Program for Post-Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician-Educators

Offered Annually
In-person - Boston, MA


Next Course:
December 9 - 11, 2023
Attendance at all 3 days is required

Application opens: April 1, 2023
Deadline to apply: June 30, 2023 Extended to July 15, 2023
Notification of acceptance: End of July

Course Brochure

Upon completion of this in person course, scholars will:
  • Discuss and apply theories of learning to their own teaching practice
  • Adapt their teaching practices to further the achievement of intended learning objectives
  • Use feedback for both teaching and learning improvement
  • Reflect on their own and others’ work in medical education with a scholarly focus 
  • Use a scholarly approach to educational project development
  • Broaden their own community of clinician-educators within medical education

This three-day intensive program is focused on post-graduate trainees (residents and fellows) who seek to enhance their skills and scholarship as future academic clinician-educators. The course content is focused on two major themes: skills in teaching and learning and developing scholarship in medical education. Learning formats rely on small group project work and problem-solving, interactive small group activities with individualized feedback, and large group case-based discussion.
The course learning is built around the scholars’ educational project development. Therefore, each scholar must apply with a medical education project that is of interest to the scholar and of benefit to the current or future training program in which he or she works or teaches. Each scholar must have the explicit support of a faculty mentor who will assist and oversee the scholar’s project development at the home institution. Faculty mentors are invited and strongly encouraged to virtually attend the project reporting-out on the afternoon of day three.
1. A BRIEF BIOSKETCH. There are 3 fields available in the online application that will make up your one-page bio-sketch (3300 characters max). In the Education and Professional Experience section include your PG year of training as of December 2023, expected graduation date from post-graduate training (residency or fellowship), previous health science education experience (teacher, preceptor, course/curriculum designer). In the Scholarly Interest section include future academic goals, and in Personal Background provide any brief personal information you would like to share with your fellow scholars in the program.
2. AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT (3300 characters max). This will be the concrete vehicle to support your learning & application of new concepts. The project fields in the application have been divided into 5 sections. You will be asked to answer all the questions as they apply to your project: 1) Focus of Project. 2) Education Issue, 3) Positive Impact on education/enhanced learning/and-or patient care, 4) Supporting Literature, 5) Project Evaluation.
 3. A MENTOR LETTER OF SUPPORT. This letter should include knowledge of the applicant's academic interest/experience, as well as future potential as an academic clinician-educator; how the applicant's project will contribute to further the educational mission of program/department/institution; and support commitment, including time available for the meeting, guidance, mentoring, or resources. The mentor should include their contact information. Letters are able to be uploaded at the end of the application. The mentor should include their contact information. Letters are able to be uploaded at the end of the application or emailed to the PGME Team at Boston Children's Hospital.

Questions can be directed to the PGME team or Susan Farrell,  Click here to email Susan

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