Leadership in Medical Education Pathway

While all categorical residents will have abundant opportunities for teaching, the Leadership in Medical Education (LME) Pathway is intended for residents who wish to further develop the skills necessary for becoming an effective educator and leader in the medical education community. The primary goal of the pathway is to establish a solid foundation in the essential theories of adult learning and apply that knowledge in real life practice.

With protected additional time and funding for national conferences, residents will have built-in opportunities to work with the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as serve as educators within the residency program. Additionally, in collaboration with the Case Weatherhead School of Management, residents in the track will participate in a curriculum on essential leadership skills and graduate with a certificate in Leadership in Medical Education.

Length of training: three years
Setting: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Description and Defining Characteristics

While all categorical residents will have abundant opportunities for teaching, the Leadership in Medical Education (LME) Pathway is intended for residents who wish to further develop the skills necessary for becoming an effective educator and leader in the medical education community. The primary goal of the pathway is to establish a solid foundation in the essential theories of adult learning and apply that knowledge in real life practice.

With protected additional elective time and funding for national conferences, residents will have built-in opportunities to work with Case Western Reserve University/UH Cleveland Medical Center, as well as serve as educators within the residency program. Using a combination of small group, formal didactic and "chalk-talk" teaching methods, residents will have exposure to various teaching environments.

In addition to developing teaching skills, residents in this pathway will build their leadership skills by attending courses at the Weatherhead School of Management, as well as direct exposure to various leadership roles within the residency program, Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals health care system.

Example Schedule

The breakdown of the schedule for residents in the Leadership in Medical Education Pathway is the same as that of our categorical residents. It is expected that some of the elective time will be used for activities pertinent to the pathway. The overall progression of training can be viewed below:

PGY1

  • Identify a clinician-educator mentor
  • Establish a solid foundation of adult learning theory and curriculum development
  • Begin working with and mentoring medical students
  • Monthly Leadership in Medical Education conference
  • Begin to build an educational portfolio to take with you after graduation
  • Identify an educational scholarly project

PGY2

  • Continue to build an educational portfolio with continued involvement with the medical school in various teaching roles
  • Act as an Intern Boot Camp leader for the residency program
  • Develop an educational scholarly project
  • Attend a national conference on medical education and teaching skills
  • Monthly Leadership in Medical Education Noon conference

PGY3

  • Teach and run more advanced medical school courses
  • Become more involved with education within the residency program (run clinic conferences, develop noon teaching conferences)
  • Present or publish educational scholarly project
  • Sit on medical school oversight committees
  • Upon completion of four full-day executive leadership courses, receive the Leadership in Medical Education certificate from the Weatherhead School of Management

For More Information

For more information about the pathway, please contact Charles LoPresti, MD.

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