Faculty Development Digest

This article is worth a read from Academic Medicine-"Teaching While Learning While Practicing"--overview of teaching in evolving PCMHs.

Main points:

  • First, accelerated practice transformation requires faculty and learners to learn together while practicing in the workplace, abandoning the tradition of learn first then teach.
  • Second, because all members of the clinical team will influence learning in the workplace, faculty must be broadly defined to include the entire clinical team, including patients.
  • Third, interprofessional team-based care models require new appreciation for what other professions bring to the teaching mission. New faculty development models should support both interprofessional collaboration and intraprofessional reflection on learning to collaborate.
  • Fourth, managing change and uncertainty using positive, asset-based approaches to develop faculty’s adaptability skills must be a core component of any faculty development program.


Conference Follow-up

The presentation PDFs are up for the Preventing Diagnosis link--all of the plenary talks were excellent! Save the Date for the September 1-3rd, 2015 POD conference will be at the NIH.


Upcoming Meetings:



STFM Conferences on Practice Improvement and Medical Student Education