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Faculty Development For Community-Based Faculty

Faculty Development: In this survey of North American family medicine clerkship directors, researchers focused on the use of community-based preceptors and how they are developed and rewarded. Sixty-nine percent of schools reported heavy reliance on community-based preceptors for their family … Continue reading

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What Makes A Teacher Influential? Ask The Teacher.

TEACHER QUALITY: This qualitative study describing characteristics of influential teachers turns not to learners, but to teachers. The authors asked respected teachers selected to participate in a faculty development program to write about their most influential teachers from when they … Continue reading

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Facilitating Direct Observation of Medical Trainees: Enter the Minicard

   Most medical educators are familiar with the mini-CEX, developed by the ABIM and used extensively across US medical schools to facilitate direct observation and feedback of residents and medical students, particularly in internal medicine. In this study by Donato … Continue reading

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Pay Faculty To Teach And They Will Teach (Well)

 Educators in a newly-established medical school describe their successful establishment of a well-received 8-week primary care clerkship utilizing established internal medicine and family medicine physicians in the Ochsner (New Orleans) Health System.  They used a three-pronged approach:  “protected time to … Continue reading

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Are Connectivist Massive Open Online Courses (cMOOCs) The Solution For Faculty Development In Medical Education?

 Academic Life in Emergency Medicine is an open access medical education web site aimed at emergency medicine practitioners.  The authors describe their experience with their first six monthly on-line scenarios that raise “nonclinical educational dilemmas”.  Each case, before posting, is … Continue reading

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Faculty Development For Clinician Educators: A Peer Mentoring Group

Junior clinician educators found that a bimonthly peer mentoring group assisted with personal and professional growth.  This looks promising (and inexpensive), but is based on the feedback of only seven faculty. — Laura Willett, MD Lord JA, Mourtzanos E, McLaren … Continue reading

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Faculty Development: “How Are My Lectures?”

A recently developed peer assessment form was evaluated and found to have excellent inter-rater reliability, at least among a group of raters who had intensively discussed the use of the instrument with actual lecture ratings, to establish a common frame … Continue reading

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