Faculty Development EXPRESS is intended to provide on-demand, convenient information to clinical faculty to enhance their skills as teachers. These tools are intended to promote clinical faculty development in their educational roles. The product was developed in response to requests from residency program directors and core faculty members whose clinical obligations make it difficult to attend scheduled faculty development sessions. Faculty Development EXPRESS is a packet of two-page documents describing 10 important education topics, presented in an easy-to-read, clear format. Each document describes an important educational topic and includes critical information about the subject. They can be distributed electronically or in print. Each document includes key points, practical tips, a list of resources and references, and suggestions for implementation. These documents can be used to supplement face-to-face lectures, conferences, or workshops or for independent review and study by faculty. This is one method to address the ACGME’s requirement that core faculty receive development for their teaching roles. The Faculty Development EXPRESS documents have been used as a supplement to a more thorough in-depth presentation/discussion. Challenges may include keeping the documents updated, ensuring faculty review them when distributed, and not allowing the EXPRESS documents to substitute for all other forms of faculty development. In the brief time that these have been utilized, feedback has been very positive. Many GME programs have shared that they are using them and sharing with core faculty. Others have asked for additional topics to be added. They have commented that they appreciate that the documents are brief and practical. We have not collected formal feedback on their use or utility but plan to do so at some point. Ideally, an evaluation would include a number of Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation, at least satisfaction, enhanced knowledge, or change in behavior. Despite no formal evaluation, the fact that faculty across the institution now reference the documents and have asked that other content be included leads us to believe they have met the intended goal and have been successful.
- Understand key faculty development concepts and important medical education content.
- Provide faculty development in a convenient, concise manner.
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