Medical Education Track
The intended audience for this program is residents who anticipate a career in academic medicine, desire to engage in scholarship related to teaching and learning, and hold aspirations of leadership roles in institutions with academic health sciences programs. Presently the majority of academic appointments in both public and private academic medical and health science institutions are non-tenure track (clinical) appointments. Clinical faculty members typically focus their time and efforts on taking care of patients and teaching physicians-in-training in clinical settings. However, clinical faculty members are rarely formally prepared for their teaching roles and many express strong interest in developing their competencies as educators in order to improve the learning of their students. Designated residents in the medical education track will participate in three fully online courses, each spanning a period of eight weeks. Each course will draw upon context-specific experiences related to teaching and learning encountered as a UF pediatric resident.
This track will be fully integrated into the general Pediatric Residency Training Program, offering a broad introduction to contemporary educational theory, instructional methods and context relevant project work that will be applied and evaluated in situ. The track will be complementary to the residency program; it will fulfill all institutional and program requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for residency education in pediatrics.