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.

For more opportunities, please visit the Faculty Professional Development website.

Upcoming Programs

Please check back in the summer for upcoming programs.

Previous Programs

Many of our programs are video recorded. 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. 

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 eight 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 
  • Mentoring and advising
  • Inclusive teaching

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 and complete an additional six hours of programming that is focused on instructional skill-building (within a total frame of five years), and complete an Observation and Feedback session, will be designated as having completed Advanced Medical Education Training. The additional six hours of programming may be comprised of Core Series workshops, or training provided by outside professional organizations or conferences. Documentation of participation in outside programming must be submitted to the Program in Educational Faculty Development.

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.

Support for Professional Development in Teaching and Learning

The Program in Educational Faculty Development provides funding to support faculty professional development in teaching and learning. Click the link above for further information on the specific types of awards offered.

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.

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, PhD, MA 
Director of Faculty Development 
[email protected] 
Phone: (401) 863-9139 
Fax: (401) 863-3801

Program in Educational Faculty Development Oversight Group

Teaching Resources and Links

Opportunities for Faculty Educators

Annotated Bibliography of Journals for Educational Scholarship

Links to Other AMS Offices

Office of Continuing Medical Education

Office of Medical Education

Office of BioMed Faculty Affairs

School of Professional Studies

Office of Women in Medicine and Science