Excellence in medical education requires a well-trained faculty of clinical teachers.
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. Together, we help you examine your current teaching methods, learn techniques specific to medical education and improve your performance in the short and long term. The UB/RCP Educator Accreditation shows a rigorous commitment to excellent medical education.
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.
The program consists of two three-day workshops, one in the fall and one in the spring. During the year, you meet with a peer support group under the guidance of a tutor to discuss your development as a teacher and find ways to address challenges as they arise.
Our curriculum is developed collaboratively by UB faculty graduates of the program and RCP faculty. Faculty members from both organizations teach sessions.
Delegates who successfully complete the program will be awarded the UB/RCP Educator Accreditation.
The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA/PRA DESIGNATION STATEMENT: The UB School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 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.
October 13, 2017
For further information, please contact the CME Office at (716) 829-3714