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Dedicated and expert faculty educators are essential to the success of our students, residents and fellow. FAME wants all Feinberg faculty to see themselves as we see them: inspiring, passionate leaders in their chosen fields. We have a variety of opportunities to help you build and share your skills as an educator.

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Member Reflections

Teaching doesn't just benefit the student — it can have a profound impact on the educator as well. Our members share their insights and experiences below.

William C. McGaghie, PhD, professor of Medical Education and Preventive Medicine

We need to always remember that our most valuable assets are other people, not money, books or technology.

William C. McGaghie, PhD, professor of Medical Education and Preventive Medicine

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Marianne Tschoe, MD, assistant professor of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine

There is no one right way to teach. You should choose the tools that suit your style and personality best.

Marianne Tschoe, MD, assistant professor of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine

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Malika D. Shah, MD, assistant professor of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics

If you are willing to listen, you won't have to make every mistake yourself. Active listening can transform one patient/physician experience into a lesson for countless learners.

Malika D. Shah, MD, assistant professor of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics

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Josh Levitsky, MD, associate professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine and Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery

Always listen to what your trainees are interested in and would like to pursue.

Josh Levitsky, MD, associate professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine and Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery

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Alanna Higgins Joyce, MD, MPH, instructor of Hospital-Based Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics

If you work hard at what you do and pursue things you enjoy, the career follows. The path to attaining a goal seems to require doing each and every task along the way with attention to detail and integrity.

Alanna Higgins Joyce, MD, MPH, instructor of Hospital-Based Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics

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Robert S. Feder, MD, MBA, professor of Ophthalmology

Choose a career for which you are passionate, and your compensation will be measured in more than dollars.

Robert S. Feder, MD, MBA, professor of Ophthalmology

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Michael R. Carr, MD, assistant professor of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics

Pay close attention to how others teach, and learn from them.

Michael R. Carr, MD, assistant professor of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics

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Irwin Benuck, MD, PhD, professor of Community-Based Primary Care in the Department of Pediatrics

Medical education is a two-way street. I learn and listen to our medical students and residents as they are learning from me.

Irwin Benuck, MD, PhD, professor of Community-Based Primary Care in the Department of Pediatrics

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James Baker, PhD, professor of Neuroscience

Keep explanations as simple as can be consistent with accuracy. When it is not clear how to do this, ask the fundamental question and then answer it.

James Baker, PhD, professor of Neuroscience

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Nicoleta C. Arva, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology

Nowadays, when our life is taken over by technology and doctors feel the pressure of time more than ever, we can be self-absorbed, self-centered, distracted or hurried. However, if we remember that “the patient comes first,” errors will decrease and human interaction will flourish.

Nicoleta C. Arva, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology

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Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, associate professor of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine and of Medical Education

Medical education cannot be done “on the cheap.”

Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, associate professor of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine and of Medical Education

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