Clinical Neuro-Educator Training Program (CNE-TP)



Resident Lama Abdel Wahed gives presentation at INA conference

The CNE-TP is designed for residents with an interest in becoming clinician educators. The three-year curriculum provides training in foundations of medical education and educational opportunities with learners, in addition to what is received during residency training. The CNE-TP utilizes the resources available through the Department of Neurology, Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME), and University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

CNE-TP Goals

  • Develop skills to become an effective medical educator
  • Understanding and contributing to scholarship in medical education
  • Develop the foundation for a future career in medical education

CNE-TP Curriculum

Spring PGY1

  • Applications accepted for CNE-TP​


  • Identify a mentor


  • Attend five Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME) education and teaching workshops


  • Begin scholarly project


  • Teach neuro exam to medical students during core clerkship orientation 


  • Implementation of scholarly project
  • June – facilitate teaching sessions and workshops for the PGY1 class during their Neurology Immersion Block
  • Grand Rounds project presentations

Quarterly meetings throughout the academic year for all CNE-TP residents to discuss teaching topics and ongoing resident projects

Current CNE-TP residents

Class of 2026

  • Rachel Marshall

Class of 2025

  • Katie Reming
  • Yanely Sanchez Ceja
  • Sophie Shogren
  • Yibing Zhang

Class of 2024

  • Kaancan Deniz
  • Mikenzy Fassel
  • Tyler Schmidt


Class of 2023

  • Erik Arneson
    • Education interests: Increasing medical student interest in neurology, teaching pre-clinical students
  • Oday Halhouli
    • Education interests: Resident curriculum development

Class of 2022

  • Amjad Elmashala
    • Project: Updating neurology medical student curriculum and lecture handouts
  • Rami Fakih
    • Project: Designing a morning report for night float residents

Class of 2021

  • Lama Abdel Wahed
    • Project: Resident didactic curriculum design, developing interactive online cases for medical students
  • Emily Tamadonfar
    • Project: Medical student clinical documentation education and evaluation: a delphi consensus study

Class of 2020

  • Annaliese Bosco
    • Project: Improving code stroke education in the emergency department
    • Presentations: Iowa Neurological Association, University of Iowa Quality and Safety Symposium
  • Jeff Karduck
    • Project: Micro lecture series for medical students