High-Impact, Evidence-Based Education for Health Care Professionals
To successfully train the next generation of health care professionals, medical educators must utilize innovative teaching strategies and techniques in both classroom and clinical settings. Training to Teach in Medicine is a six-month online certificate program taught by distinguished Harvard Medical School faculty for clinician-educators, instructors and faculty from across the globe. This contemporary program integrates traditional and novel pedagogic methods, skills-based training, two live virtual workshops, online learning modules, individual and team projects, as well as a final capstone project to benefit your home institution.
Training to Teach in Medicine aims to develop skilled clinical educators who can apply educational theories and teaching best practices to instruct medical students and physicians-in-training, in turn equipping the future medical workforce for career success. Participants will graduate from the program with the skills, strategies and techniques required to educate medical students and adult learners in a variety of settings.
Upon program completion, participants will:
Master evidence-based justifications for critical clinical education skill sets. Through the study of educational theories, scholars will leave the program with a framework to educate medical learners in practice
Learn and apply practical teaching skills to diverse groups of adult learners in bedside, ambulatory, classroom and other settings
Accelerate leadership and professional development in medical education pedagogies and teaching techniques
Priority Enrollment Deposit Deadline: September 4, 2024
Drawing from best practices across Harvard Medical School’s education curriculum and evidence-based methodologies, this program offers you the opportunity to:
Gain the skill sets, techniques and strategies to design a highly engaging, interactive educational curriculum for your home institution
Understand the process of adult learning and how it should impact medical education
Master small group teaching and case-based collaborative learning
Apply the principles of curriculum development to classroom, clinical and remote-learning settings
Recognize and implement the necessary elements for successful curriculum reform
Integrate simulation and modern technology to enhance teaching and learning
Become a more effective and committed advisor who knows how to guide and inspire others
Develop a network of like-minded clinical educators from around the world
Optimize evaluations and assessments and provide more productive feedback
Apply the core ethical principles of medical education research to classroom and clinical teaching
Understand underlying theory from a conceptual perspective, incorporating learning sciences and other justifications for the content
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Harvard Medical School designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Credits can be claimed only for the on-demand video portion of the program.
Workshop 1: November 7–9, 2024 | Live Virtual Workshop 2: May 29–June 1, 2025 | Live Virtual
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The 2024–2025 Training to Teach in Medicine Program
Building on current and prior Training to Teachers programs in India, Mongolia, China and Egypt, this Training to Teach in Medicine program utilizes an innovative active learning approach that emphasizes the traditional tutorial system that features live workshops, video tutorials, seminars and symposia. Anchored by two online workshops, learners benefit from additional recorded online lectures on core concepts.
Training to Teach in Medicine program curriculum emphasizes team-based learning with scholars working in groups to examine issues, apply taught concepts, and problem-solve with input from peers. In addition, scholars will have ample access to program faculty throughout the program for ongoing guidance and support.
Upon fulfilling the program requirements, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You will also become eligible to become an Associate Member of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard University Alumni Associations.