Faculty Educator Program

Our program was developed in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians in London.

A teaching session from our faculty development program

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring a faculty development program to enhance teaching and evaluation skills. Physicians in academic practice teach medical students, residents and colleagues, but often receive little training for the unique demands of this role.

In partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), London, the University at Buffalo established the UB/RCP Educator Program in 2006 to address these differences. Our program takes advantage of the RCP’s years of expertise providing education to physicians worldwide. This program will help you examine your current teaching methods, learn techniques specific to medical education and improve your performance in the short and long term.  

Program Benefits

The program enables you to:

  • develop teaching skills suited for clinical and non-clinical environments
  • assess your current teaching strengths and weaknesses
  • share your experiences with fellow medical educators in a supportive environment
  • develop strategies to improve your teaching methodologies going forward

Structure and Methods

The program is planned in two stages. Stage 1 will consist of generic teaching and feedback skills, and stage 2 will address additional teaching skills, assessment and struggling learners. Our program helps you put your skills into practice immediately, testing out strategies for facilitating small groups and interactive teaching techniques. Feedback from peers and tutors gives you opportunities to improve before you return to the classroom.

All participants are required to attend all sessions and complete an education project as a component of the training. A Peer Support Network will assist participants in completing this goal.

NEW this year: Options for electives to tailor the program to your needs.

Stage 1

Levy Conf. Room, 6201, UB Jacobs School, 955 Main Street

  • October 25, 2018: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • October 26, 2018: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Stage 2

Levy Conf. Room, 6201, UB Jacobs School, 955 Main St.

  • May 13, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • May 14, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Peer Support Meetings

Levy Conf. Room, 6201, UB Jacobs School, 955 Main St.

  • January 24, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m,
  • May 15, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • October 17, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

CME Credits and Accreditation

Delegates who successfully complete the program will be awarded a Jacobs School Educator Certificate.

Accreditation

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Certification

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

More than 10 Years of Success

Dates and Deadlines

Program Dates

  • Stage 1: October 25-26, 2018
  • Peer support meetings: January 24, 2019; May 15, 2019; October 17, 2019
  • Stage 2: May 13-14, 2019

Application Deadline

September 21, 2018

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Contact Us

For further information, please contact the CME Office at (716) 829-3714