Self-Paced Online Modules

The following resources are available for self-paced faculty development: 

Live Workshops

The Center for Faculty Excellence offers the following workshops for department meetings, grand rounds, or retreats:

Note: Many of these workshops can be modified for virtual delivery if needed. 

To schedule a workshop, please contact the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) at

  • Teaching on the Fly: Teaching strategies that promote powerful case-based learning experiences when time is limited
  • Shaping Learning on Your Service or Shift: Teaching strategies to enhance learning across the entire service/shift and in between
  • Feedback that Sticks: Techniques for giving feedback and helping those receiving it
  • Being a Good Reflector & Encouraging Reflection in Others: Strategies for motivating, developing and assessing reflection
  • Promoting Learning in Small Groups: Techniques for effectively facilitating and maximizing learning in small groups
  • Designing Effective Didactics: Instructional design strategies to maximize learning and retention of lectures and small group sessions
  • Effective Mentoring: Strategies for cultivating an effective mentor-mentee relationship
  • Remediation of Struggling Learners: Strategies for identifying learning issues and remediating learners having difficulty
  • Maximizing Case-Based Learning: Strategies for effectively using cases to foster learning
  • Deliberate Direct Observation & Assessment: Minimizing barriers and maximizing assessment reliability
  • Creating an Environment of Psychological Safety: Strategies for fostering a climate in which people are comfortable expressing themselves and sharing concerns
  • Effective Scientific Presentations: Best practices for presenting scientific work (e.g. conferences, journal club, grand rounds), including practice presenting and peer/expert feedback
  • Digital Communication Best Practices: How to get the most out of your digital communications (email, text, slack, MS Teams, etc), and how to develop team/department norms and expectations around communication
  • Foundational Assessment of Clinical Learners: this workshop is a stepwise approach to conducting direct observation, how multiple feedback on student performance gets consolidated and incorporated into the overall clerkship grade, and factors that lead to low-quality assessments and strategies to overcome them. This workshop is for clinical faculty, fellows, residents, or anyone teaching in the clinical learning environment responsible for assessing and evaluating students.
  • Fostering a Psychologically Safe Clinical Learning Environment- Psychological safety in the learning environment is a shared belief that the educator-learner relationship is safe for interpersonal risk-taking, which creates a sense of confidence that the educator will not embarrass, reject, or punish the learner due to mutual respect and trust. This workshop aims to help educators (the leaders of learning teams) foster psychologically safe environments for all SMHS learners. 

If you do not see a workshop listed on a topic you think would benefit your group, please contact the CFE.  We are happy to work with you to develop something that will address your needs.  

Technology Workshops

Educational Technology workshops are also available for department meetings, grand rounds, or retreats.  Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • PollEverywhere (Audience quizzing and polling)
  • Doceri (Drawing on Slides from your iPad while Presenting)
  • Web Conferencing Tools (Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate, WebEx)
  • Recording and Editing Online Modules

To schedule a technology workshop, please contact the CFE.