Teacher Training Program

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The Department of Immunology and Microbiology Teacher Training Program offers advanced PhD students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to develop a range of valuable teaching skills within the realm of scientific and medical education.

Endorsements from Teacher Training Program Trainees

“Overall my experience in the Teacher Training Program has been overwhelmingly positive and has provided me with essential techniques and skills for my future as a scientific educator. Dr. Bernard has been an outstanding mentor whose clear expectations and constructive criticism have fostered my growth as an instructor. I would strongly encourage any current pre- and post- doctoral trainees with an interest in future teaching work to participate in this program, as it will provide them with a foundation of pedagogical skills essential for future successful teaching.”
Scott Thompson, PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

“During my third year as a postdoctoral fellow, I sought teaching experience to prepare myself for tenure-track faculty positions and was lucky enough to connect with Aimee to become a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Immunology (IMMU7530) course. Helping with the IMMU7530 course has been an invaluable experience unlike any other teaching assistant position, the difference certainly being Aimee’s knowledge and dedication to helping others improve. The result has been an increased confidence in my teaching ability and a better understanding of the practices and structures that can be used going forward in my career. Altogether, IMMU7530 has left me more prepared for a faculty position. I would recommend that any PhD student or postdoctoral fellow interested in teaching should jump at an opportunity to work with her, or take part in her teacher training program.”
William Palmer, PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee, Department of Immunology and Microbiology