The mission of the Medical Education Pathway is to create a learner-centered, multimodal, longitudinal experience for residents that promotes the development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for future careers as clinician-educators and leaders in medical education.  Pathway curriculum activities include a combination of seminar sessions, teaching activities, an educational scholarship project, and mentorship that aim to address the development of resident clinician-educator competencies in the following domains:

  • Clinical teaching
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    Clinical Teaching
  • Curriculum development
  • Educational scholarship
  • Administration
  • Leadership

The Medical Education Pathway is open to all categorical, primary care track, and medicine-pediatrics program residents in good standing with the residency program. Categorical and primary care track residents complete the pathway during their second and third years of residency. Medicine-Pediatrics program residents complete the pathway during their third and fourth years of residency.

Curriculum Overview

  • Seminar series: Mixture of didactics, small-group discussion, and other interactive activities. These seminars will focus on best practices in medical education and core clinician-educator competencies.
  • Teaching activities: Residents participate in a variety of teaching activities, including a mixture of single-session and longitudinal opportunities. Examples include:
    • Problem-based learning course with medical students
    • Clinical skills course with medical students
    • Doctoring course with medical students
    • Case-based simulation with medical students and/or residents
    • Procedure-based simulation with medical students and/or residents
  • Educational scholarship project: Residents in the pathway will work closely with medical education mentors to develop a personal learning plan for the pathway, develop early career goals, construct an educational portfolio or curriculum vitae, and complete the educational scholarship project requirement.

In 2020, 12 graduating seniors from the UCLA Internal Medicine Residency Program completed the Medical Education Pathway.  In addition to completing several hours of training in the areas of clinical teaching, curriculum development, educational scholarship, and leadership, this group provided approximately 400 hours of instruction to medical students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA over the past two years and completed an educational scholarship project. We are thrilled to showcase their project abstracts on the following webpage: 2020 UCLA Medical Education Pathway Virtual Scholarship Presentation.

Faculty Leadership

  • Antonio Pessegueiro, MD - Director
  • Rachel Brook, MD - Associate Director
  • Emily Cantor, MD - Associate Director
  • Pamela Tsing, MD - Associate Director