The Program in Educational Faculty Development at AMS recognizes and supports our faculty in their role as educators. We strive to provide faculty educators with the knowledge and skills to best teach our medical students in the classroom and at the bedside. Our array of programming provides both seasoned and novice educators with the tools they need to instruct, guide, train, facilitate and mentor. The ultimate goal of the Program is to enhance student learning and thus impact the quality of patient care.
The Program also seeks to provide faculty with a community of educators with, and from whom they can learn. We utilize our internal resources in the form of our talented faculty educators who share their expertise with colleagues, and provide a central infrastructure for faculty development across the division and our clinical departments.
We would appreciate feedback on your educational needs. Please complete this quick survey to let us know what topics you would most like to see addressed.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
Most of our sessions and workshops are eligible for Continuing Medical Education Credits. Follow the links provided to register for individual sessions.
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Many of our programs are videotaped. Videos are posted online when available.
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Strategies for working with medical students in out-patient clinical settings
Core Series in Medical Education
The “Core Series” consists of six large-group presentations on common topics within medical education. Designed specifically for medical educators, these sessions are open to all faculty, residents and community preceptors. The Core Series will be offered on an annual basis. CME credits for each session are available to participants.
The Core Series includes sessions on each of the following topics:
- Presentation and lecturing skills
- Small group facilitation
- Using technology in teaching
- Clinical teaching
- Teaching the challenging learner
- Evaluation and effective feedback
Individuals attending five of the six Core Series sessions within a three-year time frame will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Program in Educational Faculty Development. Certificates of Participation can be included as “additional education/training” as part of promotions materials.
Seminars in Medical Education
Twice yearly the Program in Educational Faculty Development offers half-day seminars on advanced topics in medical education. These seminars are interactive, skill-building workshops on topics such as curriculum development, longitudinal assessment of learners, professional development for medical educators, medical education research, etc.
As part of the seminar, each participant will sign up for an observation of their teaching by a Program consultant. Consultants provide confidential feedback on communications skills, organization of materials, presentation style and use of technology. Additionally, each participant will submit a brief reflection on teaching and learning related to the seminar topic.
Individuals who achieve a Certificate of Participation, and also participate in two of the Seminars in Medical Education (within a total time frame of five years), will be designated as having completed Advanced Medical Education Training. Advanced Medical Education Training can be included as “additional education/training” as part of promotions materials.
Peer Observation & Feedback Initiative
The Peer Observation & Feedback Initiative is under development. Ultimately, it will be an opportunity for faculty and residents to request objective and informed feedback on their teaching. We will be training interested individuals to do structured observations of classroom and clinical teaching, presentations, and small group facilitation, and to give constructive feedback regarding teaching process and style.
Individuals interested in becoming a Peer Observer should contact Emily Green for more information.
Medical Education Journal Club
The Medical Education Journal Club is designed to help create a community of educators who are versed in the most current literature regarding teaching and learning, curriculum development, and evaluation. Currently being piloted with staff and faculty directly involved in the core curriculum of Alpert Medical School, the Journal Club meets monthly to review a particular article (distributed ahead of time), and to discuss its application to medical education here at AMS.
If you are interested in joining the Medical Education Journal Club, please contact Emily Green for more information.
Resident Leadership in Medical Education Group
While Residents are eligible and encouraged to attend many of our large-group sessions, we are also creating opportunities designed specifically for residents to improve their teaching of medical students, and to interact with their peers across a variety of specialty areas.
If you are interested in joining the Resident Educator Planning Group, please contact Emily Green for more information.
Emily Green, MA
Associate Director of Faculty Development
Phone: (401) 863-9139
Fax: (401) 863-6797
Phone: (401) 863-6797
Fax: (401) 863-6797