Faculty Development

  • Faculty Development Program

    The Faculty Development Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center began in the fall of 1995 with a basic faculty development course targeting community physicians who precept residents in their offices and members of the Division of General and Community Pediatrics.

    Since that first course, the faculty development program has expanded to a comprehensive, integrated, multi-level, interdisciplinary program. The MEDALS program (Medical Educator Development and Learning Studies) offers faculty development in teaching to all levels of learners and educators and to all disciplines in medicine including residents, fellows, junior faculty and medical educators in faculty development regionally and nationally:
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    + Residents as Teachers (residents at all levels)

    Residents play an important role in the education of medical students and interns. To train residents as better teachers, learners and critical thinkers, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center provides a series of interactive sessions, which are conducted annually during the three years of residency as part of each year's orientation. These 45-minute sessions are conducted every other month and as part of the orientation program.

    Topics include:

    • Adult Learner
    • Giving Feedback
    • Conflict Resolutions
    • Effective Presentations
    • Brief Presentations
    • Difficult Learners

    Contact Us

    For more information about Residents as Teachers sessions, please contact Javier Gonzalez, MD (javier.gonzalez@cchmc.org). You can also contact Jackie Berry, House Staff (jackie.berry@cchmc.org):

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Pediatric Residency Training Program
    3333 Burnet Ave.
    Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
    513-636-7905

    + Fellows Teaching Workshop (clinical fellows from all disciplines)

    Fellows Teaching Skills Workshop has been offered annually since 1998 (Check this date). The objectives of these Fellows Teaching Workshop courses are to develop and expand the teaching skills of the fellows at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to become better clinicians and research educators.

    The workshops are interactive and allow participants to understand and practice principles related to medical teaching, advising and perception.

    The curriculum includes the following workshop topics:

    • Adult Learning Theory
    • Educational Planning Process
    • Teaching and Learning Styles
    • Feedback and Evaluation
    • Brief Presentations

    + Basic Faculty and Healthcare Educator Series (hospital-based faculty, community physicians, nurses and other allied health profession educators)

    With the increasing emphasis on outpatient medical education and more specifically education in the community with practicing physicians as teachers and mentors, Thomas G. DeWitt, MD, led the development of a four-day workshop series in faculty development to increase the teaching effectiveness of community physicians.

    The success of the series and the recognition of the need for formal teaching instruction in a teaching hospital has led to a wider use, and it is now available to educators in all disciplines and subspecialties at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as well as community physicians precepting medical students and residents.

    The Basic Faculty and Healthcare Educator Development course was initially funded by an HRSA Faculty Development in Primary Care grant, but is now hospital-supported. The annual course involves three six- to eight-hour sessions, usually in November and March.

    The workshop series combines interactive didactic sessions with role-play activities and small-group discussions addressing:

    • Adult Learning Theory
    • The First Day
    • Educational Planning Process
    • Organization and Time Management
    • Teaching Styles
    • The Problem Learner

    Contact Us

    For more information about the Basic Faculty and Healthcare Educator series, contact Chris Peltier, MD, at chris.peltier@cchmc.org.

    + Regional Faculty and Healthcare Educator Conference (physicians, nurses and other allied health profession educators)

    The Regional Faculty and Healthcare Educator Conference at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center incorporates the view that education is an ongoing and lifelong process. Medical educators who are committed to growing and developing professionally must invest energy in staying informed and increasing their skills. 

    This program, which features nationally recognized medical educators across the country, is intended for a regional and national audience of instructors in faculty development. The program emphasizes interactive and hands-on sessions designed for the more experienced medical educator.  

    The conference is usually held over two days in September. The program goals are:

    • To provide guidance to practice and improve medical educators' professional skills and to experiment and change their professional practices based on the application of advanced educational theories 
    • To encourage medical educators to develop their roles as professionals, to explore their professional strengths and weaknesses, and to organize their philosophies of education       
    • To learn how to be mentors to novices in ways which benefit both medical educator and students 
    • To become skilled in seeking information from research articles and professional presentations 
    • To encourage medical educators to conduct educational research to verify their teaching efforts and make the results known to educational colleagues through scholarly output 

    Contact Us

    For more information about the Basic Faculty and Healthcare Educator Series, contact Chris Peltier, MD, chris.peltier@cchmc.org.

    + Advanced Educator Development (medical education faculty)

    The Advanced Educator Development Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center incorporates the view that education is an ongoing and lifelong process. Medical educators who are committed to growing and developing professionally must invest energy in staying informed and increasing their skills.

    This program, which features nationally recognized medical educators across the country, is intended for a regional and national audience of instructors in faculty development. The program emphasizes interactive and hands-on sessions designed for the more experienced medical educator.

    The program goals are:

    • To provide guidance to practice and improve medical educators' professional skills and to experiment and change their professional practices based on the application of advanced educational theories
    • To encourage medical educators to develop their roles as professionals, to explore their professional strengths and weaknesses, and to organize their philosophies of education
    • To learn how to be mentors to novices in ways which benefit both medical educator and students
    • To become skilled in seeking information from research articles and professional presentations
    • To encourage medical educators to conduct educational research to verify their teaching efforts and make the results known to educational colleagues through scholarly output

    Contact Us

    For more information about Residents as Teachers sessions, please contact Ray Baker, MD, ray.baker@cchmc.org, or Emanuel Doyne, MD, emanuel.doyne@cchmc.org.

    + Online Master's Program for Healthcare Professionals (graduate program in medical education for healthcare professionals)