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F001 - How to be an Effective Clinician Educator

Friday, February 16; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe effective techniques for teaching in a busy clinic and in the large group setting
  • Discuss the benefits of a visual arts training program for dermatology trainees
  • Discuss the advantages of peer coaching


As clinician educators, we are often required to teach residents, medical students, and mid-level providers in a variety of settings. This forum aims to provide best practices for effective teaching in the outpatient clinic and in the large group setting. We share a novel methodology on training learners in visual arts and a cutting edge faculty development program of peer observation of teachers. The format is interactive and engaging, and teaching tips from seasoned educators are shared throughout the session.


  • Burgin, Susan, MD: VisualDx – C(H);
  • Goff, Heather Woodworth, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Kirby, Joslyn S., MD: AbbVie – SP(H); ChemoCentryx – C(Fees); Incyte Corporation – C(H);
  • Larson, Allison Ruth, MD, MS: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Friday, February 16
9:00 AM
Dr. Burgin / Welcome
9:05 AM
Dr. Kirby / Teaching tips for teaching in the clinic
9:35 AM
Dr. Larson / Best practices for teaching large groups
10:05 AM
Dr. Burgin / Creating a community of teachers: peer observation and peer coaching for medical educators
10:30 AM
Dr. Goff / The fine art of observation: museum partnerships for training dermatology residents and medical students to see
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 1B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Allison Ruth Larson, MD, MS, FAAD - Handout
  • Heather Woodworth Goff, MD, FAAD
  • Joslyn S. Kirby, MD, FAAD