WHEA Teaching Fellowship

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 Assessment of 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.

Fellowship Objectives:

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 a capstone project

  3. Position themselves to be teaching experts and mentors for colleagues across the Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Who Should Apply:

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.


All monthly workshop sessions are on Thursdays from 3-5pm; Specific Dates & Locations TBA each cycle


Skills Development Workshops; Thursdays, 3 – 5 PM


Orientation Event


Principles of Teaching and Learning 


Introduction to (Adult) Learning Theories


Aligning Learning Needs and Outcomes


Teaching and Facilitating Learning (Principles of Instructional Design)


Techniques and Strategies for Teaching and Learning


Learner Engagement & Reflection


Feedback on Learning and Contemporary Feedback Models


Assessment for Learning (Purpose & Development)


Assessment of Learning (Content & Selection)


Introduction to Curriculum Design and Evaluation


Pursuing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 


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

Application Process:

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.


Fellowship Director:

Taryn Taylor, MD, MEd

Core Faculty:

Ulemu Luhanga, MSc, MEd, PhD 

Hugh Stoddard, MEd, PhD

Questions? Please email whea@emory.edu