The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Longitudinal Teacher/Coach (LTC) Program is an integral component of the ForWard Curriculum.

LTCs follow students through the new three-phase curriculum. A major feature of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's ForWard curriculum is to provide each of our medical students with a longitudinal teacher/coach to allow for maximized competency-based skill development across all phases of our new curriculum.

Longitudinal teacher/coaches have primary responsibilities for facilitating the Patient-Centered Education (PaCE) Case Groups and teaching the ForWard Clinical Skills Curriculum. LTCs are responsible for teamwork skills and professionalism coaching and the fostering of lifelong learning and critical reflection across all three phases of the curriculum.

The LTC team

Kelly Herold, MD, is the director of the Longitudinal Teacher/Coach Program. She is a clinical assistant professor of medicine and is a practicing general internist at UW Health's West Clinic.

Jane Crone, NP, MEd, MS, is the assistant director of the LTC program. She has over 30 years of experience in medical education and was the director of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Patient, Doctor and Society Course for years.

For questions about the LTC program, contact kherold@medicine.wisc.edu.