University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Fellow Medical Education (FAME) Training Track

Our Fellow Medical Education (FAME) Training Track trains fellows to become effective clinician-teachers and scholars.

The program gives you lifelong transferable skills that will help you move beyond "See one, do one, teach one"—and teach with confidence.

Track Structure

  • Didactics: one-hour interactive lectures and panel discussions with respected educators in our department
  • Mentorship: personalized meetings with a faculty mentor within or outside your division and who has shared interests
  • Direct observation: live feedback of your teaching skills in a variety of settings
Geriatrics fellow and faculty member talking in a hospital hallway

What You'll Learn

  • Instructional skills in bedside teaching, ambulatory teaching, lectures, small groups, teaching procedures and virtual teaching
  • Formative and summative feedback
  • Evidence-based curriculum design and program evaluation
  • Critical appraisal of medical education literature
  • Tools for designing, conducting and disseminating a scholarly education project
  • How to define your teaching philosophy and identify your medical education career goals

Our department also offers several educator resources designed to address the issues and questions that educators confront regularly.

Allergy and Immunology fellow talking with faculty member in clinic


If you join the FAME track, we expect you to:

  • Attend didactic sessions either in-person or virtually as much as possible
  • Meet with your mentor at least semi-annually to review your progress and discuss next steps in your development as an educator
  • Complete three instances of direct observation and teaching feedback with your mentor 

Download a checklist of requirements for FAME track distinction or certification


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