Instructor giving a lecture

Teaching is an integral part of many faculty members' responsibilities at the Medical School, whether they're instructing medical students in a traditional classroom setting, or teaching benchside in the lab.

Find resources to help you refine your skills as an instructor and energize your ideas for sharing knowledge.


May 30, 2023

This website hosted by UMMS Medical Student Education provides many resources for improving feedback during clinical teaching.

April 01, 2023

This is an interactive online self-study activity focused on key elements of teaching and assessing clinical skills developed by Sally Santen, M.D./Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Educational Research and Quality Improvement, and Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Medical Education, U-M Medical School. 

The full course is comprised of modules that include:

  1.  Providing Feedback
  2. Orienting the Learner
  3. Using the RIME Model
  4. How to Effectively Supervise and Teach Residents:  Entrustment and Autonomy
  5. The Briefing, Inter-case or Intra-operative Teaching, Debriefing (BID) Model for Clinical Teaching
  6. How to Effectively Incorporate Evidence Based Medicine Teaching into the Clinical Environment

You are able to review any or all of the modules at your leisure. 

To access this course: Go to https://www.coursera.org/learn/clinical-skills/ and click on "Enroll Now".


April 01, 2023

If you want to improve your public speaking skills, there are many Toastmasters groups in the local area.  You can even start a club of your own.

April 01, 2023

This Coursera course provides those involved in educating members of the health professions an asynchronous, interdisciplinary, and interactive way to obtain, expand, and improve their teaching skills. These skills can then be applied within their own professional context, with a variety of learners, extending across many stages.

Taught by: Caren Stalburg, MD, MA, Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences, U-M Medical School

April 01, 2023

The Academy for Educational Excellence and Scholarship (i.e. Academy) at the University of Michigan Medical School is intended to recognize and augment the educational rigor and innovation of its faculty, to promote faculty development in education & mentoring, foster the visibility of UMMS educational leadership nationally and internationally, and to mobilize these talents to improve educational outcomes.

February 27, 2023

From Johns Hopkins Medicine: 

The medical and biomedical school setting naturally requires varied teaching styles and techniques because of the unique academic and clinical settings in which they reside. It is increasingly evident that a variety of teaching approaches is also important to meet the needs and preferences of a variety of learners. There are now new teaching methods to master as well as ways to improve the effectiveness of tried and true approaches.
This section presents quick guidelines, tips, and varied teaching methods relevant to medical and biomedical education.
April 15, 2022

The Medical Education Scholars Program is designed for Medical School faculty and a limited number of fellows to develop as leaders in medical education. Skills emphasized include educational leadership, teaching and scholarship.

January 29, 2020

This Educator Guide goes into great depth about the Medical School curriculum and also includes a plethora of other useful pieces of information for faculty who engage with our medical students. It also helps with our education efforts around the LCME reaccreditation process.