Teaching Consult Service

The Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators’ Teaching Consult Service is a confidential, individualized educational consultation for those interested in an objective observation and formative assessment of their teaching skills.

The Teaching Consult Service is currently only available at the UChicago Medicine Hyde Park Campus. If you are interested in a consult at an off-site location, please reach out to Dr. Fromme directly.

Members of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators, who are trained to observe and provide feedback on teaching skills, are available for teaching consultation for one of several environments:

  • Large group teaching
  • Small group teaching
  • Clinical teaching
  • Procedural/OR teaching

The consultants will individually tailor each consult to the teaching venue and needs of each faculty member through a pre-consultation discussion. Consultants will always be from outside the faculty member’s department for optimal confidentiality. While feedback will be confidential, though participants will receive a formal recognition of their participation, which can be included in their educational portfolio for promotion. Additionally, if the faculty member requests, the Academy may provide the formal recognition of participation to their section chief or chair. 

Faculty and residents who have utilized this service have found it to be an extremely valuable experience. 

Faculty members noted:

“I have been giving the same medical student lecture for years. I modified it this year based on the feedback from the Teaching Consult and the response from the Course Director was ‘Wow, I don’t know what you did, but this year it was better than ever!’”

“I found the advice to be excellent and very intuitive…This was one of the most valuable faculty advancement instruction I have received. It was direct, usable and personalized.”

To request a consult, please complete and submit a Teaching Consult Request Form.

For more information about Teaching Consults, please contact Barrett Fromme.