The Clinician-Educator Training Pathway (CETP) provides trainees with the knowledge, skills, and professional preparation they need to be successful in a career as a clinician-educator, recognizing that the medical education career pathway is a deliberate choice that requires a particular set of skills rather than a secondary facet to another career focus. Trainees are introduced into a community of educators that stresses the collaborative approach necessary for success.
The two-year CETP program is integrated into existing training programs and does not detract from the core program’s missions or goals. Trainees interested are encouraged to apply to join CETP after completing at least the first year of training at IU School of Medicine, though fellows onboarding into a two-year program may apply before officially beginning the fellowship.
The Clinician Educator Training Pathway requires a monthly two-year commitment. CETP leaders work with programs to ensure trainees are supported while completing the CETP program.
- During Year 1, participants complete five curriculum development modules and write a literature review. The curriculum plan is presented at the end of the first year.
- During Year 2, participants can both implement and evaluate the curricula created during Year 1 or they can start another education scholarship project. Results are presented at the end of the second year. Additionally, participants will also complete teaching peer review both to gain feedback on their own teaching as well as to provide feedback to a colleague.
- Participants are strongly recommended to engage in a longitudinal teaching experience.