Clinical Teaching Seminar Series

Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS) 2018-2019

The Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS) is a year-long faculty development program in medical education, designed to introduce a clinical educators to fundamental concepts in education. The seminars are high-yield, relevant, and interactive, providing practical tips for bedside teaching, curriculum development, and education research.

The HONORS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM is meant to recognize participants with a dedication to medical education, who regularly attend the seminars and complete a scholarly project in medical education. The Honors Program is a multi-disciplinary program open to all medical students, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty with an interest in medical education.

CTSS Flyer Application

Application Information


Deadline: August 19th, 2018


Seminars are held from 5:15 - 6:30pm on the first Wednesday of every month

First seminar of the year is September 5th, 2018 at 5:15pm in LKSC 101/102

Honors Scholar Requirements:

After submission and acceptance of the Honors Scholar application, requirements for attaining a honors certificate are:

  1. Attend at least 7 seminars within one year (or 10 seminars if completing the program over two years)
  2. Complete a scholarly project in medical education. Scholarly projects can be:
    1.    curricular development (the curriculum must be implemented with evaluation data available) or
    2. research in medical education (data) or
    3. a rigorous needs assessment (again with initial survey data) or
    4. a systematic review
  3. Present the scholarly project at:
    1. Stanford Innovations In Medical Education Conference (IV) on May 2019 or
      1. the last CTSS session on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 5:15pm at room TBA (if cannot present at conference)

Application Link: 2018-2019 Honors Scholar APPLICATION LINK


Application Requirements:

  1. One page project (double space 12 point) description. To attach to Qualtrics Application.
    1.    Possible questions to answer on the project are:
      1. What do you intend to accomplish?
      2. Where are you at in your project?
      3. What data do you have or intend on collecting and analyzing?
      4. How can CTSS help you in your medical education project?
  2. CV or Educator's Portfolio to be uploaded on the Application Site.
  3. Endorsement from your Chair or Division/Section Chief, Program Director, Medical Student Advisor, or Supervisor.
    1. Endorsement form is attached (link to downloadable form: ENDORSEMENT LINK)
      1. Have supervisor read the program requirements. She/he is pledging to support and allow time to complete the program. Have her/him sign the form.
      2. Ensure that this is filled out as complete as possible.
      3. Scan and upload as part of the Qualtrics Honors Scholars Application.


For questions or concerns regarding the Clinical Teaching Seminar Sereies or the Honors Scholars Certficate Program in Medical Education, please contact Dr. James Lau, MD, MHPE ( and/or Brian Herman, MPA (

2018-2019 SCHEDULE

(as of 8/13/2018)

September 5th, 2018

Curriculum Development - Small Group Work Through to Develop Scholar Projects (Becky Blankenburg) - LKSC 101/102

 October 3rd, 2018

Quantitative Analyses for Medical Education (Stephanie Syer) 

November 7th, 2018

Learning Environment (Jim Lau) 

December 5th, 2018

Survery Methods (Dan West) 

January 9th, 2019

Learner Centeredness (Kelley Skeff)

February 6th, 2019

Clinical Bedside Teaching (Sarah Williams)

March 6th, 2019

Qualitative Survey Data Analysis (Sylvia Bereknyei-Merrell)

April 3rd, 2019

Feedback (Marianne Chen and Pedro Tanaka)

May 1st, 2019

Dissemination Strategies in Medical Education (Pat O'Sullivan)


4th Annual Stanford Innovations in Medical Education Conference

June 5th, 2019

Honors Scholars Presentations (*those not presented at SIMEC IV)