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Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy

The Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy is an inclusive, school-wide entity available to all those who teach and mentor our trainees – MD students, PhD students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral scholars and faculty. The Academy is a unique organization that spans the spectrum of education and advances the mission of the School of Medicine at all levels including education, research, and clinical care.

Academy Announcements

Event Postponed to Fall

4th Annual Medical & Bioscience Education Day / SIMEC V

Clinical Teaching Skills Seminar

The Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS) is a year-long faculty development program in medical education, designed to introduce clinical educators to fundamental concepts in education. The seminars are high-yield, relevant, and interactive, providing practical tips for bedside teaching, curriculum development, and education research. Monthly seminars cover qualitative survey data analysis, quantitative methods for medical education, narrative medicine, teaching methods, feedback, learner assessment and EPA's, and dissemination strategies in medical education. More information available at the seminar website here

CTL Teaching Advancement Grants

The Teaching Advancement Grant is offered by VPTL quarterly for up to $2500. It is available to Stanford faculty, lecturers, students, instructional teams, and departments. These one-time grants are meant to fund projects that serve as springboards for the exploration, design, and implementation of new or improved pedagogical approaches in courses and educational programs that support learning for Stanford students. The deadline for Fall 2019 applications is November 12, 2019. More information and application available here

Teaching and Mentoring Academy Programs

  • Medical & Bioscience Education Seminar Series

    The Teaching and Mentoring Academy's Medical & Bioscience Education Seminar Series (formerly the Medical Education Seminar Series) offers monthly seminars during the academic year. Our goal is to provide presentations to the SoM community on topics focused on improving instruction or mentoring, innovating in instructional delivery, or educational scholarship. Seminar dates and topics are available here

    Mentoring Skills Workshop Series

    The Mentoring Skills workshops are designed to enhance participants effectiveness in mentoring students. Designed as a three-part series, each session introduces new content while building on the previous session's learnings to support participants' development as mentors. Dates for the AY 2019-2020 workshops are available here.



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Our Mission Statement

The Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy promotes excellence in teaching and mentoring by developing, supporting, and recognizing dedicated educators to ensure world-class training for the next generation of physicians, researchers, and educators.


The Teaching and Mentoring Academy will help us to enhance the excellence of teaching and mentoring across the School of Medicine and recognize the critical contributions made each day by all those involved in the education of our students and trainees.


Lloyd B. Minor

Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine