Educational Faculty Development

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.

Talk Review and Feedback

Have you ever wanted objective feedback on your talk before you present it?

Talk Review and Feedback is a new free and confidential service for AMS faculty and residents offered by the Program in Educational Faculty Development and available by request.

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.

Upcoming Programs

If you are interested in presenting at the 2nd Annual MedEd Talks!, please see our Request for Proposals here.

September 14, 2015 Effective Operating Room Teaching - Engaging the Learner in a Challenging Space
B. Star Hampton, MD, FACOG
September 29, 2015 Beyond Information Transfer: Interactive Techniques to Engage Your Learners
Brian Clyne, MD; Jessica L. Smith, MD; Robert Tubs, MD; Steven Rougas, MD
October 7, 2015 Creating Substance out of FOAM (Free Open Access Med-ucation): Asynchronous Learning, Social Media, and Medical Education
Gita Pensa, MD
October 21, 2015 Effective On-Camera Communication - How to Improve Your Skills Today so You Are Prepared to Talk to a Journalist Tomorrow
Teresa L. Schraeder, MD 
November 17, 2015 2nd Annual MedEd Talks! Eight 10-minute talks on innovative and timely topics in medical education
Various presenters TBD
December 9, 2015 Team-Based Learning (TBL) in Medical Education: Engaging Learners at Every Level
Sarita Warrier, MD; Mindy Sobota, MD; David Anthony, MD; Jordan White, MD 
January 20, 2016 Problem-Based Learning for Resident Learners
Jeff Hunt, MD and Elizabeth A. Lowenhaupt, MD
February 3, 2016 Teaching the Disorganized Learner
Ashley Stuckey, MD and Beth Cronin, MD
March TBD Visualizations in Teaching and Learning
Kathy Takayama, PhD, Director of Brown’s Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
April 8-9, 2016 NEGEA Conference
The Annual Meeting for the AAMC's Northeast Group on Educational Affairs hosted this year at AMS 
May 17, 2016 “Failure to Fail” and the Social Contract: A Medical Education Dilemma
Emily Green, MA

Previous Programs

Many of our programs are videotaped. Videos are posted online when available. Please note that many of these workshops are interactive in nature. Group work and discussions may not be fully captured by the recording. Click here to view the previous faculty development sessions and workshops.

Certificate of Participation

Individuals attending five of the Core Series sessions within a three-year time frame will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Program in Educational Faculty Development.

Core Series:  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 

Certificates of Participation can be included as "additional education/training" as part of promotions materials. 

Advanced Medical Education Training

Individuals who achieve a Certificate of Participation, participate in two of the Seminars in Medical Education (within a total time frame of five years), and complete an Observation and Feedback session, will be designated as having completed Advanced Medical Education Training

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.

Observation and Feedback:  Interested faculty and residents can 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.

Advanced Medical Education Training can be included as “additional education/training” as part of promotions materials.

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.

Contact Information

Emily Green, MA
Associate Director of Faculty Development
Emily_Green@Brown.edu
Phone: (401) 863-9139
Fax: (401) 863-3801

Program in Educational Faculty Development Oversight Group

Teaching Resources and Links

Opportunities for Faculty Educators

Links to Other Offices for Faculty Development

External Educational Faculty Development

Office of Continuing Medical Education

Office of Medical Education

Office of BioMed Faculty Affairs

Office of Continuing Education

Office of Women in Medicine and Science