Faculty Development

The educational contributions of TUSM faculty members are a vital component of the school’s mission and strategic plan. TUSM is committed to supporting and recognizing faculty efforts through a comprehensive faculty development program.

TUSM’s faculty development program targets faculty teaching in the MD and Public Health and Professional Degree (PHPD) Programs. A variety of programs, augmented by individual consultation, addresses teaching in the pre-clerkship years of the medical education program; residents and faculty who teach in the clerkships and clinical electives; students who participate in TUSM’s Student-As-Teacher (SAT) Program (new requirement of TUSM’s 4-year curriculum), and lecture, small group, team-based learning, and seminar-style teaching in the PHPD programs. The faculty development program is based on TUSM’s Educational Strategic Planning principles; a comprehensive analysis of all courses in the MD and PHPD Programs, clerkships and their faculty based on student evaluations; and on a biennial institutional faculty development needs-assessment survey conducted by the Office of Educational Affairs. The program design and delivery is also guided by relevant theoretical frameworks, including principles of adult learning, self-directed learning, reflective practice, and situated learning. An outcome-logic model approach is being used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

The goals of the faculty development program are to:

  • Promote the fulfillment of the Educational Strategic Plan’s learning and teaching principles through a comprehensive faculty development program that covers the continuum of medical education and that targets students, residents and faculty members.

  • Address faculty needs for professional development.

  • Support individual faculty in their roles as educators.

  • Offer a variety of venues to assist faculty with enhancing their educational contributions.

  • Help faculty in advancing their careers as medical educators by developing their educational contributions into scholarly work and educational scholarship, including assisting faculty with the design, implementation, analysis and dissemination of educational research projects and educational grants.

  • Promote the recognition of faculty educational contributions through faculty development.

  • Assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of Resident-As-Teacher program.

  • Participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of TUSM’s Student-As-Teacher (SAT) Program.

  • Create a collegial faculty/resident/student forum around TUSM’s teaching and learning practices.

  • Promote the train-the-trainers model through efforts by involving faculty as peer trainers.

  • Promote sharing of best practices among faculty members and affiliated teaching sites.

  • Contribute to developing a scholarly curriculum.

For more information about the Faculty Development Program, please view the Faculty Development Program Description

Faculty Development Program Organizational Chart