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Teaching Excellence Institute for Clinical Educators


The Teaching and Learning Center is offering a Clinical Educator track of the Teaching Excellence Institute, beginning September 25. This program is a combination of monthly presentations along with some reflection activities and planning exercises related to clinical education. Specific topics will include:

  • Faculty and student panels talking about strategies for effective clinical education
  • Characteristics of Effective Clinical Teachers
  • Teaching in a Clinical Setting
  • Setting Expectations
  • Feedback and Coaching
  • Case-Based Learning to Teach Clinical Reasoning
  • Questioning as a Teaching Tool

These sessions will be conducted by a combination of TLC staff and UTHSC faculty. The track is open to any instructor who teaches UTHSC students. Upon completion of the requirements for the certificate, participants will receive a signed certificate, the “Clinical Educators” medallion (both digital and physical versions), and a $500 stipend.

If you’re interested in participating, you can register at https://libcal.uthsc.edu/calendar/TLC/clinical_educator.

The first session is September 25 and will continue through May on the fourth Friday of the month.

Send email to tlc@uthsc.edu with questions or to request the complete program.