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Academic and Leadership Track

Track Leader: Alan Douglass, M.D.

Alan DouglassThis track is designed to meet the needs of residents planning to incorporate a substantial amount of teaching and leadership in their future career. For those planning a career in academic medicine it will serve the role of a faculty development fellowship.

This track is offered in conjunction with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). LECOM is one of the nation's most innovative medical schools, and deeply committed to academic skill development.

Educational objectives:

By the end of the track the resident will be able to:

  • Provide skilled feedback and evaluation
  • Develop high quality educational objectives and curricular plans
  • Deliver effective clinical precepting and small and large group teaching
  • Understand the fundamentals of budgets and the financing of medical education
  • Lead an efficient meeting
  • Apply the fundamentals of leadership
  • Manage a project longitudinally

Core curricular components:

  • A core curriculum focusing on academic skills that will include on campus periods at LECOM, small group seminars at Middlesex Hospital, and web-based exercises
    • Feedback
    • Curriculum development
    • Leadership
    • Budgets and financing
  • Teaching experiences mentored by our senior faculty
    • Outpatient office precepting
    • Inpatient attending on the Family Medicine Service
    • Didactic and small group teaching
  • A longitudinal curriculum development project
  • Mentored leadership opportunities

Residents who successfully complete this track will receive a Masters of Medical Education degree from LECOM.