Advanced Competency in Medical Education

The Advanced Competency in Medical Education for pediatric residents fosters interest and skills development in medical education through meaningful seminars, direct teaching experience, medical education scholarship activities, mentoring, and camaraderie.


  • Develop residents with advanced teaching skills and exposure to medical education scholarship
  • Prepare residents for future success as an educator within an academic medical setting


Through participation in this program, residents will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of teaching skills and principles of medical education scholarship
  • Practice direct teaching skills with medical students and residents
  • Participate in design and implementation of an educational scholarly project
  • Effectively disseminate own project through oral presentation +/- written manuscript


  • Direct assessment of teaching skills by program faculty
  • Presentation of research to residents and faculty
  • Optional: manuscript ready for submission

Learning Methods:

  • Participation in Advanced Competency Medical Education seminar series
  • Annual retreats with didactics and workshops devoted to teaching skills and educational scholarship
  • Additional meetings and/or dinners devoted to career development
  • Regular meetings with mentor
  • Experiential learning through teaching opportunities and completion of educational project

Program Requirements:


  • Must complete formal commitment to the program

  • Begin with at least 18 months remaining in training program


  • Establish a mentor within 3 months of commitment to the program
  • Mentors should have record of educational accomplishment and mentor designation must be approved by Advanced Competency Program Director
  • Conduct a semi-annual review with mentor

Teaching Skills Practice

  • Team-teaching/facilitating Medical Education Advanced Competency Retreat during PL-3 year
  • Optional: Conduct approved teaching activity with OSU or OU medical students and/or junior resident teaching activity under direction of faculty advisor

Scholarly Work Product

  • Project proposal, must be approved by mentor
  • Submission of original research to a regional or national conference is encouraged
  • Presentation
    • Local (NCH Advanced Competency Celebration)
    • Regional/National Conference (if accepted and feasible from time perspective)
    • Oral presentation to residents and faculty in Advanced Competency Course
  • Optional: Manuscript drafted prior to completion of residency (ideally submitted for publication) with approval from mentor

Program Faculty