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Education Resources

The open access, online resources provided here have been peer-reviewed by FAME members to help you develop as a clinical educator. If you would like to propose additional free and open-access resources for inclusion on this page, please email your suggestion to with a brief explanation of why you find the resource useful.

External Resources for Educators

 Feedback & Debriefing

Feedback and Debriefing Resources
Resource Title Description

Debrief 2 Learn

Website of free resources related to healthcare debriefing.

R2C2 Model: Facilitated Feedback Conversations

Model for feedback conversations.

Giving Effective Feedback: A Faculty Development Online Module and Workshop

This article includes downloadable videos and pocket cards. The content covers topics such as goal setting and student presentations.

Struggling Medical Learners

This workshop includes slidedecks and other resources.

Dealing with difficult learner behaviors

This workshop provides valuable information on dealing with challenging educational situations.

Conflict Resolution in Medicine

This workshop includes pocketcards and slidedecks.

Workshop on Giving, Receiving, and Soliciting Feedback

This workshop focuses on how to give, receive, and solicit feedback. The authors include a PDF summary: “The Fine Art of Feedback Synopsis Brochure”.

Residents as Educators: Giving Feedback

The online resource contains brief two PowerPoint presentations and bullet points on high yield aspects of effective feedback.

 Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development Resources
Resource Title Description

Introduction to Curriculum Development

An overview on curriculum development based on Kern’s 6-step model.

Designing and Delivering an Effective Lesson

This curriculum can be downloaded and teaches the steps to write objectives, plan a delivery method, and choose a method of assessment.

Bloom’s Taxonomy in Action to write Learning Objectives

 Details the hierarchy of learning. 

Developing Meaningful Learning Objectives

Guidance on writing learning objectives.


Assessment Resources
Resource Title Description

NEJM Knowledge+ Article About ACGME Competencies

This short article provides an overview of ACGME competencies; you can choose to investigate further through hyperlinks within the body of the text if you wish.

Educational Measurement Workshop

These modules provide an overview about the basics of educational measurement.

Introduction to Entrustable Professional Activities Faculty Development Module

Online Module

This resource about entrustable professional activities (EPAs) includes downloadable PDFs and a Word document explaining the module. The online module can easily be accessed directly through the link. This module is for faculty learning to evaluate EPAs for third- and fourth-year medical students. You can also translate lesson to resident and fellow assessment. The important takeaways is learning what EPAs are and seeing practical their applications.

Milestones and Entrustable Professional Activities

EPAs Part 1: What are they?

EPAs Part 2: How they’re used and ABS plans

EPAs Part 3: What do they mean for you?

These three brief YouTube videos (< 2min) describe entrustable professional activities (EPAs). These pertain specifically to General Surgery – using examples of pilot EPAs in General Surgery, however they are useful for anyone who wants a brief, digestible overview of what EPAs are and how they can potentially be used.

 Active Learning Strategies

Active Learning Strategies Resources
Resource Title Description

Questions as a Tool in Clinical Teaching

This module highlights the use of questions as a non-intimidating way to promote critical thinking.

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Inquiry Strategy for Teaching

This site contains a brief 3-minute video on inquiry teaching and delves into different questioning styles based on what you are trying to assess from your learner.

BDA: A Framework for Reflective Teaching in Clinical Settings

This brief 3-minute video reviews the BDA (before, during, after) framework for clinical teaching. Educators may find this most helpful as a review prior to bedside teaching with a small group of learners.

Teaching Clinical Reasoning to Medical Students: A Case-Based Illness Script Worksheet Approach

Use the this MedEd Portal resource for a framework to teach clinical reasoning skills.

Small Group Facilitation

A series of articles from the Florida State University College of Medicine about small group facilitation and learning. “Lessons from Geese” and “The Developmental Facilitator: What One is and What One Does” are particularly high-yield.

Six Common Non-facilitating Teaching Behaviors

This article highlights common educator behaviors that are NOT helpful to teaching and learning in small and large groups. Awareness about these common yet unhelpful behaviors may add new and valuable insight for educators.

Team Based Learning


This post on the popular Academic Life in Emergency Medicine blog highlights some key points from a 2016 article on Team-Based Learning published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. In addition to summarizing the article, the post includes a 32-minute video of medical educators discussing this topic (this discussion is also available as a podcast).

 Learning Environments

Learning Enviornments Resources
Resource Title Description

Safe Space Training for LGBT Medical Students

An overview of safe space training

 Medical Education Scholarship

Scholarship Resources
Resource Title Description

Health Professions Education Journals

Journal options for publishing health professions education articles.

 Covers All Categories

Resource Title Description

Educational Theory Made Practical

This free ebook produced by the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine team reviews various components of education theory in succinct, case-based, freely-available chapters. Topics include: curriculum design, writing learning objectives, reflective practice and decision-making to name a few.

KeyLIME Podcasts

The KeyLIME (Key Literature in Medical Education) podcasts provide brief (~ 30 minute) podcasts focusing on a variety of medical education topics. Each podcast reviews a recent medical education article and provides key take home points for clinical educators.

The International Clinical Educators (ICE) Blog from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

The ICE Network Blog hosts a multitude of education resources that is easily searchable for topics of interest.

 Funding Opportunities


Table contains content about funding opportunities available to health professions educators.
Opportunity Type Timeline Description

Augusta Webster Accelerating Education Grant


Annual Cycle - Applications Open in October

The Augusta Webster Accelerating Education Grant, sponsored by Augusta Webster, is an opportunity for career development through investigator-proposed, innovative research projects in health professions education-related scholarship and research. The grant award is $10,000 and supports one (1) year of a project. 

Augusta Webster Fellowship

Internal Two Year Cycle - Applications Open in November The Augusta Webster Faculty Fellowship in Educational Research & Innovation is an opportunity for career development through investigator-proposed, innovative projects in health professions education. The fellowship award is $50,000 and supports two (2) years of research.

AMA ChangeMedEd Equity, Diversity and Belonging Grant

External Two Year Cycle - Applications Open in April To advance equity within U.S. medical schools, the Equity, Diversity and Belonging (EDB) Unit at the American Medical Association (AMA) is developing a multi-institutional EDB Grant Program and a Learning Community of grantees whose work will focus on two related priorities: inclusive admissions and equity in assessment. Up to 10 grants will be awarded.

ABMS Research and Education Foundation's Grant Program

External Anticipated deadline of January each cycle The ABMS Research and Education Foundation grant program supports original research that provides insight into the process of achieving and maintaining the standards for medical specialty certification. These insights inform improvements in the structures, processes, and outcomes of certification.

GEA National Grant Award

External Pre-proposals due in January each cycle In its strong encouragement and support of research in medical education, the GEA seeks to fund research projects that address important problems or questions in medical education. Proposals that foster collaboration are strongly encouraged.

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