Academy of Medical Education


The Academy of Medical Education strives to develop skills necessary for achieving excellence in: 1) clinical and didactic teaching, 2) medical education scholarship and research, and 3) medical education leadership. They achieve these goals through formal and informal seminars, workshops, and mentoring. Areas of focus include: hot topics in medical education, curriculum development, learner assessment, exploration of learning theories, using technology in medical education, writing scholarly articles in medical education, developing and carrying out medical education research, reviewing and critiquing the medical education literature, and advanced development of skills in clinical teaching and supervision.


Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPE
Lori Newman, MEd
Colin Sox, MD
Carolyn Marcus, MD
Laura Chiel, MD

Recent Activities

  • Skill-building through micro-teaching exercises
  • Workshops
    o Supervision
    o Duty hours and the impact of duty hour changes
    o New pedagogies and technology: spaced education, flipped classrooms, simulation, virtual environments
    o Feedback
    o Assessment
    o Competencies, milestones, and professional activities
    o Humanism/professionalism and the hidden curriculum
    o Medical Education Research methods
    o Inter-professionalism, teamwork, and the social influence of performance
    o Attitude formation and change
    o Curriculum development
  • Social events and evening activities
  • Journal clubs: One of our journal clubs led to this resident-led perspective piece