Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators

Faculty Development Workshops

Faculty attending a workshop.

These workshops cover a range of development topics, including adult learning theory, giving feedback, writing test questions, assessment, curriculum development, team-based learning, screencasting, large-group teaching, active learning and mentoring and simulation instructor training. They’re open to all Feinberg faculty educators.

Monthly Workshops

Third Tuesday of the month, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Workshop locations indicated below.

See workshop details below for presenters and learning objectives.

Join the Training Program

Faculty members can complete the Feinberg Medical Educators Training Program by attending eight faculty development workshops over the course of one academic year.

We want to build a strong community of medical educators and hope that program participants will find inspiration in these workshops and feel encouraged to strive for excellence in their teaching careers.

Congratulations to Jonathan B. Strauss, MD, MBA, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, for completing the program in 2016.

 Attend a Workshop

 Workshop Learning Objectives and CME Credit Information

February 20th: "Workplace-Based Assessment"
Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Room M and Lake Forest HEC Room D
Marianne Green, MD
Associate Dean for Medical Education & Competency Achievement
Associate Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and
Geriatrics and Medical Education
Brigid Dolan, MD
Assistant Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the evidence behind the use of workplace-based assessment in clinical training
2. Explain how workplace-based assessment fits into an assessment system
3. Identify tools to perform workplace-based assessments at Feinberg
4. Conduct a direct observation-based assessment of a student’s skill in performing a history and/or physical exam
5. Define the concept of “entrustment” as it relates to workplace-based assessment using “EPAs”

March 20th: "Facilitating Mid/End-of-Rotation Feedback Conversations"
Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Room M and Lake Forest 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office
Walter Eppich, MD, MEd
Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine and Medical Education
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Create an environment for frank discussion
2. Structure formal feedback conversations
3. Facilitate feedback conversations in an honest yet non-threatening manner

April 17th: "Remediation: Supporting the Medical Learner in Difficulty"
Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Room M and Lake Forest 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office
Sharon M Unti, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care) and Medical Education
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the most common problem areas where learners struggle
2. Articulate strategies to identify the learner in difficulty early in their training
3. Identify common remediation methods

May 15th: "Curriculum Development Made Simple"
Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Room M and Lake Forest 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office
Robyn Bockrath, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe Kern's six steps of curriculum development
2. Identify strategies for designing curricula in your practice as an educator

June 19th: "Using Learning Objectives to Guide Your Educational Sessions"
Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Room M and Lake Forest 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff OfficeDavid H Salzman, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Construct objectives containing the 5 essential elements of a well written objective contained in the framework presented in this session
2. Describe how learning objectives direct planning for educational sessions through group discussion

July 17th: "Facilitating Learning in Large Group Settings"
Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Room M and Lake Forest 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office
Walter Eppich, MD, MEd
Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine and Medical Education
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Facilitate large group learning
2. Use low tech educational strategies to promote learner engagement
3. Make your lectures more effective

August 21st: "Teaching and Learning in Small Groups"
Prentice Women's Hospital Conference Room M and Lake Forest 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office
Walter Eppich, MD, MEd
Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine and Medical Education
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the success factors for facilitating learning in small groups
2. Implement strategies to promote group discussion and reflection
3. Manage learners who are quiet OR talk a lot

Credit Designation Statement
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
Dr. Karen Mangold, Dr. James Schroeder, Jr, Dr. David Salzman, Dr. Robyn Bockrath, Dr. Sharon Unti, Dr. Marianne Green, and Dr. Brigid Dolan have nothing to disclose. Course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME leadership and staff have nothing to disclose.

Accreditation Statement
The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 Schedule a Workshop

If you would like more information about scheduling a faculty development workshop for your team or leading one of your own, please call 312-503-4020 or email fame@northwestern.edu. See our page of past workshops for examples.