Medical Education Clinical Track

The Medical Education Clinical Track is designed to provide focused experiences in medical education for fellows who desire a career in an academic medical setting, providing a combination of clinical care and medical education with students, residents, and/or fellows. Upon entry into the track, fellows are assigned a faculty mentor and directed towards clinical education opportunities, curriculum development, leadership training, in addition to scholarly work.

Objectives

The curriculum aims to promote excellence in the following areas:

  1. Developing curricula
  2. Creating educational material for learners of all levels
  3. Evaluating clinical proficiency and knowledge of learners and providing feedback
  4. Applying the latest education technology and innovation
  5. Facilitating small-group discussions
  6. Strategizing leadership improvement

Available Activities

  • Assist with curriculum and lecture schedules during weekly General ID and HIV conferences
  • Assist with weekly internal medicine ID board review lectures
  • Directed readings in medical education and adult learning theory
  • Small group teaching with MS1/2 microbiology course
  • Opportunities to develop “ID chalk talk” scripts for teaching on rounds
  • Assist with Medical Student Colleges teaching with ID faculty preceptors
  • Attend ID Week Med Ed COP activities and sessions

Resources

Fellows can take advantage of UTSW/Parkland/VA’s extensive resources in medical education. Weekly HIV and General ID didactic series given by faculty. A faculty research mentor will be identified, and fellows are strongly encouraged to conduct clinical or translational research and disseminate this work at a regional or national ID/medical education meetings.