Clinician-Educator Fellow Development Program

In 2015, the Department of Medicine launched a one-year program for the development of clinician educators. Clinical and educational leaders teach and practice clinically as part of their academic roles. However, they differ in their leadership and scholarship. Educational leaders run courses, clerkships, and other curricula or educational programs; they may also build innovative educational programs, evaluate those programs, or perform independent educational research to guide how we teach and assess health professions learners. Clinical leaders may run units or service lines; they are actively engaged in quality and safety evaluation and program development and may perform research in these areas to improve how we practice high quality, safe and cost-effective medicine.

The purpose of the Clinician-Educator Fellow Development Program is to create opportunities for development of clinician educators and provide divisions with the flexibility to meet the educational needs of a wider range of fellows during a one year subspecialty fellowship experience. Participating divisions may on a case by case basis offer this program as part of a path to a faculty position. Pathways to this program include:

  • Initial applications to fellowship with clinician-educator (CE) pathways (examples: renal, endocrine)
  • Application for extra year after one year fellowship program (examples: GIM, palliative care, geriatrics)
  • Transfer from T32s as interests evolve and become more focused on CE careers.

At least two (competitive) fellowship slots will be offered during fiscal year 2020-21. Additional fellows funded separately may also be considered. Optional participation with additional divisional support beyond the UCH/DOM/division funded positions may be considered in subsequent years.

Key Dates

Application DeadlineFebruary 19, 2021
Decision Notification

March 5, 2021

​Program Start DateJuly 1, 2021

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