Jacobs Educator Excellence Program (JEEP)

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

Dr. Alan Lesse presenting to students at a lecture.

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences provides 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.

Stage 1

UB Jacobs School, 955 Main Street

  • Sept. 16, 2024: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 17, 2024: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Stage 2

UB Jacobs School, 955 Main St.

  • Jan. 27, 2025: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 28, 2025: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Peer Support Meetings

  • Oct. 23, 2024: Virtual 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Jan. 15, 2025: Virtual 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • March 5, 2025: Virtual 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m,

CME Credits and Accreditation

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


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.


The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 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 (In-person): Sept. 16-17, 2024
  • Stage 2 (In-person):  Jan. 27-28, 2025
  • Virtual Peer Review Meetings: Oct. 23, 2024; Jan. 15, 2025; March 5, 2025


Program registration due: August 26, 2024

Learn More

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

CME Director

Alicia Blodgett.

Alicia Blodgett


Office of Continuing Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7205, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3714; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: amblodge@buffalo.edu