The clinician educator track is offered to select internal medicine subspecialty fellows who are considering careers as clinician educators. This one-year certificate program provides participants with a strong foundation in curriculum design, education theory, pedagogy and presentation skills. Trainees will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to take a scholarly approach to teaching learners of all levels in small group, large group and clinical settings. This track is incorporated into the fellow’s specialty training program and does not require extending the training period.


  • Didactics – Required participation in two 2-week courses: Introduction to Medical Education & Advanced Topics in Medical Education both of which occur on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. The courses include didactic sessions and workshops in learning theory, curriculum design, feedback and assessment, survey design, small group facilitation skills, presentation skills and professional development. 
  • Serving as a mentor in the Phase 1 Clinical Skills Bedside Teaching Program (summer) 
  • Additional teaching opportunities may include: facilitating medical student small groups or teaching didactics as part of Phase 1 or Phase 2 courses/didactics; developing and leading didactics for medicine residents as part of the ambulatory core didactics and noon conference series.  
  • Capstone Curriculum Design Project  

Application Process

  • For 2-year internal medicine subspecialty fellowships, candidates apply during their first year of subspecialty fellowship.
  • For 3-year internal medical subspecialty fellowships, candidates have the option to apply either during their first or second year of subspecialty fellowship.
  • All candidates must be in good standing in their subspecialty fellowship and must obtain the support of their fellowship program director for protected time away from clinical duties during the two 2-week courses (fall & winter).
  • Send a completed application form, an updated CV, your Clinician Educator Portfolio (if you have one), and a Letter of Support from your fellowship program director, to Bee Gunn