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UB Royal College of Physicians Educator Program

Curriculum and Requirements

Our program includes two intensive workshops, one in the fall and one in the spring. Between these sessions, you apply what you learn to your teaching practice.

Evidence-Based Methods

Real-world research in education backs our curriculum. You will not only explore new teaching models—some developed specifically for medical education—but also see the evidence behind them.

Our program equips you with flexible, useful teaching strategies:

  • Develop more precise teaching goals.
  • Tailor your teaching to your students’ learning styles.
  • Teach effectively while delivering patient care.
  • Work with challenging residents.
  • Make the most of one-on-one meetings with your learners.

Participatory Learning

In the workshops, you discuss the benefits of being a medical educator and the challenges you face with peers and our faculty. As a group, you analyze video of real medical education situations like teaching in clinical settings. You practice teaching techniques and receive immediate feedback from your peers and UB/RCP faculty.

Between these sessions, you meet with a peer support group, led by an Educational Initiative Advisor. This group helps you implement changes to your teaching strategies, evaluate your success, and address concerns along the way.

Practical Applications

You will complete two long-term Educational Initiatives, applying what you learn at UB/RCP to improve your teaching.

Working with your peer support group, you develop a targeted strategy to address a teaching problem of your choice. Throughout the year, you reflect on the impact this has on your teaching in writing and group discussion.

The full program prepares you to integrate reflection, evaluation and self-improvement into your teaching on an ongoing basis.

Accreditation Requirements

To obtain full UB/RCP Educator Accreditation, you must satisfy four requirements:

  • Attend both fall and spring sessions.
  • Complete the Reflective Diary.
  • Complete two Educational Initiatives. These must be submitted to the RCP in an electronic format for feedback.
  • Participate in your Peer Support Group (three meetings over the course of the year).

In addition to the UB/RCP Educator Accreditation, you can earn a maximum of 28.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ with appropriate documentation of your full participation in the program and payment of an additional fee.

“Topics were presented concisely using active learning strategies, and resources for more in-depth study on each topic were provided. I learned much that will be useful and I look forward to sharing it with other faculty.”
David Newberger, MD
Department of Family Medicine