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. To help you effectively transition your knowledge and experience to the next generation of physicians, participation in our faculty development programs is a requirement for appointment.

Faculty Development Requirement

All faculty with appointments at the School of Medicine (SOM) are expected to engage in ongoing personal and professional development. In order to promote our goal of educational excellence, faculty are expected to complete a minimum of 2 hours per year of faculty development in teaching/education. Compliance with this expectation will be taken into consideration for reappointment and promotion. To assist faculty in this effort the School of Medicine offers a variety of faculty development opportunities.

Clerkship Teaching - Faculty

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. This information is particularly important this year as Netter students re-enter clinical learning environments during the COVID-19 pandemic and we institute a new Year 3 curriculum model, the Longitudinal Multi-Specialty Clerkship (LMC).

All faculty and residents are required to review the Netter SOM Clerkship Handbook (see below) and complete the online module.

Instructions

Step 1: Review the Netter SOM Clerkship Handbook.

Download the handbook (PDF)

Step 2: After reviewing the handbook, fill out and submit the attestation form.

Complete attestation form

Step 3: Complete the Netter Teaching online module and receive faculty development and 2.0 hours of Category 1 CME credit (please follow instructions in module on how to receive CME credit).

  • After accessing the online module, input your name and email address and click "Submit."
  • You will then receive a separate email with a link to access the module.
  • Click on the link within the email to complete the module.

Access the online module and input your information

Step 4 (optional): Listen to the TOLD ME Podcast.

Learn more about our podcast series

Resident as Teachers

All residents are required to review the Netter SOM Clerkship Handbook (see below) and complete the online module by August 12, 2020. Residents who complete all 3 steps and receive the top 10 first-try scores on the end-of-module quiz will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

Instructions

Step 1: Review the Netter SOM Clerkship Handbook.

Download the handbook (PDF)

Step 2: After reviewing the handbook, fill out and submit the attestation form.

Complete attestation form

Step 3: Complete the Netter Teaching online module and receive faculty development and 2.0 hours of Category 1 CME credit (please follow instructions in module on how to receive CME credit).

After accessing the online module, input your name and email address and click "Submit."

  • You will then receive a separate email with a link to access the module.
  • Click on the link within the email to complete the module.
  • Complete end-of-module quiz.

Access the online module and input your information

Step 4 (optional): Listen to the TOLD ME Podcast.

Learn more about our podcast series

Courses

Most of our faculty development courses offer Category 1 CME credits, including in-person and online courses.

Online Courses

The following online sessions offer Category 1 CME credit:

Clinical Assessment, Evaluation and Feedback
This course highlights the exciting growth of competency-based medical education and increases your awareness of concepts such as entrustable professional activities (EPAs), competencies and milestones. It also examines formative and summative assessment and reviews strategies for common assessment challenges encountered in the clinical environment. Most importantly, the course provides strategies to help you deliver feedback more effectively and provides rigorous assessments of our learners.

Clinical Teaching
This course takes a chronological approach to teaching with patients in order to help clinical teachers develop students‘ reasoning and self-directed learning skills.

Other online courses include:

  • Developing Your Teaching
  • Lecturing 1
  • Lecturing 2
  • Making the Most of Discussion
  • Marking, Grading and Giving Feedback
  • Resources to Enhance Learning
  • Supervising Projects and Dissertations

On-Campus Courses and Events

Current faculty partners can find a list of in-person courses/events on the Faculty Development Blackboard site. To access this site and complete online modules, you must have a valid QU login for Blackboard. On-campus courses offer Category 1 CME credit.

Visit Blackboard site

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. The Annual Clinical Faculty Retreat provides the opportunity to:

  • Fulfill your annual faculty development requirement
  • Earn 4 hours of category 1 CME credit
  • Refine and expand your teaching skills
  • Meet new colleagues and network
  • Learn about School of Medicine updates in regard to the school’s educational goals, curriculum and clinical partnerships
  • Learn from leaders and experts in medical education
  • Tour the School of Medicine

While there will be additional faculty development opportunities available throughout the year, this is one of the most important events of the year. We look forward to a productive and exciting program. You will receive an email invitation in Spring 2021 with registration instructions.

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.

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.

Development Committee

The faculty development committee serves as an advisory body and as a resource to the School of Medicine, helping to develop, plan and assess faculty development initiatives. The committee is composed of faculty, staff and other individuals with relevant expertise. This broad representation ensures that the needs of various constituents — pre-clinical faculty, clinical faculty at different affiliate sites and staff — are addressed properly.

Rahul Anand, MD Scott Kurtzman, MD
Lisa Coplit, MD Katie Lyons
Jennifer Dreiling, MD Jennifer Rockfeld, MD, FACP
Khuram Ghumman, MD Ruth Weissberger, MD
Jeri Hepworth, MD  
Harold Kaplan, MD  

Faculty Development Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fulfill the faculty development requirement?

To fulfill your requirement:

  1. Log in to Blackboard
  2. Go to ”Netter Faculty Development’ located under My Organizations
  3. Click on the Requirement tab and scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Click on ”Fulfill my Requirement’

For more help, watch this video on using the faculty development Blackboard site and fulfilling your requirement.

How do I keep track of my faculty development hours?

A record of your hours will be kept in the grade center in your Blackboard account.

Do I need to report my hours or are they recorded automatically?

Hours are automatically recorded in the grade center only for the online modules within the faculty development Blackboard site. For all other activities, such as live sessions, you must sign in for your attendance to be recorded. At the end of each academic year, the faculty development program coordinator will inform you of the number of hours you have completed toward your faculty development requirement.

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.

If you need assistance with logging in, forget your password, or have other Blackboard-related questions, call 203-582-4357.

Does the annual faculty retreat count as part of the required four hours of faculty development?

Yes, the annual faculty retreat fulfills the requirement.

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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