Quinnipiac University

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Faculty Development

Our faculty development programs help our educators develop and hone their skills in teaching, mentoring, curriculum development, assessment, leadership, scholarship, collaboration and career advancement. Most faculty development courses offer Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, including in-person and online courses.

Resources

The School of Medicine provides teaching faculty with a multitude of resources to teach effectively and grow professionally. All information related to faculty development at Netter and all resources are located on the Netter Faculty Development Blackboard site.

Visit Blackboard site

All Netter faculty have access to Blackboard. If you don't have access, contact Sheryl Cinicola by email at sheryl.cinicola@qu.edu. If you need assistance with logging in, forget your password, or have other Blackboard-related questions, call 203-582-4357.

On-Campus Courses & Events

Faculty have opportunities throughout the year to engage in live/online and in-person sessions that enhance their skills as educators, such as annual faculty retreats and the TEaCH (Teaching for Educators in Clinical Healthcare) traveling workshop series.

This workshop series brings faculty development in teaching skills to our partner institutions and community faculty. All Netter/Quinnipiac appointed faculty are welcome to attend any and all sessions.

Zoom registration links will be posted shortly.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
6-7 p.m.
Mid-Clerkship Feedback
Location: Zoom

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
6-7 p.m.
The "How To" of Fair and Accurate Medical Student Assessments
Location: Zoom

Thursday, December 16, 2021
6-7 p.m.
Promoting Active Learning in Your Teaching
Location: Zoom

Thursday, February 24, 2022
6-7 p.m.
Using the Netter Sex and Gender Minority Lexicon
Location: Zoom

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
6-7 p.m.
Live Session Topic TBD
Location: TBD

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
6-7 p.m.
Live Session Topic TBD
Location: TBD

Thursday, January 20, 2022
5-8 p.m.
This workshop will be held remotely via Zoom

A Zoom registration link will be posted shortly

Thursday, May 19, 2022
5-8 p.m.
This event will be held in-person. Location TBD.

PEARLS (Perspectives on Equity Advancement Research and Learning Symposium)

Spring 2022

Details about this event will be posted shortly.

Clinical Faculty Retreat

A group of faculty mentors of area hospitals sit and smile while attending a workshop in a classroom
A time for collaboration

Each year we host a faculty retreat for clinical educators. Clinical Faculty Retreats provide the opportunity to:

  • Earn category 1 CME credits for each hour
  • Refine and expand your teaching skills
  • Meet new colleagues and network
  • Learn about School of Medicine updates
  • Learn from leaders and experts in medical education
  • Tour the School of Medicine

While there are additional faculty development opportunities available throughout the year, the retreats are the highlight events of the year. You will receive an email invitation with registration instructions before each event.

For more information, please contact Katie Lyons, faculty development program coordinator, by email at katie.lyons@qu.edu or by phone at 203-582-8803.

Online Courses

Explore convenient online faculty development options like webinars, online modules, and the TOLD ME podcast. If you’re new to Netter or in the process of reappointment, we also have an orientation module that will give you a great foundation for teaching at Netter and provides CME credit.

View online courses on the Blackboard site

Course/Clerkship Information

The contributions of residents and faculty to the teaching of students at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine are essential to the success of our students. It is equally essential that all teachers understand the student learning objectives, assessments, required activities and key policies. Each year, faculty are sent their Course/Clerkship Guidebook(s) and to carefully review.

All Guidebooks are also available on the Blackboard site

Development Staff

Dr. Lisa Coplit oversees all faculty development efforts by designing programs that advance educator faculty’s professional development in teaching skills, curriculum development, mentoring, scholarship and leadership.

Katie Lyons handles the day-to-day operation of the faculty development department with planning of educational seminars, and assists faculty with identifying opportunities to meet their faculty development requirements.

Faculty Development Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the sessions that I attend?

For in-person or Zoom sessions, you will be given CME instructions at the beginning of the session. After completing CME approved online modules, email Katie Lyons at katie.lyons@qu.edu who can verify your completion of the module and provide your CME certificate.

CME is provided through Hartford HealthCare. In support of improving patient care, Hartford HealthCare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

How do I access Blackboard?

Blackboard allows you to access course work and important faculty development information.

Log in to Blackboard with your Quinnipiac username and password

Once you’re logged into Blackboard, you will be able to view a variety of information from your dashboard, including announcements and course information. You will find all faculty development information in Netter Faculty Development, located in My Organizations.

All Netter faculty have access to Blackboard. If you don't have access, contact Sheryl Cinicola by email at sheryl.cinicola@qu.edu. If you need assistance with logging in, forget your password, or have other Blackboard-related questions, call 203-582-4357.

How do I register for Zoom and in-person sessions like the Annual Faculty Retreat?

You should receive an email invitation for every "live" event with registration information. If you are not receiving faculty development emails, contact Katie Lyons by email at katie.lyons@qu.edu.

How do I complete online faculty development modules?

Visit the Blackboard site (Netter Faculty Development) and click on the Online Modules tab. After completing online modules, email Katie Lyons at katie.lyons@qu.edu who can verify your completion of the module and provide your CME certificate.

Whom do I contact with questions regarding faculty development?

You can contact Katie Lyons, faculty development program coordinator, by email at katie.lyons@qu.edu or by phone at 203-582-8803.

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