Medical Education

MedEd Track

The Medical Education Track is intended for residents interested in pursuing academic and MedEd careers. Our goals are to:

  • Introduce MedEd theories and teaching strategies that are applicable to the unique
  • position of residents-as-teachers
  • Improve teaching skills through observed teaching sessions and individualized feedback
  • Expand MedEd opportunities available to residents by providing protected time to
  • develop teaching skills and to participate in mentored longitudinal MedEd projects
  • Provide individualized mentorship to residents who plan on incorporating MedEd as a
  • component of their future careers

Eligibility and Application:

  • 1st year residents in Peds or IM
  • 1st or 2nd year residents in MedPeds
  • 2nd or 3rd year EM/IM residents

Track Components:

Required Rotation

  • Minimum 2 weeks MedEd teaching elective (once during residency)
  • To coincide with the weeklong “Transition to Residency” (TTR) program for medical students in Spring
  • Attend mini-lecture series
  • Protected time to work on a longitudinal project
  • Optional additional 2 weeks for a longitudinal project or to participate in TTR a second time

 Required Scholarly Activities:

  • Attend monthly conference series (min 75% attendance)
  • Watching recordings counts! Will need to send proof of completion
  • Participate in yearly MedEd OSTE (Objective Structured Teaching Examination/Exercise)
  • Present on a MedEd topic of your choice (minimum once/year) during:
    • MedEd track conferences
    • Categorical morning/noon conferences
    • Intern Orientation (can be someone’s project!)
    • Rising Senior Meeting (can be someone’s project!)
  • Work with a faculty mentor to complete the longitudinal project in MedEd
    • Goal to submit abstract to regional/national conference, present scholarly work at a research symposium, publish an article on a MedEd blog or MedEd portal
  • Participate in at least 3 additional teaching opportunities throughout the course of the residency, including but not limited to:
    • M2 Simulation sessions (tentatively winter, spring)
    • Peds Clerkship Simulation sessions (tentatively year-round)
    • Transition to Clerkship for rising M3s (tentatively April)
    • Clinical Intersections for M3s (tentatively July-December)
    • Newborn Workshop (tentatively March-June)
    • Introduction to Clinical Medicine
    • College of Medicine (COM) Mentor’s Program (teach med students how to write/present case reports)
    • Precept in the student-run free clinic
    • Semiannual individual progress meetings with track director

Upon track completion participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Track Directors:

Dr. Kelsie Avants, DO (MedPeds)

Dr. Jenna Schulte, MD (MedPeds)