on the TiME Program

Teaching in Medical Education
Faculty Fellows Program
Developing faculty as medical educators and
scholars in teaching and learning
Teresa (Terry) Carter, EdD
Goals for the Program
Enhance depth and breadth of faculty expertise to support
teaching and learning in medicine.
Foster the development of a cadre of academic leaders who can
model best practices in teaching within undergraduate, clinical,
and graduate programs.
Promote leadership in the scholarship of teaching and learning
(SoTL) through contributions in the medical education literature.
How it Works
One or more courses
(2 credit hours each)
12 credit hours
to earn a
Certificate in
Medical Education
from the School of
Education at VCU
Courses in the TiME Program
Required to earn
the Certificate
Electives (Choose
Performance Feedback
and Simulation
Curriculum Design
Group and Team
Adult Learning
Theory and Practice
Digital Media
Technologies for
Teaching in Medicine
Teaching as
Scholarship in
Medical Education
Reflective Practice
Course Descriptions
Instructional Strategies
Curriculum Design
Provides knowledge and skills in
strategies for teaching large and
small groups using discussion and
team-based learning, as well as
teaching in clinical settings during
rounds and at bedside.
Introduces principles and
practices for designing a course
or unit of instruction, including
a rotation experience. Focus is
on constructing learnercentered objectives,
assessment strategies, and
selection of appropriate
instructional strategies.
Course Descriptions
Theory and Practice of Adult
An overview of major adult
learning theories applicable to
medical education and how these
form the basis for practical
aspects of teaching and learning
in medicine, including selfdirected learning and helping
novices acquire skills and
knowledge to build expertise.
Teaching as Scholarship in
Medical Education
Focuses on the scholarship of
teaching and learning (SoTL) in
medical education research
using qualitative, quantitative,
and mixed methods study
designs. Includes IRB proposal
preparation and the basics of
scholarly writing for
Elective Options
Performance Feedback and
Introduces use of simulated
learning experiences in preparing
healthcare professionals for
patient care. Emphasizes
facilitation skills needed to
provide effective feedback in
small group debrief experiences.
Hands-on experiential course!
Group and Team
Explores group and team
facilitation including
leadership, member roles,
group development, team
performance, and methods
for dealing with conflict.
Faculty will also explore
methods for improving their
own group membership
Elective Options
Digital Media Technologies for
Teaching in Medicine
Introduces faculty to use of Web
2.0 digital media technologies
that are creating revolutionary
changes in how we think about
teaching and learning in the 21st
century. Provides an opportunity
to learn strategies for using
digital and social media in
preclinical and clinical settings.
Reflective Practice in
Medical Education
Explores reflective practice
including the educator’s role in
developing trainees as
reflective practitioners and the
role of reflection in one’s own
professional development.
Introduces narrative medicine
as a reflective practice.
How do you pay for a TiME course?
VCU-paid faculty may use their tuition waiver benefits to cover
the costs of courses.
• Up to two courses per semester (full-time).
• If employee withdraws after the deadline / fails to complete the course /
leaves the University / earns an unsatisfactory grade, tuition waiver is
revoked and employee becomes responsible for tuition.
Other faculty who teach for the School of Medicine are
encouraged to seek tuition assistance benefits through their
home institutions.
Application Process
Faculty member completes TiME application form and submits a 1-page
letter of interest / reasons for wanting to join the program.
Faculty member obtains a letter of support from department or division
Faculty member completes University Tuition Waiver form and In-State
tuition form (if needed).
Upon University approval of the Certificate in Medical Education program,
faculty will need to apply to the School of Education to earn the Certificate.
Deadlines / Start Dates
Submit application materials
for TiME program to
Katherine Tucker, 828-9823
Summer Class in Adult Learning
Theory and Practice Begins May 15.
Enrollment deadline April 30.
To schedule a department visit, or for
more information, contact
Terry Carter