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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

Upcoming Teaching and Learning Events on Campus

Apr April 24 - Jun 19 Wed-Wed 2019

Navigating Emotion in the Clinical Encounter

This workshop series, a Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy Innovation Grant project, is designed to teach clinicians and medical educators how to identify, regulate and respond to emotion successfully during clinical encounters. 

  • PART I: The Physiology, Social and Clinical Functions of Emotion  Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6pm-7:15pm in Alway M112. This first workshop addresses the physiology, social, and clinical functions of emotion, providing attendees with a framework and set of tools with which to navigate identifying and regulating emotion during clinical encounters. Dinner will be provided. Registration available here
  • PART II: Cultural and Gender Differences in Emotion Expression and Patient Populations with Impaired Affect  Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:pm-3:15pm in LKSC (as part of Education Day). Registration available here
  • PART III: Clinical Communication Strategies for Navigating Emotion  Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 5:30pm-6:45pm in Alway M112.This workshop provides a framework for addressing emotion in a manner that facilitates rapport and contributes to successful provider and patient outcomes. Registration 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 will be available on this website in August. See past seminar topics, videos and materials 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 will be available in August. Read more 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