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The TEACH certificate program is designed to address the needs of junior clinician educators. Developed by the SGIM Education Committee, the program focuses on teaching skills and offers quality instruction and assessment with tangible outcomes. Participants will leave the program with an interactive teaching portfolio to document their teaching performance and feedback obtained, as well as reflections on strengths and weaknesses. Participation in the program also provides learners life-long access to a community of medical educators. The TEACH Certificate is affordable, accessible, and can be completed in just one year.

Who Should apply

The program is tailored for:

  • Junior clinician educators embarking on their teaching roles.
  • New faculty seeking to strengthen their educational expertise.
  • Experienced clinicians pivoting to include teaching in their professional portfolio.

Hospitalists and outpatient general internists are particularly encouraged to apply. To ensure the full benefit of the program, participants must attend the SGIM Annual Meeting.

SGIM continues its journey to becoming an anti-racist society committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a strategic priority. A diverse panel of reviewers will give all applicants equal consideration.

Program Highlights

  • A mandatory full-day core content session during the first year.
  • Three hours of elective content distributed over two SGIM Annual Meetings.
  • A blend of independent and online studies, including direct observations and the development of an ePortfolio.
  • Access to an ongoing online educational forum.
  • Special networking events, including a Welcome Reception in the first year and a Certificate Reception in the second year, allowing participants to forge connections with alums and peers.

By fostering these connections, the TEACH program not only enriches the participants' learning experience but also reinforces the continuum of education and collaboration among SGIM members.

Become part of this transformative educational initiative and propel your teaching career to new heights with the SGIM TEACH Certificate.

Important Dates

September 15, 2023
Online application opens

November 20, 2023
Deadline for application

January 19, 2024
Notification of acceptance

February 29, 2024
Program agreement due

May 15-18, 2024
Attendance at SGIM Annual Meeting in Boston, MA

May 14-17, 2025
Attendance at SGIM Annual Meeting in Hollywood, FL

TEACH Program Fees

Program Fee: $1,100

This is the first and only national program I have been a part of and I cannot say enough great things. As a junior faculty clinician educator, the monthly discussion topics were timely and applicable. The workshops at the SGIM meetings were outstanding and I frequently reference content I learned during those sessions. The connections with my TEACH mentor and colleagues were invaluable. I am thankful for my experience in the TEACH program and encourage any junior faculty clinician educator to consider applying.

-Savannah Duckworth, MD, TEACH Graduate

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TEACH Faculty

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Katherine Twist, MD

Director, TEACH Program
University of Kentucky
Associate Professor of Medicine
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Athina Vassilakis, MD, MPH

TEACH faculty
Columbia University Medical Center
Internist and Hospitalist
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Katherine M. Killian, MD, MPH

TEACH Faculty
Northwell Health
Assistant Professor
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Meghan M. Kiefer, MD, MPH

TEACH Faculty
Northwell Health
Assistant Professor
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Ryan Laponis, MD

TEACH faculty
University of California San Francisco
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Ryan Nall, MD

TEACH faculty
University of Florida
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Shwetha Iyer, MD

TEACH faculty
Montefiore Medical Center
Program Director of the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Program
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Sreekala Raghavan, MD

TEACH Faculty
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Associate Professor
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Tanya Nikiforova, MD, MS

TEACH faculty
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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