Master Medical Educator Certificate

Monthly, via Zoom, select Friday afternoons (12:30-4:00 pm CT)

Aug. 19/Sept. 23/Oct. 21/Nov. 18, 2022  or  Feb./March/April/May 2023

The format of this developmental program is interactive and focused on practical application to each participant’s teaching (and learning), including opportunities to receive peer feedback on actual products as well as role-plays.  Due to the focused format, enrollment is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.


Month 1

Qualities of Great Educators

Teaching and Learning:  What Works and Why

Elements of Effective Presentations


Month 2

Coaching, Advising, and Mentoring

Healthy Clinical Learning Environments

Effective Feedback

Receive Feedback on a Presentation


Month 3

 Building Curriculum and Learning Objectives

 Assessment of Learning

 Promoting Metacognition

 Remediation and the Struggling Learner

 Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement


Month 4

 Motivation and Gamification

 Learner and Teacher Biases and Blind Spots

 The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

 Receive Feedback on Teaching Philosophy Statement


   What is Included:

  • Four monthly interactive sessions (3.5 hours each, 14 hours total) to learn, practice, and receive feedback
  • Handouts and focused guides created specifically for this program
  • Ongoing online discussion group for the cohort to pose questions, offer advice, and share observations
  • Weekly teaching tips sent via email to prompt reflection and application to daily experience
  • Certificate of completion


   Cost:  $790 (check, credit card, Venmo, CashApp, or PayPal), fully refundable up to the date of the second session


About Michael Wiederman, PhD

From 1994-2015 Michael was a full-time teaching professor, known for effective teaching and popular courses in psychology.  In 2015 he became the inaugural Director of Faculty Development at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, working with faculty to improve their teaching in the classroom and in clinical settings, and teaching his own popular courses for medical students.  From 2020-22 Michael was the inaugural Director of Leadership and Professional Development in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  There he taught multiple courses, including Teaching in Medicine, and served as co-director of the annual longitudinal Faculty Development Fellowship in Primary Care.

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