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F008 - How to be an Effective Clinician Educator

Friday, March 1; 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 advantages of peer coaching
  • Discuss the benefits of a visual arts training program for dermatology trainees


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. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 20 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at


  • 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: Sanofi – A(H);
Friday, March 1
9:00 AM
Dr. Burgin / Welcome and session outline
9:05 AM
Dr. Kirby / Teaching tips for teaching in the clinic
9:30 AM
Dr. Larson / Best practices for teaching large groups
10:00 AM
Dr. Burgin / Peer coaching: a powerful faculty development tool
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, March 1
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 152B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Allison Ruth Larson, MD, MS, FAAD - Handout
  • Heather Woodworth Goff, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Joslyn S. Kirby, MD, FAAD