Teaching Tools & Faculty Development

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Go to Teaching Tools for MD Educators at HMS

Foundational Teaching Skills

  • Inclusive teaching
  • Fostering a safe learning environment
  • Identifying and supporting struggling students
  • Teaching online

Course Leadership Skills

  • Refining and using course objectives to advance learning
  • Giving feedback to faculty teaching in your course
  • Designing session plans
  • Continuing Quality Improvement (CQI) for your course

Clinical Teaching

  • Teaching at the bedside
  • Giving actionable feedback
  • Using Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA’s)
  • Writing effective narratives

Classroom Teaching

  • Essentials of Case-Based Collaborative Learning (CBCL)
  • Team dynamics
  • Managing cognitive load
  • Designing assessments

The HMS Program in Medical Education works to cultivate teaching excellence through effective training and support for faculty, residents and fellows who teach undergraduate medical students in the HMS MD program. Housed in the PME Office of Educational Quality Improvement, the program on Faculty Development for Medical Educators leverages evidence-based pilot programs and best-practice research to identify and disseminate high-impact teaching practices. The Faculty Development Office provides an array of online and multi-media resources as well as workshops, training programs and consultations to empower and support Course and Clerkship Directors and teaching faculty across the HMS learning community to foster deep learning and high achievement in each and every student.