Educator Development Program (EDP)

EDP Brochure In the context of the changing medical environment - including continuous improvements to the curriculum - resident teaching skills and faculty development are more important than ever. At Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, we are committed to providing educator development initiatives to assist faculty in their quest to become outstanding, up-to-date, nationally recognized teachers and leaders in medical education. Participants in the Educator Development Program (EDP) can increase knowledge, enhance teaching skills, challenge attitudes toward teaching, explore learning styles and strengthen their scholarly approach and scholarship.


Click on the brochure to download the EDP brochure.


EDP Overview

EDP OverviewThe goal of the EDP Program is to enhance the medical education knowledge, attitudes and skills of all VUMC faculty members (physicians, nurses and scientist), learners (students, residents and fellows) and others (administrators, department leaders) who teach in the medical/graduate/nursing school environment.


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EDP Workshops

edp workshopsEDP workshops are designed to be interactive learning experiences. All EDP facilitators have been trained in workshop design and presentation. In EDP workshops, participants will gain new knowledge, enhance previous knowledge, practice skills, create projects, and receive mentoring on individual work activities when appropriate. Most EDP workshops are open to VUMC faculty and learners. A small number of workshops are by invitation only. Topics covered range from educational theory to technology in teaching.

  • Workshops have limited seating; RSVP required. See our EDC Newsletter for registration.

Below is a list of the seventeen major topic content areas covered within the EDP workshop offerings.

Click on the picture for a list of current workshop topics and EDP facilitators.


Class List

EDP Workshop Schedule

EDP Workshops 2022

​​​​​​​Click on the picture to download the 2021-22 workshop schedule

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EDP Webinars - Clinical Teaching Tips

Clinical Teaching Tips

Log into the EDP Zoom webinars to get quick teaching tips and ask expert educators questions on real clinical teaching cases.

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EDP Educator Consult Service

Consult FormThe EDP Team provides consults to improve teaching skills in all teaching environments. All EDP consults require an online submission request EDP consults are provided based on team availability. To request an EDP consult click on the consultant icon.




  • EDP Curriculum design and evaluation
  • EDP Educator peer review and coaching
  • EDP Medical education research project
  • EDP Workshop development
  • EDP RATL™ - Residents as Teachers and Leaders
  • EDP Educator career mentoring session
  • EDP Development of enduring educational materials
  • EDP Scholars Program - Information Session

EDP Scholars Program

Scholars ProgramThe EDP Scholars program is a 2-year faculty development, career development program that develops future leaders within the field of medical education. The program promotes career development, scholarly work (educational materials and teaching activities) and scholarship (posters, publications, presentations). The Curriculum Design and Evaluation Track focuses on designing, implementing and evaluating medical education curricula for any level of learning (students, residents/fellows, and faculty) across all specialties.


For a summary of the program, click on the EDP Scholars Program image.


  • The 2020-22 Scholars Program submission process is now closed. The next application cycle starts December 2021.

Residents as Teachers and Leaders (RATL™)

RATLThe Residents as Teachers and Leaders(RATL™) Program is a blended learning program consisting of web-based, self-learning modules and an interactive hands-on learning workshop. The purpose is to improve students, residents, fellows, and faculty members clinical teaching skills. RATL™ is currently available to all residency programs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Consult FormPlease request a consult if you would like your residency program to have access to the RATL™ program.

EDP Feedback Program


  • The EDP Feedback program was developed to improve efforts to provide feedback to all learners at VUSM/VUMC and is competency-based training program.
  • Click on the feedback picture to follow instructions and complete the program
  • Or click on the link to enroll directly through the CME portal.

The Gerald S. Gotterer Annual Health Professions Educational Research Day (HPERD)

Gerald S. GottererHPERD is held in the late fall each year to showcase the educator work and scholarly activities at Vanderbilt. Call for poster abstracts open in July/August of each year. Watch the EDC Newsletter for announcements.

EDP Workshop Library: Catalog and Materials

The EDP library consists of a catalog of previous EDP workshops and materials for self-learning. All content is in Spark Learn. To request access, email

EDC Newsletter

The EDC Newsletter announces upcoming and important educator events and activities. The EDC Newsletter is distributed on the first Monday of each month. Please join our mailing list to receive the newsletter.


All EDP activities are sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical Education and Administration, the Office of Health Sciences Education and the Office for Continuous Professional Development.

Accreditation and Cred Designation:Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

About Us

Charlene M. Dewey, MD, Med, MACP

Charlene M. Dewey, MD, Med, MACP

Assistant Dean, Educator Development
Directory, Educator Development Core and Educator Development Program
Professor of Medical Education and Administration

Sarah E. Williams, MD, MPH

Sarah E. Williams, MD, MPH

Assistant Director, Educator Development Program
Team Leader, Medical Education Consult Service
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Courtney Tomblinson

Courtney M. Tomblinson, MD  
Assistant Professor Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Assistant Professor Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Program Director Neuroradiology
Fellowship Director Women in Radiology



Founders: Charlene Dewey, Sally Santen, and the Educator Vision Team