Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals (TEACH)

  • TEACH is a six-month faculty development course focused on developing and implementing a curriculum that addresses an educational need in the participant’s program.

  • This is a highly collaborative course where participants work with people from our department programs—including residencies and fellowships—as well as programs outside of the department.


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Participants attend a total of six 3-hour course meetings from January to May, culminating with a poster presentation in early June. The sessions include a mix of lecture, discussion, group activity, and facilitated work time. A participant's curriculum project is the backbone of the course.

"Overall, an excellent course, and one I would highly recommend as being an excellent introduction into the work of faculty."

- What our faculty say



Amy Bonifas, MD
"A Focus on Postpartum Care: Filling Education Gaps"

Karen Borchert, MD
"Got Culture? A Curriculum in Cultural Humility"

Elliot Bruhl, MD
"A Three-Part Curriculum for Teaching Suturing Skills to Medical Students"

Ann Hoff, MD, Daniel Townsend, MD, Meghan Young, MD, and Hannah Hall, MD
"Palliative Care Curriculum for Emergency Medicine Residents"

Marcelin Solberg, MD
"Understanding an Epidemic: Developing an Obesity Management Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents"

Shane Maxwell, DO, and Karin VanBaak, MD
"Sideline Sports Medicine Resident Education Course"

Uchemadu Nwaononiwu, MD, and Praveen Tupakula, MD
"Research and Scholarly Activity Curriculum for a Family Medicine Residency Program"

Jennifer Nelson Albee, LICSW, Clarice Konshok, MD, and Mary O’Donnell, DNP
"Early Childhood Social Emotional Health: The Forgotten Milestone"

Jamie Starks, MD
"NET: Neurology Educator Track: Teaching Workshop for Neurology Interns"

Berto Torres, MD
"The Missing Link of Physical Examination: Bedside Ultrasound"


Michael Broton, MD
"Wilderness Medicine in the City: A Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents at an Urban Residency Program"

Kate Brown, MD, MS, and Marchion Hinton, PhD
"Teaching Motivational Interviewing to Family Medicine Residents: Intervention Through the 5210 Project"

Dana Brandenburg, PsyD
"Interprofessional Team Meetings: Working Together to Improve Population Health One Patient at a Time"

Joel Giffen, DO, and Micah Johnson, MD
"Faculty Teaching Faculty: Curriculum for Ambulatory Point-of-Care Ultrasound"

Brad Changstrom, MD, and Matt Gorman, MD
"Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"

Christine Danner, PhD
"Motivational Interviewing Training in Family Medicine: Moving Past Didactics"

Jay Dirks, MD
"Precepting Clinic Procedures for Resident Physicians"

Katie Freeman, MD
"Working Effectively With Medical Students: Helping Our Learners Become Better Teachers"

Karen Fruechte, MD
"When the World Comes to Your Clinic, What Do You Do? Teaching Immigrant Medical Evaluations"

Muna Irfan, MBBS
"Sleep Medicine Rotation Structure and Design"

Kathryn Justesen, MD
"A Redefined Pediatric Development Residency Curriculum"

Jennnifer Oberstar, MD
"Sports Ultrasound in the Arthritic Hip in a Resident Workshop"

Lisa Papic, MD, Emily Schafhauser, MD, and Nancy Whitley, MD
"Inpatient Code Status Discussions: Focused Training for Residents"

Jason Ricco, MD, MPH
"Teaching Patient-Centered Shared Decision Making at a Family Medicine Residency Program"

Katie Spencer, PhD
"Transwomen’s Sexual Health Group Curriculum"

Rhianna Tuchscherer, PharmD, Matt Olson, MD, MPH, and Marchion Hinton, PhD
"Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care: Clinic-Based Learning at the Round Table"

Jason Wall, MD
"Art and Medicine Curriculum"

Liz Westby, MD
"Dump (Some of) the Didactics!"

Robert Wilfahrt, MD
"A Pediatric Mental Health and Psychopharmacology Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents"


Roli Dwivedi, MD
"Team-Based Care for Diabetes in Somali Population During the Month of Ramadan"

Margaret Gill, MD, and Vicki Jacobsen, MD
"Community Physician Apprenticeship Program"

Jamie Kalafatich, DO, MS
"Small Group Diabetes Visit - Hmong Population"

Sonia Karimi, MD, and Sam Maiser, MD
"Palliative Care and Communication: A Curriculum for Neurology Residents"

Allison Knutson, PharmD, Jason Kallestad, MD, and Elizabeth Jeffrey, MD
"Opioid Analgesic Curriculum"

Laura Miller, MD
"Community Health Rotation: A Work in Progress"

Dennis Peterson, MD
"Procedural Training"

Lisa Phifer, MD
"Community Health Curriculum"

Michael Pipestone, MD
"Health on the Outside: A Collaboration Between a Family Clinic and Prison Halfway House"

Nate Waibel, MD, and Austin Krohn, MD
"Sideline and Event Management Course"

Erin Westfall, DO
"Education and Utilization of Pediatric Oral Health Tools"

John Wood, MD
"Ultrasound Training in a Family Medicine Residency Program"

Continuing medical education credit

This Live activity, Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum for Healthcare professionals, with a beginning date of 01/15/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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