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Clinical Neuro-Educator Training Program (CNE-TP)


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 GoalsNeurology residents conduct lumbar puncture simulation

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 (three sessions each)


  • 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

Resident Lama Abdel Wahed gives presentation at INA conference

Current CNE-TP 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 2022
    • Amjad Elmashala
      • Project: Developing a neurocritical care curriculum
    • Rami Fakih
      • Project: Designing a morning report for night float residents
  • Class of 2023
    • Erik Arneson
      • Education interests: Increasing medical student interest in neurology, teaching pre-clinical students
    • Oday Halhouli
      • Education interests: Resident curriculum development

Resident Annaliese Bosco gives presentation at INA conference


  • 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