In addition to training outstanding clinicians and researchers, the University of Washington is home to a premier educational community. We accept one fellow per year into our clinician-educator track, designed to create scholars in medical education.
Clinician-educator fellows spend more time on clinical services to develop a clinical niche, and also have ample time for medical education training and scholarship. Most fellows participate in the Teaching Scholars Program, a nine-month certificate program designed to train leaders in medical education. Fellow teaching activities are varied and include small- and large- group teaching with medical students, residents, peers, and faculty. Fellows receive coaching and feedback on their teaching activities. Fellows also establish an academic area of focus and produce scholarship, which may include curriculum development, education research, or development of teaching tools. Fellows participate in monthly Clinician-Educator Workgroup meetings and present their work at the Clinician-Educator Works-in-Progress conference. Finally, clinician-educator fellows provide input on fellowship program curricular activities.
As with physician-scientist track fellows, clinician-educator fellows participate in mini-sabbaticals in the first year and assemble a mentoring committee to guide their career development.