Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME)

The Center for Leadership and Innovation in Medical Education (CLIME) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is based on the academy of medical educators model and is designed to foster medical education scholarship, support educators in their teaching efforts, and promote community amongst educators. The vision of CLIME is working together to translate excellence in education into improved health outcomes.

CLIME offers:

  1. Career Development
  2. Educational Resources
  3. Grant Funding
  4. Conferences and Events
  5. Teaching Opportunities
  6. Scholarship

Additional Resources for CHOP Staff

CLIME’s internal website for CHOP staff provides additional resources and information about all of the following initiatives and programs. For example, you’ll find teaching opportunities for faculty and clinical educators, as well as a calendar of internal medical education conferences and events and other opportunities to get involved both locally and nationally.

Career Development

CLIME offers a variety of resources for faculty and clinical educators to expand their educational mission.

Education Collaboratory

The CHOP Education Collaboratory supports research skill development and encourages collaboration among faculty, trainees and staff who are interested in, or pursuing, innovation and scholarship related to education.

The Collaboratory provides weekly works-in-progress sessions where presenters can brainstorm ideas, refine their projects, and receive feedback on their work from other educators and scholars.

Collaboratory sessions are open to anyone interested in education - those who want to present and get advice, as well as those who just want to learn by considering the work of others.

Contacts: Hannah Anderson and Dorene Balmer

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The CLIME Coaching Program is designed to provide teaching observations and peer feedback to CHOP physicians who are interested in improving their teaching. Feedback can be provided on clinical, small group, or large group teaching and will be based on individual teaching needs.

Sign up for the CLIME Coaching Program.


For educators looking for resources and opportunities to mentor, CLIME collects a library of helpful resources. To start, we recommend visiting the Mentoring Center at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn).

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact us at to learn more about available opportunities.

You can also reach out to your department's education officers (find the latest list here) for more information on educational opportunities.

Teaching Courses

Information and skills-based practice for faculty teachers can be found through Perelman School of Medicine’s Onboarding for Teaching program.

Master of Science in Education

Offered through UPenn’s Graduate School of Education, this innovative curriculum is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals who want to pursue master-level training in evidence-based education, educational scholarship and educational technology. Learn more about the Master of Science in Education program.


UPenn's Perelman School of Medicine offers a variety of faculty life and professional development resources that can help with faculty promotion and reappointment.

Educational Resources

Here you’ll find a culmination of resources to facilitate teaching and education for interested faculty.

PSOM Med ED Journal Club

Med Ed Journal Club brings together members of the Penn community who are interested in medical education to review important, timely medical education articles that have interdisciplinary relevance.  The Journal Club also provides a forum for participants to network with other individuals interested in medical education at Penn. Contact: Jen Kogan

Med Ed Tools

Faculty Live & Professional Development from UPenn’s Perelman School of Medicine.


CHOP’s Center for Simulation, Advancement and Innovation

QI & Patient Safety

Med Ed Journals

CLIME Grant Funding

CLIME introduced two new funding streams for medical educators in FY21.

The Education Scholarship Pilot Grant funds teams up to $5,000 for the launch of educational innovations and scholarly projects. These grants also provide a year of project support to ensure the success of funded work.

The Educator Development Grant funds individuals up to $2,000 to purchase items that will enhance their professional development as educators. These grants can be used to fund attendance at meetings/conferences to support career development or can be used to purchase equipment, software or other materials needed to advance education-related innovations or scholarly projects.

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