Better Educators, Better Patient Care

cutting edge information on how to make a difference with medical education

Presented by faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine and The University of Maryland School of Medicine

The Course

The course is open to emergency physicians and other acute care providers, critical care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and all other health care professionals looking to make a difference in medical education.
There will be 2 courses in 2014: April 28-May 2 and Oct 20-24 Both in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Teaching Course is a medical education and teaching extravaganza. You thought the 2012 and 2013 courses were huge? Just wait until you see what we have planned for 2014.... Check back for updates on this site and keep up with the course progress on

You are in for a treat, because the faculty for the teaching course are enthusiastic, energetic, and well-known educators in emergency medicine and critical care medicine. In addition to Amal Mattu, Rob Rogers, Terry Mulligan, Haney Mallemat, and many others, we will have four  very special guest speakers this year, Matt Dawson, Stacey Poznanski, Joe Lex, and Chris Nickson. The 2012 and 2013 courses were a great success, and we have lots of new and exciting stuff to add to the 2014 course. 

Unique Aspects of the Course

• Hands-on social media/med education labs where attendees will learn to set up and use Twitter. Advanced social media users will be given information on how to take it to the next level!
• LiveStream broadcasting of select presentations
• A 2-hour workshop on "resuscitating your Power Point slides”
• Enhanced sessions on making your own podcast and digital media and how to get them out to the world!
• Awesome guest speakers
• Procedure, simulation, and ultrasound labs (teach the teacher)
• How to teach ultrasound
• More interactive sessions
• "Flip the course" model of teaching- the 2012, 2013, and 2014 lectures will be delivered to course attendees before the course, so more interaction can take place during the live course. Paid registrants will receive a "flip the course" learning packet prior to the course.
• Tons of networking opportunities with course teaching faculty and with other attendees
• Group dinners
• Mentoring from emergency medicine faculty who are dedicated to the cause and who are invested in helping you achieve success in your career

The Legacy Program

The folks at The Teaching Institute and The Teaching Course have developed a new program, called the Legacy Program. Paid registrants of the course are invited back to any future course to attend and teach, if they desire. Alumni of the course will be given the opportunity to become teaching faculty and participate in educational sessions.


What's new for 2014? The Course That Refuses to Become Stagnant

More sessions on educational technology

This cutting-edge medical education and faculty development course relies heavily on the integration of social media (like Twitter) and education technology. Live Twitter feeds will be utilized during the course and will be organized under the hashtags:

#ITCapr14 for the April course
#TTCoct14 for the October course

Improved “flip the course” model

Based on the "flip the classroom" concept discussed in Salman Khan's book, The One World School House, the directors of The Teaching Course have designed a unique experience for course attendees. Although there will be plenty of live didactics, small group discussions, and hands on experiences for attendees, some of the course has been designed with a "flip the course" model in mind. What this means is that folks who register for the course will receive educational materials, videos, etc. prior to the course. The live course will then be able to decrease the amount of "lecture" time and add much more valuable discussion, brainstorming, and networking time. The magic starts before you arrive at the course.

Rob Rogers

Course Director

University of Maryland

AAEM Young Educator of the Year Award
ACEP Teaching Faculty Award
EMRA Excellence in Teaching Award
Developed EMRAP-Educators Edition

Haney Mallemat

Assistant Course Director

University of Maryland

Univ of Maryland EM Outstanding Teacher Award 2012 and 2013

Terry Mulligan

Assistant Course Director

University of Maryland

past-chair of the ACEP Section for IEM
co-editor of The African Journal of EM
executive editor of Emergency Physicians International

Mike Bond

Assistant Course Director

University of Maryland

Author of SOAP for Emergency Medicine
Future Academician Award
AAEM’s 2011 Open Microphone Award

Salim Rezaie

Asst. Course Director & Social Media Liaison

University of TX Health Science Center


Amal Mattu

Course Faculty and Consultant

University of Maryland


Stacey Poznanski

Guest Speaker

Wright State University

EM Momentum Award 2013
CORD Best of the Best Milestones Innovations Lightning Oral Didactic
SAEM Clerkship Directors in EM Best of CORD Oral Didactic 2013

Matt Dawson

Guest Speaker

University of Kentucky

UKEM Instructor of the Year
CORD Innovations in Med Ed Award
ACEP Award for Contribution to EMUS @ultrasoundpod

Victoria Brazil

Guest Speaker

Bond University

Gold Coast, AUS
Highly interested in simulations
Small group learning specialist

Mike Stone

Guest Speaker

Brigham & Women's

Past ACEP Ultrasound Section Chair
CORD National Faculty Teaching Award
SAEM Ultrasound Acheivement Award @bedsidesono

Joe Lex

Guest Speaker

Temple University


Eoin Kelleher

Course Cartoonist

Royal College of Surgeons

Regular contributor to The Phoenix and Irish Medical News
Drawn cartoons for the British Medical Association and Irish Gerontological Society, among others

Anand Swaminathan

Guest Speaker

Bellevue Hospital

Assistant Residency Director
Editor EM Lyceum
founding member of the All NYC EM Conference Committee

Mike Cadogan

Faculty and Course Consultant

infoamatica co-founder

HealthEngine co-founder
#FOAMed evangelist


Chris Nickson

Course Faculty and Consultant

Oslerphile emergency physician

iTeachEM co-creator co-creator



Registration is closed at this time.