Instructional Peer Observation Program

About the Peer Observation Program (IPOP)

The Instructional Peer Observation Program at Stanford School of Medicine is a partnership between the Teaching and Mentoring Academy and the Evaluation and Instructional Development department.  This program fosters a community of like-minded faculty who have come together to cultivate peer-coaching in the teaching environment. We provide effective coaching approaches, feedback tools, and evidence-based teaching strategies for various educational environments. Faculty of all levels are invited to participate in the program, engage in robust dialog, and create a community of practice, with the ultimate goal of strengthening teaching.

How it Works

Any faculty member may participate. No training is required to have your teaching session observed.  Faculty who wish to observe their peers must complete a short workshop that covers how to apply the IPOP feedback rubrics. Upcoming times are listed below; there is also an asynchronous option for those unable to attend. 

Please reach out directly if you would like to join our community! Begin by completing a short interest form here.  This will ensure that we include you in future events and communications.

If you would like one of your teaching sessions observed, please complete the interest form above, then complete the steps listed in the accordion below:

If you have any questions, please contact Adam Hain or Claire Medina  We are happy to provide support on the registration and calendar system.  To observe peer sessions please register for one of the sessions below.

Upcoming Rubric Workshops for Fall 2021:

Monday, November 8, 2021 9:00  - 10:00 AM

Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Questions or more information contact or

IPOP Steering Committee

Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Danit Ariel, MD, MS, NCMP 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology, Gerontology, and Metabolism

Kiran Brar, MS

Director of Evaluation and Instructional Development

Adam Hain, DET, MAEd

Associate Director for Instructional Development

Lars Osterberg, MD, MPH

Professor, Primary Care & Population Health
Co-director Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy

Christine Schirmer, EdD
Administrative Director
Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy

Malathi Srinivasan MD, FACP

Clinical Professor, Medicine--Primary Care and Population Health

Diane E. J. Stafford, MD

Clinical Professor, Pediatrics--Endocrinology and Diabetes