The Office of Academic Support provides and manages Excellent Teacher, a course developed for University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) medical residents, fellows and other appropriate trainees. Excellent Teacher is an online, self-paced program that is offered through Canvas, UMMC's learning management system, and it is offered on an annual basis. The course is based on the resident as teacher model supported in the medical literature, and it includes information related to Teaching and Communication, Curriculum Design, Feedback and Evaluation, and Ethics and Professionalism.
Completion of the Excellent Teacher course is mandatory for all house officers by May 1 of the first year in residency/fellowship training at UMMC. Instructions for UMMC house officers can be found here.
Excellent Teacher is also available to other UMMC residents, fellows, and appropriate trainees as requested. Instructions for requesting access to the Excellent Teacher course can be found here.
For more information, contact the Office of Academic Support.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005