The goal of the Clinical Educator Track is to provide residents with additional training and mentored practice to facilitate early success in careers as clinical educators.
This is a 24-month track which starts at the beginning of the PGY2 year and continues until the end of the PGY3 year.
Applications are submitted in the spring of the PGY1 year
Acceptance criteria: Interested applicants should provide a letter of intent, as well as one letter of support from the Residency Program Director, and one letter of recommendation from a University of Virginia faculty member
Up to three residents per PG year will be accepted
Monthly didactic sessions related to the field of medical education
Planned sessions and opportunities to actively practice various skills with mentored feedback in both inpatient and outpatient settings
Additional opportunities to participate in unique teaching activities in graduate medical education
Applicants will have opportunities to participate and submit to conferences such as PAS, APPD, COMSEP, AAP, ACGME, and USC Innovations in Medicine
Selected applicants are also encouraged to utilize 2-week elective blocks in the PGY2 and PGY3 years with the objective to submit finished products to regional and national conferences.
A faculty mentor will be designated to mentor each applicant longitudinally
This track also provides a smaller learning community of residents with a shared interest and commitment to a career incorporating medical education
Educational theories and learning styles
Delivering effective presentations
Use of technology in medical education—podcasts, audio-recordings, spaced repetition
Effectively assessing learners
Qualitative education research
Use of simulation in medical education
Design, implement, and present a scholarly project related to the field of medical education
Present one Morning Report didactic related to a topic in medical education
Successful completion of the Clinical Educator Track earns participants a certificate of achievement.