UB Royal College of Physicians Educator Program

Excellence in medical education requires a well-trained faculty of clinical teachers.

A teaching session from the UB Royal College of Physicians Educator Program.

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.

Program Benefits

  • 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
  • Gain RCP Educator Accreditation

Structure and Methods

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.

CME Credits and Accreditation

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.

More than 10 Years of Success

Dates and Deadlines

Program Dates

  • Stage 1: November 13 and 14, 2017
  • Peer support meetings: January 25, 2018; May 16, 2018; October 18, 2018
  • Stage 2: May 14 and 15, 2018

Application Deadline

October 13, 2017

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Contact Us

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