Medical Education Track

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This distinction track is an application only, opt-in, approximately 2-year curriculum, in addition to your chosen individualized curriculum track for residency. This longitudinal experience will weave a medical education scholarly project, elective rotations, mentoring, and focused educational experiences together to explore the role of pediatricians as educators. Residents who successfully complete the required elements will graduate with a certificate and letter of distinction from the track coordinator. Residents must be in good academic standing on January 1 of intern year and must maintain good academic standing throughout track participation.


  • To create a robust experience in medical education across multiple disciplines and platforms.
  • To educate future academic physicians in adult learning theory through innovative curricula, committee involvement and strong mentorship.
  • To compose and disseminate meaningful scholarly activity in the area of medical education.
  • To advance the University of Louisville residency program’s culture of learning and growth by developing leaders in education.
  • To provide opportunities to apply developing knowledge and skills in medical student and resident educational programs.

General Distinction Track Components:

  1. Mentorship and Career Guidance
  2. Scholarly Activity: All residents will complete a scholarly activity on a medical education topic.  For project completion, the resident will be required to participate in Medical Education Scholarly Oversight Committee Meetings and submit this work to a local, regional or national platform, with expected presentation.
  3. Rotating, Topic Focused Workshops:
      • Adult learning theory
      • Curriculum Development
      • Medical Education Scholarly Activity
      • Innovation in Medical Education
      • Medical Education Journal Club
  4. Journal Clubs and Didactics
  5. Elective Rotations: Participants in medical education track can participate in a medical education rotation. 
  6. Medical Education Leadership, Presentation and Committee Involvement: Track participants are expected to complete medical education focused presentation at the residency/departmental level.  Additionally, they should have a significant contribution and leadership to a resident medical education committee or educational opportunity.  These experiences could include med student education committee, teaching intro to clinical cases to medical students, simulation education, oversight of 4th year medical student peer assistant learning program, among others.
  7. Completion of Medical Education Portfolio