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Foundations in Medical Education 


The Foundations in Medical Education faculty development course is designed to provide participants with the core knowledge and strategies to initiate a career as a teacher and educator. It is targeted at early career faculty as well as experienced physicians who are looking to take on a more formal role in the education of medical students, residents and/or fellows.

This 10-session course will be offered each academic year beginning in October. Sessions will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00pm at BIDMC, in person, to allow for a dynamic and interactive small group discussion structure.

Nicole Dubosh, MD


Participants will gain an understanding of core medical education topics including adult learning theory, bedside teaching skills, curriculum development, reaching the modern-day learner, providing effective feedback, assessment and evaluation, remediation, basics of medical education research, and time management, among others. Additionally, participants will gain skills and understanding on how to transform daily educational responsibilities into scholarship that can advance their careers and academic promotion.

Who Should Apply

Faculty at BIDMC with rank of Clinical Instructor or higher. This course is for early career educators or clinical teachers who would like some foundation in cognitive theory as well as learning and teaching practice and strategies.



Applications are due July 1, 2024 for the October start.

Financial Support

Department will receive $5,000 upon the successful completion of program as determined by the course director.

Please submit a letter of interest including a commitment to make the scheduled meetings and CV no later than July 1 to Kelly Anastasio at


Please contact course director Nicole Dubosh, MD at if you have any specific questions about this opportunity.


Foundations in Medical Education Class of 2023

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