Clinician Educator Pathway Fellowship

Our Clinician Educator Pathway is designed for fellows interested in improving their ability to educate students, residents, and other fellows. In doing so, the pathway seeks to strengthen the fellow's skill set in education and further prepare him or her for a career in academic cardiology.

Pathway Components

  • Experience teaching in multiple clinical contexts
  • Experience with a variety of teaching modalities
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Formalized instruction on the principles of Medical Education
  • Attending supervision and resident/student feedback on teaching skills
  • Mentorship from Cardiology Faculty
  • Scholarship: Medical Education, Outcomes, Quality Improvement, Etc.
  • Career Development: Maintaining a Teaching Portfolio

Medical Education Seminars

This is an eight session series conducted by leaders in medical education from the University of Michigan. Sessions will occur approximately one evening per month from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. A variety of topics will be covered including the following:

  • Introduction: Integrating Education into an Academic Career
  • Learning Theory/Teaching Theory
  • Bedside and Procedural Teaching
  • Curriculum Design
  • Direct Observation, Feedback, Assessments
  • Teaching Models
  • Integrating Technology into Teaching
  • Scholarly Pursuits in Medical Education & Career Planning

CCU Small Group Sessions

Fellows lead morning small group teaching sessions prior to CCU rounds for two weeks per year. This amounts to 10 sessions (each session is 15-20 minutes). Feedback on teaching is provided. 

Cardiology Teaching Fellow

Fellows organize afternoon small group teaching sessions for students and residents on the General Cardiology Service. Four sessions are provided over a two week period.

Co-Attending Experience

During the third year of fellowship, each participant serves as a “co-attending” on the General Cardiology or CCU Service. The fellow’s lone responsibility will be to educate students and residents under the supervision of an attending.

Curriculum Initiative and Medical Education Scholarship

During the second and third year of fellowship, each fellow is expected to complete one educational initiative or scholarly project. Options include the following:

  • Develop or revise rotation-specific curricula
  • Write teaching scripts for CCU Lecture Series
  • Manage specific rotation with attending
  • Develop or revise an educational conference
  • Other novel approaches to education