At University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital we offer a longitudinal medical education and leadership track experience that provides interested residents with the foundational skills and knowledge to grow their career as clinician-educators.
Track participants have the opportunity to learn foundations of medical education & academic leadership including:
- Teaching Skills & Learning Theory
- Curriculum Development
- Education Scholarship & Research Methods
- Feedback, Evaluation & Assessment
- Leadership development
- Professional Development
The cycling curriculum encompasses monthly Med-Ed Nights Out, workshops & seminars and hands-on longitudinal teaching experiences. In addition, track-sponsored education projects offer the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in developing, implementing and studying various educational endeavors. Opportunities to individualize the track experience based on each resident’s unique goals is available and encouraged: allowing customization of the track experience to fit different career paths.
2019 - 2020 Track Projects include:
- Development & Impact of a Resident Handbook Point of Care App
- Improving Feedback
- Residents as Teachers Seminars
- Curriculum Development for Evidence Based Practice App
For residents passionate about a career in medical education, an application-based pathway is available within the track. Leadership in Medical Education (LME) is a collaborative pathway founded by the UH internal medicine program and now encompassing a total of 6 residencies.
In addition to completing the RBC track, LME participants also:
- Attend 6 collaborative seminars each year
- Earn a UH Certificate of Leadership from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Weatherhead School of Management
- Attend Principles of Medical Education Conference at Harvard during the junior year
Those selected serve as the RBC Medical Education & Leadership Track Chiefs during their senior year.