Clinician Educator Development Track

A new offering within our department is a collaborative effort with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to train the next generations of neurology clinician-educators. The goal of the program is to prepare interested neurology residents for careers in academic medicine with a focus on teaching and curriculum design and development. There are two one-year certificate programs:

  1. Year one entitled Innovations in Curriculum Design and Evaluation and
  2. 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 School of Medicine normally in the spring/early summer of PGY-2 year.


Current Clinical Educator Resident:

Molly Fensterwald, MD

Molly Fensterwald, MD

Project Title – Time is Brain: Simulation-Based Learning for Neurologic Emergencies

Mentors – Latisha Sharma, MD and Adrienne Keener, MD


Current Clinical Educator Fellow:

Katherine Fu, MD

Katherine Fu, MD

Project Title – Learner Perceptions of a Remote Neurology Journal Club Curriculum: Comparing Traditional and Flipped Formats

Mentors – Adrienne Keener, MD


Clinician Educator Track Alumni:

  • 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