Medical Education Leadership Track

The Duke GME Medical Education Leadership Track (MELT) was established in 2018 to address the historical gap in resident-as-teacher (RAT) programs. MELT provides comprehensive training in clinical teaching and medical education scholarship. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MELT swiftly transitioned to a virtual platform, resulting in increased enrollment and accessibility. The program aims to enhance participants’ teaching and leadership skills.

MELT’s curriculum includes 13 interactive workshops, led by Duke experts, fostering collaboration among participants from diverse specialties. Through didactics, workshops, and peer feedback, participants refine their teaching abilities within a synchronous virtual learning environment. Through this interactive curriculum, participants train to become new leaders in medical education by gaining essential skills in areas such as: 

  • Adult learning theory and active learning strategies 
  • Effective lecturing and delivering engaging presentations 
  • Providing constructive feedback and remediation 
  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in education 
  • Teaching with technology and optimizing AI tools 
  • Career planning for education leadership roles

Assignments, such as video recordings and educational intervention plans, encourage reflective practice and peer review.

Since its inception, MELT has attracted 177 participants from 50 training programs. Post-transition to virtual learning, enrollment surged by 63%, with high participant satisfaction rates (96%). Beyond individual skill development, MELT promotes collaboration and networking across specialties, contributing to a culture of innovation in medical education leadership at Duke.

Please see the MELT Factsheet for Applicants HERE for more details.