Educator Development Program (EDP)


BrochureIn 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.

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EDP Overview

Goal of the EDP Program is to enhance the medical education knowledge, attitudes and skills of all Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members (physicians, nurses and scientists), learners (students, residents and fellows) and others (administrators, department leaders) who teach in the medical/graduate/nursing school environment.

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EDP Activities and Offerings




EDP Workshops


EDP 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 Vanderbilt University Medical Center 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.

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major topics covered



EDP Workshop Schedule






EDP Webinars - 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


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Description automatically generatedThe 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 consult 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

The 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 and 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 Picture.

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



Residents as Teachers and Leaders (RATL™)


The 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.


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




EDP Feedback Program

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




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

HPERD is held in the late fall each year to showcase the educator work and scholarly activities at Vanderbilt.  Call for poster abstract 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 us at



EDC Newsletter

The EDC newletter 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 Credit 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

Assistant Dean, Educator Development and Director, Educator Development Core and Educator Development Program

Director, Center for Professional Health and Chair, Faculty Wellness Committee

Professor of Medical Education and Administration

Professor of Medicine and Public Health



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Julie B. Damp, MD

Assistant Director, Educator Development Program

Associate Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Training Program

Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology



Cynthia Sims, MBA 

Educator Development Program,

Program Administrator





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