Course Overview


The Techniques and Strategies That Significantly Improve Student Engagement, and Teaching and Mentoring Effectiveness

Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies. 


Incorporating best practices, newer principles of adult learning, and widely available technologies into your teaching can significantly improve your ability to engage and inspire students, residents, fellows, and colleagues. This special program, ranked among Harvard Medical School’s highest-rated CME courses, is a uniquely comprehensive exploration of best practices for teaching medicine at the bedside, in ambulatory settings, and in the classroom.  

The 2021 curriculum helps medical educators to:

  • Provide more effective feedback that motivates change
  • Better assess learners' needs individually and as a group
  • Design educational sessions that meet your learning objectives
  • Deliver more impactful and engaging lectures
  • Become a more effective one-on-one mentor
  • Optimize evaluation of trainee competencies
  • Enhance the interactivity of small group discussions
  • Spur critical thinking and self-learning among students
  • Incorporate technology and active learning models into your teaching

Case-based and hands-on learning are a hallmark of this course, with significant participant interaction and active modeling of instruction techniques. Whether you are newer to teaching or a seasoned educator and mentor, this course will give you modern tools and practices to optimize skills transfer and learner success.


Areas of focus in which attendees will deepen their skills include:

  • Interactive Lecturing
  • Bedside Teaching
  • Effective Mentoring
  • Impactful Feedback
  • Developing Curriculum
  • Assessing Learners
  • Learner Engagement
  • Teaching Critical Thinking
  • Teaching with Social Media
  • Teaching and Maintaining Wellness


The 2021 program has been enhanced for distance learning. In addition to being live streamed, all sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for online viewing for 30 days after the end of the course. 


Optional Add-On Workshop:
Successful Career Development for the Clinician-Educator 

Wednesday, October 20, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Add to your learning experience with an interactive, in-depth workshop on career development for the clinician-educator. The workshop includes the following sessions:

  • Academic Career Advancement: Climbing the Ladder and Navigating the Maze
  • Key Leadership Skills to Advance the Careers of Medical Educators
  • Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity through Better Time Management
  • Career Challenges Roundtables

For a complete description of this highly informative workshop, please click here .

Space is limited for this workshop; early registration is advised.