Announcements: Faculty Development Digest

  1. Mastery Musing

    I’m a big fan of The Great British Bake Off where amateur competitors show off their baking techniques and are judged by master bakers Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.  The show is divided into three “bakes,” the second of which is the technical bake. The technical bake is usually a more obscure recipe that the competitors have never done. The bakers have to apply their knowledge and skills from other recipes in the technical bake.  Often, whoever wins this segment is deemed the “master baker” for the show. Read more... »

  2. Family Medicine Prairies

           Family Medicine Prairies

    One of the highlights of my drive to work is going past Prairie Moraine Park. This happens to house (IMHO) the best dog park in the world and I have enjoyed many hours exploring the park over the years with my four-legged friends. I never tire of watching the park transform itself after “the burn” in the spring. Family medicine is once again transforming to address the healthcare needs of our country in the context of a shifting healthcare landscape.  How our family medicine prairie of the future will look has yet to be defined and there are many opportunities to be involved in the regeneration. Here are a number of national and local initiatives that are “prairie-esque.”

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  3. Faculty Development Digest

    Yes!!!!, And……


    I recently returned from the Third International Medical Improv Train-the-Trainer Workshop and am excited about the potential applications. You may be understandingly skeptical about how improv relates to medicine-I certainly was when I first came across the workshop. But after attending, I feel there are a multitude of applications for medical improv and give you my Top Five. Read more... »

  4. Faculty Development Digest

    What Great Basketball Coaches Can Teach Us About Doctoring

    Tournament Time! The time of year that brings friends, family, and colleagues together to cheer and commiserate over brackets and games. When it comes to the final two weekends, it is often the same teams year after year. What can the coaches of great teams teach us about doctoring?

    Preparation and Fundamentals (John Wooden, UCLA) Read more... »

  5. Faculty Development Digest

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