WHEA Teaching Fellowship


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The WHEA Teaching Fellowship is a 12-month program for health sciences educators who want to advance their teaching skills and offer quality instruction to their learners. The fellowship includes monthly two-hour skills development workshops and monthly online intersession discussion groups. All sessions are organized around three domains: Designing and Planning Learning, Teaching and Facilitating Learning, and Assessing Learning.

Upon completion, fellows will be awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. Graduates will also have the opportunity to teach workshops, as core faculty, to future fellowship cohorts.

Accreditation Statement for 2023-24 Cohort

The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician designation statement

The Emory University School of Medicine designates this other activity (blended live and enduring material) for a maximum of 29AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit Statement

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.   Attendees to this activity will be awarded 29 contact hours by ENPDC upon completion of the activity evaluation and by participating in 90% of the activity time.

After completing this WHEA Teaching Fellowship, participants will be able to:

  1. Design, implement, and evaluate learning experiences
  2. Apply key principles of scholarly teaching to the development of a capstone project
  3. Position themselves to be teaching experts and mentors for colleagues across the Woodruff Health Sciences Center

This fellowship is ideal for early career educators from any of the Emory health sciences schools, centers, programs, or practice sites who are dedicated to and passionate about educating trainees, staff, or other colleagues, and who would like to enhance their training in key aspects and strategies of the education process.

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All monthly workshop sessions are on Thursdays from 3-5 PM and intersessions occur ~2 weeks after a workshop session from 4-5PM; Specific Dates & Locations TBA each cycle

NOTE - DURING PANDEMIC: All workshop sessions and intersessions will be conducted online, via Zoom.

Month

Skills Development Workshops; Thursdays, 3 – 5 PM

March

Orientation Event

April

Introduction to Curriculum Design and Evaluation

May

Aligning Learning Needs and Outcomes

June

Assessing Learning (Part 1)

July

Principles of Instructional Design

August

Strategies for Enhancing Teaching and Learning

September

Learner Reflection

October

Feedback on Learning and Contemporary Feedback Models

November

Assessing Learning (Part 2)

December

Principles of Teaching and Learning 

January

Introduction to (Adult) Learning Theories

February

Pursuing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

March

Graduation! [Date & Time TBD]

Fellows are expected to:

  1. Attend all 11 scheduled workshops
  2. Participate in 75% of online intersession activities
  3. Complete a capstone project
  4. Attend orientation and graduation events

A complete application includes:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Applicant's CV / resume
  3. A personal statement that includes goals and expectations for this teaching fellowship and how this fellowship will enhance your teaching expertise
  4. A letter of support from the dean, department chair, division chief or direct supervisor that addresses the ability of the applicant to be successful in the fellowship, and allows the participant adequate time free from clinical and other responsibilities to meet the fellowship obligations.
NOTE: There is no tuition fee required for this fellowship

Please email whea@emory.edu.

Fellowship Co-Directors

  • Taryn Taylor, MD, MEd
  • Ulemu Luhanga, MSc, MEd, PhD

Intersession Facilitators & Session Instructors

Session Instructor (2019-2020 )

  • Hugh A. Stoddard, MEd, PhD

Intersession Facilitators (2020-2021)

  • Sarah Blake, PhD, MA
  • Devon A. Greene, MD
  • Jamika Hallman-Cooper, MD
  • Kelly Kaysen, MD
  • Delores Lloyd, RN

Intersession Facilitators (2021-2022)

  • Emilee Flynn, MD, MPH
  • Wendy Gibbons, DNP, CNM, MN
  • Sherita Holmes, MD
  • Susi Hupp, MD
  • Vijaya Kancherla, PhD
  • Ashima Lal, MD
  • Deborah Laubscher, RN
  • Taniqua Miller, MD
  • Kathryn Sutton, MD
  • Charlotte Whitehead
  • Keneeshia Williams, MD

Session Instructors (2021-2022)

  • Yelena Burklin, MD
  • Devon A. Greene, MD
  • Jamika Hallman-Cooper, MD
  • Munish Luthra, MD
  • Erica D. Marshall Lee, PhD