Teaching Physician Pathway (WUTPP)

The Teaching Physician Pathway is a 2.5 year program integrated into the existing structure of the residency, which provides interested residents with the knowledge, skills, experience and mentorship to be prepared to enter the field as competent and inspired clinician-educators. Key areas for resident development include clinical teaching in a variety of settings; curriculum development and assessment; educational scholarship and leadership.


Applications will be accepted Fall 2020. Please click here to download the application. For questions or to submit your application, contact Matthew Heaton at

Sample Pathway Timeline

PGY-1 Fall

  • Apply for TPP


PGY-1 Spring

  • Orientation (one hour, evening session)
  • Identify mentor and project topic



PGY-2 Fall (2 Weeks)

  • Core Curriculum:
    • Learning theory
    • Curriculum design
    • Leadership skills
  • Apply for Mentors in Medicine
  • Project development with mentor


PGY-2 Spring (4 Weeks)

  • Active teaching role and curriculum design in undergraduate or graduate medical education courses, lectures and small group teaching sessions

PGY-3 Fall (2 Weeks)

  • Peer-to-peer presentations and project development


PGY-3 Spring

  • Project Completion
  • Presentation/evaluation of project
  • National conference attendance/presentation

Washington University School of Medicine

Division of General Medicine

Campus Box 8121

660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

p: (314) 362-8065    f: (314) 747-1080