The Clinician Educator Track offered by UCLA Neurology Residency Program aims to train the next generations of neurology clinician-educators and equip residents with skills in teaching best practices, curriculum development and educational scholarship, depending on each resident's individual interests.
To fulfill the requirements of the track, residents are required to attend quarterly track meetings, participate in at least one medical education elective, and complete a medical education scholarly project over the course of their residency training. These requirements take into consideration the busy schedules of our residents and there is appropriate flexibility depending on PGY-year. We also recognize that access to mentorship is paramount in this process and our residents have access to mentors with experience in curriculum design and development and educational scholarship.
In collaboration with the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA, our residents also have the option of participating in the DGSOM Medical Education Fellowship. There are two one-year certificate programs:
- Year one entitled Innovations in Curriculum Design and Evaluation and
- Year two entitled Medical Education Scholarship.
Participating residents are required to attend a bi-weekly seminar series for both programs and develop an innovative curriculum project for Year 1 and a research project for Year 2.
Application to the program is through the David Geffen School of Medicine normally in the spring of PGY-2 or PGY-3 year. More information can be found here.
Clinician Educator Development Track Leadership:
Faculty Leader: Adrienne Keener, MD
Fellow Leader: Katherine Fu, MD
Current Clinician Educator Residents:
TL Huynh-Tran, MD 2023-2024
Project Title – Impact of a Targeted Educational Intervention on Direct Opthalmoscopy Skills for Neurology Residents
Alvin Singh, MD 2023-2024
Project Title – Implementation of a Neurology Bootcamp Curriculum for Incoming neurology Residents
Clinical Educator Track Testimonial
Clinician Educator Track Alumni:
- Allan Phan, MD 2022-2023 – Evaluation of a Novel Learning Module on Foundational Trials in Vascular Neurology
- Molly Fensterwald, MD 2021-2023 (MEF 1) – Time is Brain: Simulation-Based Medical Education in Neurology
- Fatima Traore, MD 2021-2022 – Establishing a Resident Lumbar Puncture Clinic
- Katherine Fu, MD 2020-2022 (MEF 1&2) – Neurology Journal Club: Comparing Traditional & Flipped Formats
- Shuvro Roy, MD – Examining the effects of an X+Y model on learner’s perceptions in Neurology Residency
- Shawn Love, MD – Defining a Procedure Curriculum in an ACGME-accredited Neurology Residency Program
- Alexandra Gallati, MD – Enhancing Neuroimmunology Didactics
- Karen Morgenshtern, MD – Improving Neurological Exam Teaching for Medical Students
- Caitlin Mulligan, MD – Simulated Patient Encounter as a Tool to Teach Residents Skills in Communication of Functional Neurologic Disorders