Teaching Scholars Program

The Teaching Scholars Program is a 12-month certificate program designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and develop future leaders in healthcare education with a focus on core components of educational scholarship and curriculum development. The program consists of twice-monthly seminars held on the Washington University Medical Campus during the 2019-2020 academic year, a curriculum development and/or education scholarship project completed under faculty mentorship/guidance, and a capstone presentation event. Topics covered include curriculum and instructional design, educational program evaluation, educational research/scholarship of teaching & learning, and leadership/change management in education. Other than the time commitment for attending the sessions, there is no cost for the Program. Applicants must submit a letter from their Department Chair, Division Head, or Program Director that clearly indicates that the applicant will be allowed the time to attend the twice monthly sessions (roughly 4 hours each session), complete the project, and attend the Kick-Off and Project Presentation Events.

Director:  Steve Taff, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA

Submission deadline:  Friday, March 1, 2019 by 5:00pm

Eligibility:  Washington University School of Medicine clinical and/or investigator track faculty (including faculty in MD, OT, PT, PACS, DBBS and other educational programs)

Program term:  September 2019- October 2020

Questions:  Contact Melody Cox at 314-273-7796 or cox.melody@wustl.edu


Teaching Scholars Program Application

  • Please include: 1. Why you are applying 2. What you hope to learn 3. How participation in TSP will enhance your role as a health sciences educator 4. How TSP fits with your career goals.
  • Please note this is NOT a letter of support