Program Overview

The HMS-Egypt Training to Teachers (T2T) program is targeted to an audience of clinician educators practicing and residential in Egypt who are seeking to develop skills in medical education. These clinicians will be 5-10 years post-primary terminal degree (e.g., MBBS or MD). An attendance of 800 learners is anticipated. The program will comprise of 2 Egypt-based workshops each of 4 days, with an optional third workshop for 40 participants in Boston. Workshop 1 will be focused on Faculty Development and Curriculum Design. Workshop 2 will be on Assessment, Technology, and Communication. The optional workshop at Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston (Workshop 3) will focus on providing an Immersive Experience in Teaching. Each of the first two workshops are currently planned to be held in Egypt.

  • Curriculum

    and Workshop Information

    Learning Objectives for Workshop 1 in Training to Teachers

    • Review educational theory and cognition in medical education
    • Understand active teaching techniques, learning skills and strategies
    • Developing a learning culture, basic strategies for curriculum design and implementation
    • Best practices in classroom-based teaching
    • Best practices for teaching at the bedside

    Learning Objectives for Workshop 2 in Assessment, Technology, and Communication

    • Review approaches to, and learn techniques in, assessment, evaluation and feedback
    • Learn the importance of evidence-based teaching. Understand the importance of technology as a lever for improved learning and learning outcomes
    • Develop skills in small group and large group communication

    Each workshop will be preceded by pre-work. Learners will be provided access to approximately 10 pre-recorded lectures on the HMS Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) that they will be required to complete prior to the workshop. These lectures are associated with quizzes that will need to be completed satisfactorily.

    Learners will be provided all materials required for individual sessions, this will include but not be limited by, reading material, accesses to case materials, etc.

    Learners will be expected to attend both workshops and review the asynchronous pre-workshop assignments in order to receive a “Certificate of Completion.”


    The assessment will be a weighted assessment with the following weighted components

    • Capstone 50%
    • Formative Quiz Completion 10%
    • Attendance 10%
    • Final Examination 30%
    • A pass will be at or above the 70 percentile on a ranked list
    • Distinction at or above 90 percentile on a ranked list
  • Admissions

    Candidates nominated for the HMS-Egypt Training to Teachers (T2T) program will be expected to have a terminal medical degree (MD, MBBS or MB ChB). Nurses, pharmacists and social workers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    Applications will include the submission of a CV, letter of recommendation from a supervisor, and a participant-prepared 250-word essay. The selection panel will include an academic representative from MoHP.