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Medical Educator Workshops

Mission Statement

Teaching is a complex and personal art.  Academic medical institutions have long emphasized the importance of having a command of the subject matter as the primary reflection or measure of effective teaching.   Our experience as learners in the field of medicine has shown us that effective teaching calls on far more than a comprehensive understanding of the material. Conveying new information to adult learners requires skills not usually taught and talents not always rewarded in medicine.  Effective teaching requires an integration of skills in speaking, an understanding of the learners and the learning process and an organization of teaching points with clear and useful objectives.  Physicians can improve upon their teaching talents and skills using concepts advanced by leaders in the field of adult learning.


The Medical Educator Workshops is both multifaceted and dynamic.  Each session is devoted to specific aspects of the medical learning environment.  Instructors are Emory faculty from a variety of departments who share a passion and expertise in education.  The workshops employ presentations and interactive exercises to practice concepts of adult learning in academic medicine.  

Goals for the Medical Educator Program

After participating actively in these seminars and completing recommended project activities, participants be able to:

1) Apply principles of teaching to different learning audiences and settings 
2) Design and deliver a quality formal presentation.
3) Critically evaluate educational events and programs


A. Teaching in Academic Medicine: How to Build a Teaching Career as a Clinician-Educator

B. Adult Learning Theory: What You Need to Know About the Learners You Teach

C. Models in Precepting: How to Approach Every Kind of Learner

D. Small Group Learning Dynamics

E. Effective Feedback: Coach, not Critic

F. How to Create an Engaging Lecture

G. Digital Adjuncts to Teaching; Useful Toys to Engage Your Learners

H. Public Speaking: Simple Steps to Make You a More COnfident & Compelling Speaker

Writing Series

I.  The Writer's Toolbox

J.  Essay Writing: Your Voice on the Page

K.  Medical Writing: How to Turn Your Smart Ideas Into Engaging Prose


This workshop series is offered to any department or division in the School of Medicine at Emory University and may be tailored to a variety of audiences ranging from students to faculty.  Each workshop can last 45-90 minutes depending on the interests of the audience and availability of the instructors.  Departments and Divisions may select any workshop and schedule at their convenience.

Workshops are arranged through the Office of Graduate Medical Education. Please click HERE to access the workshop request form and submit all completed forms to Taiwana Mearidy -