Program Description

A group of multidisciplinary faculty from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine have contributed to the development of the Creating Effective Resident Teacher's (CERT) Program, designed to help prepare resident physicians learn to better teach. The focus of CERT it to teach residents instructional strategies that will help them to better integrate their teaching responsibilities into their patient care activities thus enhancing the educational experience of both residents and medical students.

This website is designed to support the CERT Teaching Program. It is collection of both UAB developed material and material that has been developed at other institutions.

The modules within this site contain "Quick References" to assist the residents with their teaching activities. This is a brief, bulleted list of information designed to help residents target select instructional areas.

For more extended learning and for teaching purposes, modules also contain some or all of the following material: slideshows, handouts, and online resources including related websites and articles. The slideshows provide basic information and a framework for instructional sessions. However, it is suggested that the slides be modified for each department's specific needs.

"No greater opportunity, responsibility or obligation can fall to the lot of a human being than to become a physician."

~ Tinsley Harrison, M.D., editor of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and founding chairman of UAB's Department of Medicine.

Upcoming Events


Finley Conference Center, Kaul Genetics Building, 705 South 20th St.


BBRB 170


Edge of Chaos Atrium, 4th floor of the Lister Hill Library


At the UAB School of Medicine, we are training the next generation of physicians, physician-scientists and biomedical scientists; creating knowledge that will lead to medical innovations; and delivering the best medical care to our patients in Alabama and beyond.