This course prepares teachers to conduct a peer teaching observation as part of the POSET program in the School of Medicine. Completion of this approximately 1-hour course is expected before conducting a POSET observation as an observer and is recommended for teachers who are being observed. The workshop and provided resources prepare an observer for the pre-observation meeting with the observed teacher, conducting the observation, and providing feedback during the post-observation meeting.


Upon completion, learners will…

… describe the rationale for peer observation, as both an observer and an observee.

… appreciate the values of participating in peer observation for teaching utilizing POSET.

… apply the knowledge of POSET into conducting peer observations and giving feedback effectively.

Course Faculty

Gary A. Smith, PhD, Assistant Dean, Office for Continuous Professional Learning, SOM

Registration Information

To register for this course, visit:

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email providing information and instructions for accessing the course through HSC Moodle. Accessing the module requires and “enrollment key”, which will be sent in the email.

There is no charge for this course. CME is not provided for this course.