• Mentoring
  • Teaching Portfolio
  • Centers and Offices
  • Teaching Skills
  • CLIME and Teaching Scholars


Resources for Mentors

Mentorship is an important aspect of your career at UW. A successful mentor will support by giving time and space to listen, advocate for, provide feedback, and challenge mentees among other forms of formal or informal academic support.

Department of Medicine mentorship page

UW Graduate School mentoring resources for faculty

Mentorship, Sponsorship, Coaching: How to make the most of these relationships by Barbara Goff, MD

Mentorship Pearls slides by Susan Reed, MD, MS, MPH

Resources for Mentees

Resources are available to junior faculty and mentees to establish mentors and grow in their work and professional journey.

CLIME leaders provide mentorship via individual consultation and structured work-in-progress sessions to all members who seek consultations on their scholarship. CLIME leaders mentor in the areas of research design, data collection, instrument development and validation, analysis, and manuscript and grant proposal writing.

Making the most of mentors: A guide for mentees.

Managing Up as a Mentee by Beth Buffalo, PhD

Thrivecast: Essentials of Mentorship and Sponsorship

Episode 6: Essentials of Mentorship and Sponsorship
Dr. Barbara Goff (Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology) defines mentorship and sponsorship, how to participate effectively in both, and explains why these roles are essential to developing your professional career path.

Teaching Portfolio

Teaching Portfolio

A teaching portfolio is required for regular faculty (lecturers, assistant professors and associate professors) who are being considered for promotion. The teaching portfolio is a critical document in the promotion review process, particularly at the school and provost levels. The portfolio represents your teaching record and is used to assess the quality and value of teaching and mentoring interactions with students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and other professionals.

How to Create a Teaching Portfolio slides by Andy Luks, MD
You may view the 2023 teaching portfolio workshop recording here.

Writing a Memorable Teaching Philosophy article
Sample teaching philosophy statements
Self-reflection on teaching

Department of Medicine resources

Teaching portfolio guidelines and resources
Clinical peer evaluation form
Teaching peer evaluation form
Research mentor evaluation form
How to create a teaching portfolio
Teaching portfolio outline
Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Below are example teaching portfolios and self-assessments for you to consider as you plan your path to promotion. These were published with permission.

Example teaching portfolio 1
Example self-assessment 1
Example teaching portfolio 2
Example self-assessment 2
Example teaching portfolio 3

AAMC MedEd Portal

The AAMC MedEd Portal is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that promotes educational scholarship and dissemination of teaching and assessment resources in the health professions

Teaching Tips for Teaching the Basic Sciences

Centers and Offices

BIME (Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education)

The vision of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) is to unleash the potential for information to improve biomedicine, health, and education.

CLIME (Center for Learning and Innovation in Medical Education)

The Center for Learning and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) mission is to create a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community that works together to optimize teaching skills, foster educator career development, and support educational scholarship.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning is dedicated to supporting the UW teaching community through consultations with UW departments, schools, colleges, and programs on questions related to teaching and learning that go beyond the boundaries of individual courses.

GME (Graduate Medical Education)

The UW Graduate Medical Education Office is responsible for the administrative oversight and academic quality of all of UW School of Medicine’s residency and clinical fellowship programs.

WISH (WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare)

WISH is the University of Washington’s premiere simulation training facility for healthcare education serving the WWAMI region. It connects over 30 departments and programs throughout UW Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and Physician Assistant Training Program (MEDEX). In short, WISH strives to improve the quality of healthcare education through technology, providing learners with a safe training environment where they can learn and practice their skills before ever using them on a patient.

Teaching Skills

Teaching Peer Evaluation

The teaching peer evaluation tool is used to evaluate and provide feedback on your peers’ teaching to allow them to improve.

Practical Tips for Facilitating Small Groups

CLIME’s foundations of teaching provides pearls for managing and teaching small groups.

Large Group Active Learning and Teaching

Learn about evidence for active learning and teaching in large groups in this introductory video.

This presentation on effective large group teaching will focus on educational strategies in the large group setting to increase learner engagement including effective use of slides and audience response systems, large group discussion facilitation, and tips to optimize your delivery.

Twelve Tips for Making Teaching More Equitable and Inclusive

Learn twelve tips for equitable teaching practices from Amanda Kost MD, MEd, Edwin Lindo, JD, and Roberto Montenegro, MD, PhD.

Written Feedback for Continuous Learning

Pearls and tips for written feedback for continuous learning.

Verbal Feedback for Continuous Learning

Pearls and tips for verbal clinical feedback for student learners.

CLIME and Teaching Scholars

CLIME (Center for Learning and Innovation in Medical Education)

The Center for Learning and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) mission is to create a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community that works together to optimize teaching skills, foster educator career development, and support educational scholarship.

Teaching Scholars

The Center for Learning and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) Teaching Scholars Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine is a 10 month professional development program for educators in the health professions who have a passion for teaching and a desire to become academic leaders. The program is led by Adelaide McClintock, MD.

The Teaching Scholars Program Mission is to prepare University of Washington health sciences faculty to serve as leaders in health professions education. The Program values and supports the ongoing professional and educational development of scholars.

Learn more about the CLIME Teaching Scholars Program here, including the program goals, community, curriculum, and admissions process. Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort are now open until May 31, 2024. Please contact the Teaching Scholars Program Coordinator Marla Hill at mdhill@uw.edu with any questions.