Clinical Teaching


The teaching and learning directly involving patients is core to health professions clinical training. These experiences will occur in diverse clinical settings across the continuum of healthcare. In addition, students can experience clinical care scenarios with standardized patients and simulation.

    Teaching Assessment Tool - for Clinical Settings

    This tool was developed to help instructors and observers to document their reflections in teaching situations in the clinical setting – on rounds, in the ambulatory setting, in the operating room, across a shift. Use of the tool can lead to suggestions for enhancing learner involvement; improving the rapport between the learners and the instructor; altering how teaching is organized, presented and conveyed; and modifying how feedback is provided.

    The Teaching Assessment Tool is used as part of a Peer Review of Teaching. For more information contact Dee Dee Herrmann at

    Acting Internship Proposals

    Clinical educator faculty course directors are encouraged to submit a proposal to the Clinical Subcommittee for new core AI courses to meet the GW graduation requirement. The expanded list of Acting Internships that met GW's core AI graduation requirement during the pandemic for Classes of 2021 and 2022 will sunset for Class of 2023. For more information on how to submit a proposal, review this document and reach out to Dr. Terry Kind, Associate Dean for Clinical Education, and/or the Clinical Subcommittee Chair with questions. 

    Elective Course Development

    If you are interested in developing an elective course, please review this online module on the Elective Course Development Process

    Key resources referenced in the module: 

    Online Modules for Clinical Teaching

    The CFE has developed several online modules that are eligible for CME Credit.  Below are links to modules that are especially relevant to clinical teaching: 

    Note: these links redirect to the CEHP system.  If you don't already have a logon, you will be prompted to create an account to track your progress and record any awarded CME.