Our Signature Program

Teaching of Tomorrow (TOT) is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed Faculty Development Program for preceptors of medical students and residents.  First offered in 1994, this program is presented by UMass faculty from the departments of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; over 1,500 clinical faculty and preceptors throughout the Northeast and beyond have participated.  The course is designed for clinicians (MDs/DOs/PAs/NPs) from any specialty--anyone who is interested in refining their clinical teaching skills and networking with other clinician educators.

Two levels are offered:

  • Track 1 - Foundation of Clinical Teaching and Educational Planning
  • Track 2 - Building Your Career as a Clincian Educator (Advanced Program for Graduates of Track 1)

Read what our students have to say:

"Thank you and all the faculty for a wonderful course. For me it serves both to instruct and to allow me to interact with wonderful, caring, smart faculty who are not only teaching but modeling, consciously, professionalism... I am especially grateful for the observed small group sessions with expertly facilitated discussion of role played clinical scenarios, taught and reinforced viscerally the skills fundamental to student-focused teaching, guidance, feedback. The comments from those sessions and from the last large group meeting, are still vivd. So, Thank You, very much."

"Loved the exercise.  Helped illustrate the point and keep learners engaged."

"Small group work is fantastic - really allows time for processing and applying concept."

"Thank you for putting together such a great program and weekend.  I felt like I learned so much from my fellow TOT participants - great sense of community which energized me."



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