Please note: The CTSS site has moved.  The current 2020-21 information in now here under the Teaching and Mentoring Academy.

Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS)

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. 

The HONORS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM is meant to recognize participants with a dedication to medical education, who regularly attend the seminars and complete a scholarly project in medical education. The Honors Program is a multi-disciplinary program open to all medical students, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty with an interest in medical education.

2019-2020 Schedule

September 4, 2019 LKSC 130 5:15-7:15 pm  Curriculum Development

Small group work through to develop scholar projects – Becky Blankenburg - Pediatrics

October 2, 2019 LKSC 130   Survey Methods

Lindsay Oishi - School of Education

November 6, 2019 LKSC 130   Qualitative Survey Data Analysis

Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell - Surgery

December 4, 2019 LKSC 130   Quantitative Methods for Medical Education

Stefanie Sebok-Syer

January 8, 2020 LKSC 130 5:30 pm   Narrative Medicine

Kelley Skeff – Internal Medicine

February 5, 2020 LKSC 130   Teaching Methods

Dan Schwartz - School of Education

March 4, 2020 LKSC 130   Feedback

Marianne Chen - Anesthesia

April 1, 2020 LKSC 130, 5:15pm   Learner Assessments/EPA’s

Holly Caretta-Weyer – EMED

May 6, 2020 LKSC 130   Dissemination Strategies in Medical Education

Pat O’Sullivan - UCSF

May 9, 2020 LKSC 130/101-2  5th Annual Stanford Innovations in Medical Education Conference

June 3, 2020 LKSC 130   Honors Scholars Presentations (Those not presented at SIMEC V)


After submission and acceptance of the Honors Scholar application, requirements for attaining an honors certificate are:

  1. Attend at least 7 seminars within one year (or 10 seminars if completing the program over two years)
  2. Complete a scholarly project in medical education
    - Scholarly projects can be curricular development (the curriculum must be implemented with evaluation data available), or research in medical education, or a rigorous needs assessment or systematic review
  3. Present the scholarly project at the CTSS end-of-year conference on May 20 or the last session on June 20 if cannot make the conference

Honors Certificate in Medical Education Oversight Committee:

Pediatrics:  Rebecca Blankenburg

Surgery: James Lau

Anesthesia: Pedro Tanaka

General Medical Disciplines:  Erika Schillinger

Emergency Medicine: Sarah Williams

GME: Diane H. Steinberg

School of Medicine: Sylvia Bereknyei

School of Medicine: Kiran Brar

School of Medicine: Adam Hain

CTSS SIMEC Conference

2019 Stanford Innovations in Medical Education Conference V

May 9 2020

Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center 130

Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford CA