Student-As-Teacher (SAT) Program


The major accrediting bodies that oversee medical students and residents training in the United States, The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) respectively, have reaffirmed teaching as a necessary skill for all medical trainees.

The main goal of TUSM’s SAT program is to expose all students to basic principles of teaching and learning at different points in their four year medical school training. This developmental teaching requirement was launched with the class of 2016 in Fall 2012. Upon completion of the program, students will have achieved nine learning objectives that are grouped in three competency domains: 1) Adult and Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; 2) Instructional Design and Performance; and, 3) Learner’s Assessment and Evaluation (see below for the complete list of competency domains and learning objectives).


The program requirements involve two components. First, students must complete four online SAT TUSK modules at specific points in their medical school training. Second, students must participate in an SAT field teaching experience of their choice at any point in their medical school training (see TUSM’s SAT Teaching Opportunities Catalog for a complete list of field teaching experience options).

Current Students: Please visit the TUSK SAT Page for more information about the SAT modules, requirement timelines, field teaching experience guidelines and for additional related materials.