The curriculum for the Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program (ITSP) encompasses four core areas. The objectives of each are elaborated below along with the implementation plan summary.

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“Presenting a framework of theory and practice to develop educator skills has been immediately useful.”

— A former ITSP scholar


  • Analyze the relationship between learning theory and teaching
  • Apply different teaching/learning theories
  • Analyze the use of technology to enhance learning
  • Determine elements of instructional design
  • Learn various learner-centered teaching strategies in a variety of settings including:
    • Large groups
    • Small groups
    • Simulations
    • Clinical
    • Individual mentoring
  • Provide effective feedback to diverse learners
  • Describe the process of curriculum development
  • Assess student learning through systematic approaches
  • Participate in educational program evaluation design and implementation
  • Describe one’s own educational philosophy and teaching style

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Educational Scholarship

  • Describe various types of educational scholarship
  • Plan, implement, and disseminate a scholarly educational project
  • Identify the various avenues of educational scholarship

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  • Model leadership related to educational policy and advocacy
  • Describe one’s own leadership style
  • Develop one’s own educational career plan
  • Analyze the roles and expectations for educational leadership
  • Analyze the role of mentors in educational career development
  • Assess educational leadership opportunities within and outside the university

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  • Express a commitment to the value of interprofessionalism in health professionals education, research/scholarship and leadership
  • Apply the principles of interprofessionalism in teaching, scholarship and leadership
  • Articulate perspectives from health care professions other than one’s own related to education, scholarship and leadership
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Express a commitment to the value of integrating cognitive diversity and inclusion in health professions education, research/scholarship and leadership to promote health equity
  • Demonstrate strategies in teaching, research/scholarship and leadership that promote cognitive diversity, inclusion and health equity

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ITSP Curricular Implementation Plan Summary


The program entails approximately 8 in-person, 3-hour seminars held one Thursday afternoon per month between October and June. The remaining 15-20 seminars will be asynchronous, online seminars. ITSP Scholars will be expected to attend 80 percent of the in-person seminars and complete all online seminars. Each Scholar will develop an educational scholarly project during the first year. Seminars will be available to faculty outside of the program, but these participants will not be part of the formal ITSP.

Topics Include:

  • Learner-Centered Education
  • Interprofessional Education Strategies
  • Curriculum Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Educational Scholarship and Research
  • Promoting Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Health Professions Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Clinical Education Strategies
  • Providing Effective Feedback
  • Learner Evaluation and Remediation
  • Educational Leadership and Career Development


Scholars will meet with program leaders quarterly to give progress reports on their scholarly project. They will continue to receive mentoring and assistance with problem solving on their projects with goal of ultimate dissemination (ideally publication). Scholars will also present their project at the end of the second year at the ITSP Academic Symposium.

View scholar research projects from previous years