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Center for Excellence in Medical Education


The mission of Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) is to foster a culture of excellence among the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine basic science and clinical faculty members through focused faculty development activities with a shared commitment to better educate tomorrow’s physicians.

In addition to our Teaching and Research programs, we also offer online webinars.

Registration Details

Click on the title of the workshop (in the calendar below) for the registration details. Email with any questions.

Teaching and Research

Medical Education Research


The Fellowship in Medical Education is a research program offered by the Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) that aims to introduce clinicians and scientists to the issues of thinking about and conducting research and scholarship in medical education.

Educational scholarship and research are quite different from their equivalents in science and clinical practice. This means that anyone with a clinical or scientific background will need support in making the transition. The fellowship program provides that support.

Participants will develop an individual project in medical education which they will present their final projects during the annual William Davidson Medical Education Week. The FME program participants will meet one Friday per month to attend a MERCshop offered by AAMC. They will also have some online requirements where they will participate in the online classroom to discuss their projects and share ideas.

Core Objectives

  • Plan a scholarly or research project in medical education.
  • Critique research reports in Medical Education.
  • Utilize a range of research methods in Medical Education.

Meet the Fellows, Guidelines, Schedule and Application Information

2017-2018 FME Program Brochure and Application Process 

Teaching and Curriculum


Medical education is an exciting and rapidly developing field. The medical education certificate introduces clinicians and scientists to both the theory and practice of medical education. A range of issues will be covered, varying from the practicalities of running classes to the underlying theories that inform and guide what we do in the classroom.

The CME faculty will generally, meet face-to-face twice a month on Fridays from 1 - 4 p.m. Faculty will also be expected to participate in a weekly online discussion forum (about 30-60 minutes per week) focusing on a range of topics to support their development as teachers. This program will begin August 18, 2017 and conclude June 6, 2018.

Core Objectives

The course provides a basic knowledge of medical education, including but not limited to teaching large or small groups, using technology and audiovisual aids, curriculum theory, pedagogy, transformative learning, and mentoring. Scholarship and research of medical education will also be introduced.

The core objectives of the OUWB Certificate in Medical Education are:

  • Demonstrate the foundational, practical and theoretical knowledge needed to participate as a teacher in medical education in the early twenty first century.
  • Identify current trends and debates in the field.
  • Develop techniques as a teaching practitioner.



Approximately 25% of a resident’s time is spent in supervising, teaching and evaluating medical students. However, many residents may not have experience in formal teaching roles or they may have insufficient teaching skills.

The Resident as Teachers Program will provide residents exposure to medical teaching concepts and provide them with an opportunity to improve their teaching skills through role-play and other activities. Residents attending 100% of the sessions shall receive a certificate of Advanced Training in Medical Education.

This program has been divided into two sections. The first section will consist of the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teachers curriculum. This will be taught by seven Beaumont physicians who attended a month long training program to become facilitators for small group sessions (6-8 residents). These seven bimonthly sessions will include videos vignettes and role-plays. These sessions will be offered either 7-9 am or 5-7pm to accommodate residents’ schedules. The second portion of the program will consist of interactive plenary sessions on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Invited guest speakers who shall address medical education topics not covered in the small group sessions will deliver the plenary sessions.

Residents as Teachers Meetings Begin Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Register here for the 2017-2018 RAT Program

Core Objectives

The program will cover topics including:
  • Learning Climate 
  • Control of Session
  • Communicating Goals
  • Feedback
  • Evaluation
  • Understanding and Retention
  • Self-directed learning
  • Teaching Clinical Reasoning
  • Navigating Academic Promotion


August 13 Plenary Session  and Slides. Click on the title to view the kick off presentation on August 13, 2014. 

Developing an Academic Career video on January 21, 2015 

Article about Residents as Teachers

Clinical Teaching


In acknowledgment of the importance of clinical teaching, the Clinical Teaching Program seminars are designed for any Beaumont faculty member who teaches medical students. The faculty who have completed the program have raved about their successful implementation of a “non‐prescriptive behavioral approach for improving teaching.”

At the end of the program faculty are able to select effective teaching strategies while taking into account the clinical content, the learners, and the context in which the teaching takes place. Thus, the seminars focus on principles, guidelines, and behavioral alternatives that teaching faculty can use to improve their teaching effectiveness.

Core Objectives

Although the clinical content of teaching will vary during the seminars (e.g., the subject matter or example of medical cases being taught) the primary focus is on the process of teaching.

The core objectives of the Clinical Teaching Program are:

  • Enhance participants’ versatility as teachers. 

  • Enhance their ability to analyze clinical teaching using an educational framework. 

  • Provide a forum for collegial exchange. 

2017-2018 Clinical Teaching Program Brochure and Application Process 

Calendar of

Upcoming Programs and Offerings

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • Women in Medicine Month Diversity Mixer - Register Now!
    6 p.m., Lobby, Admin Building, Beaumont Royal Oak

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Resources for
Teaching and Research


Commitment to Excellence in Lifelong Learning

Newly added Resources

New Offering

Beaumont Integrative Medicine is sponsoring a Faculty Scholar Program in Integrative Medicine, a 10-month, interdisciplinary program, starting in the fall of this year 2016. For more information, click here.

Beaumont Health Research Institute - June 2016 Newsletter

Diversity 3.0 Learning Series
Diversity Policy and Programs is pleased to bring you a set of online, on-demand video resources on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series includes interviews with thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars, guidance on institutional strategic planning and culture and climate assessment, and presentations on innovative programs at AAMC member institutions.

Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)

MedEdPORTAL Educational Scholarship Guides

Grant Opportunities

Technology in Academic Medicine

CE News

This is the latest AAMC Continuing Education Newsletter. In this newsletter, there are articles, conference, and funding opportunities.

Faculty Workshops

Now accepting registration for Stanford Clinical Teaching Program, email

Vertical Integration Program (VIP)

Professional Productivity Series 

Milestones in Medical Education

A Brief Introduction to Survey Design

Archived Research Training

Please view the list above to see what training we have offered to support research.

AAMC Reporter 

Book Corner

Are you interested in some new techniques to add to your teaching toolbox?

The following books are available for review at the CEME office: for more information email

  • Brookfield,Stephen (2006) The Skillful TeacherOn Technique, Trust and Responsiveness in the Classroom
  • Brookfield, Stephen and Preskill Stephen (2005) Discussion as a Way of Teaching
  • Davis, Barbara Gross (2009) Tools for Teaching
  • We also have the entire Teaching Medicine Series 

Faculty Affairs Resources for Faculty 

View more information on Faculty Affairs Resources for Faculty.

Archived Presentation
 - Click title to view recording of presentation "
The Ins and Outs of Submitting an IRB to Oakland University
Please note, that you might have to install Silverlight on your computer.

Archived Presentation - Click title to view recording of presentation "Using Research to Create a Small Business" Dr. J.Hurley Myers

More Resources

University of Berkley has a good website about setting up and teaching your course.

Continuing Medical Education and Meaningful Participation

Faculty now have the ability to watch previously recorded CME activities or to participate in self-directed CME courses online at their convenience. To access Beaumont Health System activities for content only or to view presentations for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit or Meaningful participation credits, click on the appropriate link below or view recorded webinars.

Professional Development

Through the Center for Excellence in Medical Education, there are a variety of face to face and online faculty development workshops. 

For more information on a specific workshop series, click on the title below: