Announcements: Faculty Development Digest

  1. Unlocking Intrinsic Motivation

    At a recent UW SMPH Faculty Development Workshop, Dan Sklanksy, MD  discussed applying the principles of self-determination theory to foster intrinsic motivation in residents. Self-determination theory is based on our “our natural or intrinsic tendencies to behave in effective and healthy ways.” Autonomy, competence (mastery) and relatedness (purpose) are of the cornerstones of the theory. Read more... »

  2. US Healthcare needs a Correctionville

    US Healthcare needs a Correctionville Read more... »

  3. Towards Right Care

    Worth a Read

    What would “Right Care” look like? Read more... »

  4. Primary Care Building Blocks

    The UW DFMCH is honored to have Tom Bodenheimer, MDvisit this week to discuss his work on building teams in primary care. He has identified the 10 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Careteams:

    ·      Engaged Leadership, Creating a Practice-wide Vision With Concrete Goals and Objectives

    ·      Data Driven Improvement Using Computer-Based Technology Read more... »

  5. Focus on Advocacy

                            Focus on Advocacy 

    There is no lack of advocacy opportunities for health care professionals. Cindy Haq, MD shared this six-step guideline adapted from the Indivisible Toolkit.

    1.     Identify an issue of concern.  Is this worth fighting for?  If yes, commit to action! Read more... »

  6. 2016: Year in Review

    January 2017 Faculty Development Digest: 2016 Year in Review

    Articles with the most “chatter”—from healthcare reform to medical errors, Zika, healthcare disparities and wearables—this list will help you pass the long winter evenings ahead--here are the top 100 articles in research journals for 2016.

    Podcasts Read more... »

  7. Healthcare Reform: Falling Backward?

    Although healthcare reform was not a dominant issue in the presidential campaign, it is now front and center with significant changes or a full repeal of Obamacare looming. What is known about President-elect Trump’s healthcare proposal and how can we counsel patients who have questions about their coverage?

    President-elect Trump’s proposal draws significantly from House Speaker Ryan’s “A Better Way” plan.  

    The main tenets are: Read more... »

  8. Setting SMART Goals

    SMART Goals



    During our annual review, we are asked to write our goals for the year. Similarly, residents and medical students are periodically asked to write their goals. The SMART goal framework is one effective method of clarifying your goals. Goals are focused on plans for learning and development to address a performance goal or career goal. SMART GOALS are:

    ·       Are clear, specific accountabilities Read more... »

  9. Putting Away the Pom Poms and Becoming an Effective Coach

    Putting Away the Pom Poms and Becoming an Effective Coach


    As medical educators, our goal is to give constructive feedback on what students/residents do effectively, and what needs improvement. The ultimate goal is for the learner to effectively identify their limitations, identify specific goals and for us to guide them in achieving the goals.

      Read more... »

  10. Family Medicine Solstice 2015

    Family Medicine Solstice 2015

    Yesterday, we celebrated another winter solstice. The turning point in the year when the days get longer is reason to celebrate, even though the next few weeks will feel very much the same. It is proof that small changes can make a difference and lead to big changes down the road. As the year ends, it is a good time to reflect on family medicine’s solstices (“turning points”) in 2015.   Read more... »