The Institute for Medical Education at The Icahn School of Medicine has developed various programs and events to promote and recognize outstanding teaching, innovative curriculum design, and educational scholarship for our medical educators. Our goal is to accelerate the personal growth of our faculty through instruction of leadership and teaching skills, assistance with implementation and evaluation of effective curricula, and guidance for education research strategies. In addition, we strive to implement global improvements in health care education through a mutual sharing of information and achievements.
Institute for Medical Education
Programs and Events
Medical Education Grand Rounds is a series of bi-weekly presentations held on alternating Wednesdays from October through April. These sessions are interactive and are designed to inform teaching faculty, staff, and students about emerging issues and highlight best practices in medical education.
Education Research Day is an annual event that highlights and recognizes educational scholarship and curricular innovation. The event, launched in 2003, continues to provide a learning forum for educators and prepares authors for regional and national presentation of their scholarly work.
Each year, we present the Excellence in Teaching Awards to recognize exceptional faculty, trainees, and staff who embody the principles of excellence in teaching by going above and beyond their roles as educators.
Our Faculty Development Series provides educator faculty with practical training in teaching skills, new pedagogies, assessment, education scholarship, and research methodology. Faculty development programs are open to all faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine and its affiliate institutions.
Distinction in Medical Education (DIME) recognizes students who have taken leadership roles in medical education and have developed and implemented a scholarly project related to the field of medical education. DIME will be awarded to students who have dedicated significant time to medical education and demonstrated excellence in at least one of five areas: teaching, mentoring, education administration, curriculum development or curriculum assessment, and to students who have taken a scholarly approach to their work in education.
This three-day course is provided by the Harvard Macy Institute in Boston. The course provides training in teaching and learning theory, as well as support in developing medical education scholarship. There is a fee for participation.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)/IME Certificate Program for Junior Underrepresented-in-Medicine Faculty Educators
In 2021, the IME and ODI were proud to launch the first certificate program in clinical teaching for junior educator faculty who are underrepresented in medicine. This four-part skills-based certificate series focuses on teaching in the clinical environment and is specifically designed to meet the expressed needs of young faculty who are interested in a career in medical education. The program also seeks to address the need for career guidance and sponsorship though an ongoing program of scholar sponsorship, and dearth of role model representation through the inclusion of senior master faculty of color educators in the program.
An invitation for registration goes out to faculty in the fall and the program runs in January and February of each year.
We are proud to recognize our first faculty cohort who completed the program in 2022:
Gallane Abraham, MD – Emergency Medicine
Micaela Bayard, MD – Medicine
Brian Coakley, MD – Surgery and Pediatrics
Johanna Contreras, MD – Medicine
Rita Caroline Crooms, MD, MPH – Neurology
Tamiesha Frempong, MD, MPH - Ophthalmology
Nakiyah Knibbs, MD – Anesthesiology
Melissa Lozano, MD, MA – Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Reymundo Lozano, MD, MS – Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Tiffany Mitchell, MD – Emergency Medicine
Vanessa Rodriguez, MD – Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Thaina Rousseau-Pierre, DO – Pediatrics
Desmond Sutton, MD – Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Jerome Taylor, MD – Surgery
Pascale M. White, MD – Medicine