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Faculty Development

Through Faculty Development, we:

  • Provide opportunities for faculty to improve didactic and clinical teaching skills;
  • Contribute to the cultivation of skills in educational scholarship;
  • Facilitate networking and mentoring relationships among faculty;
  • Attend to the holistic development of faculty by offering training in leadership development, work/life integration, and more!

Teaching for Excellence: Upon completion of the longitudinal Teaching for Excellence Program, faculty will be able to plan, implement, and evaluate dynamic medical education curricular activities in both didactic and clinical settings. The program consists of at least 12 classes that meet from January to June. Check out our 2019 flier for more information.

Interested in Teaching for Excellence content, but unable to commit to the full schedule? Intended primarily for faculty in their first year, our Medical Education Intensive is a two-day workshop designed to enhance faculty understanding of medical education terminology, key teaching strategies, and techniques for providing feedback to medical students and residents. Our next Medical Education Intensive will be scheduled soon. See our flier for more information about the course.

Residents as Teachers: The goal of our Residents as Teachers Program is to introduce resident physicians to the key elements of careers in academic medicine. The program consists of six classes that meet from September to November. Check out our flier for more information.

Small Bites: Wouldn't it be nice if faculty development activities were offered on your schedule? Through our Small Bites Program, they are! If your department is planning a faculty meeting, we are available to bring a topic to you - even at 6:30 a.m.! Presentations range from 15 to 90 minutes (whatever fits in your schedule), and a wide range of topics are available. See our Small Bites Menu for a quick look at broad topics, or browse specific offerings by clicking through the content areas here.

Topical Workshops: Often scheduled over the lunch hour, we occasionally offer topical workshops that are of interest to a broad range of faculty. Example topics include educational technology, Safe Zone training, flipped classrooms, and formative assessment item writing. Upcoming offerings are always posted on the KUSM-W Events Calendar.

Peer Observation of Teaching: Through our peer observation program, an experienced faculty member will observe your classroom or clinical teaching and provide feedback. Results are yours to share, or not, as you wish. Click here to learn more or to request an observation. 

Academy of Medical Educators: The vision of the Academy of Medical Educators of the University of Kansas School of Medicine is to develop, support and energize a vibrant faculty to educate the next generation of physicians. While some faculty may seek to join the Academy and serve on one of its standing committees to progress this vision, the Academy offers events throughout the year that are open for any interested faculty to attend. Click here to learn more.

Medical Education Research Interest Group (MERIG): MERIG meetings are planned by a standing committee of the Academy of Medical Educators. MERIG meetings are open to all individuals who are interested in learning more about and engaging in medical education research. Topics vary. Meetings are on a quarterly basis. Upcoming meetings are posted on the KUSM-W Events Calendar.

Preceptor Resources: If you are one of our community-based faculty, we invite you to visit our Preceptor Resources page to review teaching strategies compiled by expert medical educators, especially for you.

Last modified: Apr 05, 2019
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Office of Faculty Affairs and Development
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214