Teaching Scholars Program

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Outstanding educators are the foundation of all programs at the WVU Health Sciences Center, and are the one of the main reasons why our students are so successful in their chosen careers.

The Teaching Scholars Program seeks to help educators throughout the HSC learn and develop the educational skills they need to excel in their professional careers — helping them not only deliver innovative, engaging content in didactic and bedside settings but also introduce them to important concepts that will help them overcome challenging situations throughout their careers.

Why should you join the Teaching Scholars Program?

  • Grow your health professions education skills
  • Network and collaborate with faculty from across the Health Sciences Center while building lasting professional relationships
  • Gain real-world medical education research skills that will help get you published and promoted
  • Learn new skills that will help you navigate challenging scenarios in your everyday educational practices.

The Longitudinal Teaching Scholars Program is a two-year, cohort based program open to any faculty member at the WVU Health Sciences Center. During the first year, educational sessions are held in a hybrid format on Tuesday mornings from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. (in person for those based in Morgantown and able to make it and Zoom for those with clinical or administrative responsibilities outside of the WVU Morgantown/HSC clinical campus).
During the first year, Scholars will attend engaging presentations from leading faculty members that will cover core and emerging educational topics, including but not limited to:

  • Educational Theories
  • Holistic Application Review
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Incorporation of Educational Technologies
  • Curriculum Design
  • Identification of Struggling Learners and Remediation
  • Principles of Educational Research
  • Leadership in Education.

Throughout the first year, Scholars will form bonds with other members of their cohort—allowing them to network and build inter-disciplinary friendships and collaborations throughout the HSC that will help them identify partners for educational scholarship and innovation long after they have completed the Teaching Scholars program.
In the second year of the program, scholars will work as a team to create and complete a health professions education research project. There will be regularly scheduled meetings between the scholars and their research mentor to ensure that there is adequate support and guidance to help complete the project and see it through to publication. 

TSP Application

Chair Recommendation

Applications should be submitted electronically by August 23, 2024. Enrollment will be limited to 30 faculty.