UW CLIME CLINICAL TEACHING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

What is it: The CLIME Clinical Teaching Certificate program is designed to help teachers maximize learning in the clinical environment. UW Faculty within the WWAMI region who provide clinical teaching for students, residents, or fellows will benefit from this program.

What to expect: Certificate requirements include attendance of six live online sessions and completion of six online modules. The modules include additional independent learning activities. Certificates can be earned by completing the requirements over a single year or over multiple years.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this other activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*This activity includes 2 hours of live content, followed by 1-hour online learning component. In order to receive your credit, completion of all components must be done.

Check out the Huddle article about our program!

Certificate Program Mission
  • Strengthen the clinical teaching skills of all faculty who interact with learners (students, residents, and fellows).
  • Foster a shared mental model of excellent teaching.
  • Increase professional satisfaction of faculty working to grow as teachers.
  • Highlight the efforts of faculty working to grow as teachers.
  • Offer an institution-wide, standardized, durable curriculum available to all faculty.
By completing the certificate program requirements, participants will:
  • Maximize a positive learning climate in their individual clinical teaching settings.
  • Use techniques to optimize delivery of a educational content.
  • Teach effectively and efficiently in the course of clinical care.
  • Provide accurate skills assessment and high yield feedback to learners.
Certificate Structure and Time Commitment
  • 6 two – hour live virtual sessions offered over the course of a academic year. These live sessions will be repeated annually. (October -May)
  • 6 online modules with self-study activities using TalentLMS.
  • Attendance of all six live sessions and completion of self-study online modules is 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. (We do allow watching recordings for a max of two session in case of scheduling or emergencies)
  • The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this other activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. If you would like to claim credit please email Amanda Garza agarza16@uw.edu
Curated Resources - All Articles (Updated 7.25.2023)

Learning Climate

Understanding and Retention

 

Teaching Efficiently 

 

Teaching in the Presence of Patients

 

Feedback

 

Assessment

2024-2025 Clinical Teaching Certificate Schedule

All session are 9:00am -11:00am (PT) on Zoom

Learning Climate

Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Addie McClintock, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize the importance of the learning climate in optimizing trainee learning, sense of belonging and well-being.

2. Use continual, deliberate self-reflection to improve the learning climate.

3. Identify and employ actions, words and behaviors which positively impact the learning climate.

Understanding and Retention

Thursday, November 14, 2024

Laura Goodell, MD & Katie Lowe, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Collaborate with learners to create shared learning goals.

2. Engage learners in active learning.

3. Use techniques which maximize understanding and retention: emphasize take-home points, use effective visual cues.

Teaching Efficiently

Tuesday, January 14, 2025

Somnath Mookherjee, MD

Learning Objectives:

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.

Teaching in the Presence of Patients

Friday, February 14, 2025

Faculty TBA

Learning Objectives:

1. Balance patient-centeredness and learner autonomy during clinical teaching.

2.Maximize learning of communication skills, physical tasks, and clinical reasoning in the presence of patients.

3.Interrupt bias in clinical teaching encounters.

Feedback

Tuesday, March 18, 2025

Katherine Michaelsen, MD, MASc & Elizabeth Schackmann, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Collaborate with learners to create shared learning goals.

2. Emphasize coaching and a growth mindset.

3. Effectively use constructive and reinforcing feedback.

Assessment

Friday, May 9, 2025

Alan Yang, MD, Tomoko Sairenji, MD & Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Use competency-based frameworks to assess learners.

2. Recognize and correct biased language in assessment.

3. Write accurate assessments that reflect the competency of learners.

2023-2024 Clinical Teaching Schedule

All session are 9:00am -11:00am (PT) on Zoom

Learning Climate

October 10, 2023

Addie McClintock, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize the importance of the learning climate in optimizing trainee learning, sense of belonging and well-being.

2. Use continual, deliberate self-reflection to improve the learning climate.

3. Identify and employ actions, words and behaviors which positively impact the learning climate.

Understanding and Retention

November 3, 2023

Laura Goodell, MD & Katie Lowe, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Collaborate with learners to create shared learning goals.

2. Engage learners in active learning.

3. Use techniques which maximize understanding and retention: emphasize take-home points, use effective visual cues.

Teaching Efficiently

Rescheduled: June 4, 2024 or June 27, 2024

Somnath Mookherjee, MD

Learning Objectives:

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.

Teaching in the Presence of Patients

February 6, 2024

Renata Thronson, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Balance patient-centeredness and learner autonomy during clinical teaching.

2.Maximize learning of communication skills, physical tasks, and clinical reasoning in the presence of patients.

3.Interrupt bias in clinical teaching encounters.

Feedback

March 12, 2024

Katherine Michaelsen, MD, MASc & Elizabeth Schackmann, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Collaborate with learners to create shared learning goals.

2. Emphasize coaching and a growth mindset.

3. Effectively use constructive and reinforcing feedback.

Assessment

May 10, 2024

Alan Yang, MD, Tomoko Sairenji, MD & Jeanne Cawse-Lucas, MD

Learning Objectives:

1. Use competency-based frameworks to assess learners.

2. Recognize and correct biased language in assessment.

3. Write accurate assessments that reflect the competency of learners.