Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators

We represent, honor and support the dedicated medical educators at Feinberg.

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Educator Opportunities

Dedicated and expert faculty educators are essential to the success of our students, residents and fellow. FAME wants all Feinberg faculty to see themselves as we see them: inspiring, passionate leaders in their chosen fields. We have avariety of opportunities to help you build and share your skills as an educator.

Medical Student Teaching

The MD Program has teaching opportunities to fit a variety of schedules, teaching styles and professional goals. Choose class formats and student groups that work for you.

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Educator Recognition

Our Outstanding Teacher Award celebrates the most dedicated educators.

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Member Reflections

Teaching doesn't just benefit the student — it can have a profound impact on the educator as well. Our members share their insights and experiences below.

Tschoe, Marianne

There is no one right way to teach. You should choose the tools that suit your style and personality best.

Marianne Tschoe, MD, assistant professor of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine

Shah, Malika

If you are willing to listen, you won't have to make every mistake yourself. Active listening can transform one patient/physician experience into a lesson for countless learners.

Malika D. Shah, MD, assistant professor of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics

Ryan, Elizabeth

Be present, attend professional development sessions, network with your peers from other departments, share your interests, discuss obstacles and volunteer for projects.

Elizabeth R. Ryan, EdD, associate professor of Family and Community Medicine

Park, Christine

Yes, ambition and career are important, but it should never overtake our core identity, nor supplant our humanity.

Christine Sang-Shin Park, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology

McGaghie, William

We need to always remember that our most valuable assets are other people, not money, books or technology.

William C. McGaghie, PhD, professor of Medical Education and Preventive Medicine

Levitsky, Josh

Always listen to what your trainees are interested in and would like to pursue.

Josh Levitsky, MD, associate professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine and Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery

Joyce, Alanna

If you work hard at what you do and pursue things you enjoy, the career follows. The path to attaining a goal seems to require doing each and every task along the way with attention to detail and integrity.

Alanna Higgins Joyce, MD, MPH, instructor of Hospital-Based Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics

Feder, Robert

Choose a career for which you are passionate, and your compensation will be measured in more than dollars.

Robert S. Feder, MD, MBA, professor of Ophthalmology

Carr, Michael

Pay close attention to how others teach, and learn from them.

Michael R. Carr, MD, assistant professor of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics

Benuck, Irwin

Medical education is a two-way street. I learn and listen to our medical students and residents as they are learning from me.

Irwin Benuck, MD, PhD, professor of Community-Based Primary Care in the Department of Pediatrics

Baker, James

Keep explanations as simple as can be consistent with accuracy. When it is not clear how to do this, ask the fundamental question and then answer it.

James Baker, PhD, professor of Physiology

Arva, Nicoleta

Nowadays, when our life is taken over by technology and doctors feel the pressure of time more than ever, we can be self-absorbed, self-centered, distracted or hurried. However, if we remember that “the patient comes first,” errors will decrease and human interaction will flourish.

Nicoleta C. Arva, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology

 Barsuk, Jeffrey

Medical education cannot be done “on the cheap.”

Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, associate professor of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine and of Medical Education

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