Medical Education Leadership Track (MELT)

Duke GME Medical Education Leadership Track (MELT) program is designed to help train new leaders in Medical Education. Through this one-year, longitudinal, interactive curriculum led by content experts, we are able to equip our residents and fellows with tools to help transform their clinical teaching and approach to medical education scholarship, and gain essential skills such as:

- Adult learning theory and active learning strategies

- Effective lecturing and delivering engaging presentations

- Providing constructive feedback and remediation 

- Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in education

- Teaching with technology and optimizing AI tools

- Career planning for education leadership roles

The curriculum consists of 13 interactive synchronous workshops over the academic year. In these hands-on workshops, you'll have opportunities to practice new skills and receive feedback through active learning activities. Supporting materials will be provided through an online platform. One of the program's key components is an educational project, along with mentorship from various Duke leaders in medical education.

Since its inception, 177 participants from 50 Duke training programs have successfully completed the MELT program. Want to learn more? Please see the MELT Factsheet for Applicants HERE for more details.

2024 MELT curriculum:

August 24th (12-1:30 p.m.) Setting the Expectations, Foundation of Clinical Teaching Sree Natesan, MD
September 28th Adult Learning Theory & Active Learning Sharon Shofer, PhD
October 5th Medical Scholarship & Project Planning Sarah Cantrell, PhD; Heather Vestal, MD
October 19th Chalk Talks Jenny Van Kirk, MD; Ann Cameron Barr, MD
November 16th Feedback, Remediation, and Resiliency Kate McDaniel, PhD; Will Bynum, MD
December 14th Bedside Teaching Sree Natesan, MD; Saumil Chudgar, MD; Suchita Sata, MD
January 25th Career Planning; Professional Development and Leadership Cecily Peterson, MD
February 8th Effective Lecturing: Mastering your Presentations Kyle Rehder, MD
March 21st DEI in MedEd: A Toolkit for Upstanders Tyson Pankey, PhD, MPH; Heather Vestal, MD, MHS
April 11th Teaching with Technology John Roberts, MD
May TBD Teaching Procedures TBD
June 5th GRADUATION 12-1:15 p.m. (graduation 12-12:15 p.m.) Panel Discussion Growing Yourself & Your Career TBD Discussion Facilitators: Drs Sharon Shofer, Sree Natesan