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

October 16, 2018: "How Learning Theory Shapes Educational Practice"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

Karen Mangold, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify how learning theory can shape educational practice and instructional design decisions
2. Relate published research in learning theory to their current role as medical educators
3. Discuss how the research might inform or change their teaching

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 has nothing to disclose. Course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


November 20, 2018: "Creating Supportive Learning Environments"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD
Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine and Medical Education

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the role of psychological safety in medical education
2. Outline strategies to establish supportive yet challenging learning environments
3. Identify threats to psychological safety in clinical education

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
The moderator and course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


December 18, 2018: "Understanding Workplace Learning Models and Mechanisms"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD
Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine and Medical Education

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the essential role of workplace learning in clinical education
2. Differentiate formal and non-formal learning in clinical education
3. Discuss the impact of social context on learning from clinical practice

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
The moderator and course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


January 15, 2019: "Facilitating Learning in Large Group Settings"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD
Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine and Medical Education

Learning Objectives
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

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
The moderator and course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


February 19, 2019: "Workplace-Based Assessment: Assessing the Learner in the Clinical Setting"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderators:

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

Learning Objectives
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”

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
Drs. Marianne Green and 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: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


March 19, 2019: "Facilitating Mid/End-of-Rotation Feedback Conversations"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD
Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine and Medical Education

Learning Objectives
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

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
The moderator and course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


April 16, 2019: "TBD"


May 21, 2019: "Curriculum Development Made Simple"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

Robyn Bockrath, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Learning Objectives
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

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. Robyn Bockrath has nothing to disclose. Course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


June 18, 2019: "Teaching and Learning in Small Groups”

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD
Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine and Medical Education

Learning Objectives
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
The moderator and course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


July 16, 2019: "Intersection of Quality Care and Surgical Resident Teaching on Rounds"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

James W Schroeder, Jr, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Medical Education

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the impact of quality educational experiences for trainees during patient rounds on the institution's ability to deliver effective high quality care.
2. Explain the argument for adding educational excellence to clinical/surgical skill and teamwork skills to the list of core competencies needed to deliver high quality care.
3. Discuss tips to improve teaching skills on rounds and related educational theory.

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. James W. Schroeder, Jr. has nothing to disclose. The course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education


August 20, 2019: "Using learning objectives to guide your educational sessions"

Feinberg School of Medicine, 240 E Huron St., McGaw Pavilion Lower Concourse, Room 0-355 VR Room and Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Rd, Pavilion B, Lower Level, Medical Staff Office

Session Moderator:

David H Salzman, MD, MEd
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education

Learning Objectives
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

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. David Salzman has nothing to disclose. Course director Dr. Walter Eppich has nothing to disclose. FSM’s CME Leadership and Staff have nothing to disclose: Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Sheryl Corey, Manager of Continuing Medical Education, Jen Banys, Rhea Alexis Banks and Allison McCollum.

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.

Sponsored by the Department of Medical Education

 

 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.

 Resources

Great teachers who inspire and nurture are crucial to Feinberg's goal of training future leaders in healthcare. The following resources can assist Feinberg's educators in the continued development of their skills as health professionals.

Writing Learning Objectives