Clinical Teaching Seminar Series

Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS) 2015-2016 Schedule

The Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS) is a joint faculty development program of the Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesia departments. The Series is a once monthly seminar on core topics within medical education, presented by content experts to a multi-disciplinary audience across all levels. For the first time this year, we are also offering an Honors Certificate in Medical Education for participants who attend a majority of the Seminars and complete and present a scholarly project in medical education. In our inaugural year, we have 50 Honors Scholars from ten disciplines, ranging from interns to program directors and hospital administrators. All of the Seminars are open for anyone, whether or not they are participating in the Honors Certificate. 

If you are interested in learning more, please email Surgical Education Fellow Dr. Laura Mazer at

August 19, 2015        

    Topic: Needs Assessment, introduction to Educational Scholarship

    Instructors: Dr. James Lau (Surgery), Dr. Pedro Tanaka (Anesthesia)

September 16, 2015

    Topic: Goals and Objectives, Assessment Methods

    Instructor: Dr. Laura Mazer (Surgery)

October 14, 2015

    Topic: Delivering Effective Feedback

    Instructor: Dr. Shashank Joshi (psychiatry), Dr. Sallie De Golia (psychiatry)

November 11, 2015

    Topic: Curriculum Development

    Instructor: Dr. Rebecca Blankenburg (pediatrics)

December 9, 2015

    Topic: Simulation for Nontechnical Skills

    Instructors: Dr. Rebecca Smith-Coggins (Emergency Medicine) and Dr. Phil Harter (Emergency Medicine)

January 13, 2016

    Topic: Curriculum Evaluation

    Instructors: Dr. Sylvia Bereknyei (SOM) and Dr. Diane H Steinberg (GME)

February 10, 2016

    Topic: Debrief Strategies

    Instructor: Dr. David Gaba (Anesthesia)

March 9, 2016    

    Topic: Large Group Didactics

    Instructor:    Dr. Neil Gesundheit (Medicine)

April 13, 2016

    Topic: Bedside (Clinical) Teaching

    Instructor: Dr. Kelly Skeff (Medicine)

May 11, 2016

    Scholar Project Presentations, Part 1

  June 8, 2016

    Scholar Project Presentations, Part 2