Clinical Teaching Certificate Registration Now Open

Clinical Teaching Certificate Registration 

The Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) is excited to offer a Clinical Teaching Certificate starting this fall. This Certificate Program is designed to help teachers maximize learning in the clinical environment. Faculty who teach students, residents, or fellows alongside clinical care will benefit from this program. Faculty who teach clinical skills outside of their own clinical practice will also benefit. Certificate requirements include attendance of six live, online sessions and completion of six online modules with additional independent learning activities. Certificates can be earned by completing the requirements over a single year or over multiple years.

By completing the Clinical Teaching Certificate Program, participants will:
1. Maximize a positive learning climate in their individual clinical teaching settings
2. Use techniques to optimize delivery of educational content
3. Teach effectively and efficiently in the course of clinical care
4. Provide accurate skills assessment and high yield feedback to learners

Certificate Structure 

– Certificate program is free of charge. We are currently in the process to get the program CME accredited   and that will be the only cost associated with the program. 

– 6 two-hour live virtual sessions offered over the course of a academic year. These will be repeated   annually. These sessions will be recorded, but you need to be there during the live session in order to   get the credit for the certificate. 

– 6 online modules with self study activities using TalentLMS.

– Attendance of all six live sessions and completion of self-study online modules required to earn the     certificate. This can be completed over multiple years.

– Rolling registration throughout the year. You may sign up at any time but you will need to attend a live     session before completing the linked module to receive the certificate.

2021-2022 Clinical Teaching Certificate Live Session Schedule –

All sessions 0900-1100 PST

Session 1: Tuesday, October 12th 2021: Learning climate

  1. Prioritize a positive learning climate as a prerequisite for effective teaching.
  2. Identify and employ actions and words which positively impact the learning climate.
  3. Foster a safe and welcoming learning climate for all learners.

Session 2: Friday, November 12th 2021: Understanding and retention

  1. Clearly state relevant learning goals.
  2. Engage learners in interactive learning.
  3. Use techniques which maximize understanding and retention: emphasize take-home points, use effective visual cues.

Session 3: Tuesday, January 11th 2022: Teaching efficiently

  1. Orient the learner to the clinical environment; set expectations.
  2. Prepare the learner for their role in patient encounters.
  3. Identify teaching opportunities in the flow of the workday

Session 4: Friday, February 11th 2022: Teaching in the presence of patients

  1. Simultaneously maintain learner and patient centeredness.
  2. Maximize role-modeling when interacting with patients and families in the presence of learners.
  3. Teach clinical reasoning and physical examination at the bedside or exam room.

Session 5: Tuesday, March 8th 2022: Feedback

  1. Collaborate with learners to create shared learning goals.
  2. Emphasize “coaching” and a “growth mindset.”
  3. Effectively use constructive and reinforcing feedback.

Session 6: Friday, May 13th, 2022: Assessment

  1. Use competency-based frameworks to assess the knowledge, skills and attitudes of learners.
  2. Write accurate assessments that reflect the competency of learners.
  3. Identify language commonly used that reflects bias based on identity, including gender identity, sexual orientation, BIPOC status.