Faculty Development

Image: Elisa A. Zenni, M.D.
Elisa A. Zenni, M.D.
Image: Colleen Kalynych, Ed.D.
Colleen Kalynych, Ed.D.

The Office of Educational Affairs (OEA) offers an ongoing faculty development curriculum designed to enhance the expertise and skills of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty. We utilize a variety of educational formats: faculty can participate in-person or via livestream in seminars and workshops or review solely online programming. Further, we develop presentations specific to divisions and departments, and offer peer review of faculty teaching. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME required topic areas of education, well-being, quality improvement and patient safety, and diversity and inclusion are emphasized as an overall goal for our faculty development curriculum. Additional topic areas are offered to foster the development of well-rounded physician teachers. To further assist faculty, all faculty development programs offer continuing medical education (CME) credit. Please see the upcoming sessions and recorded events page for our schedule and offerings.

As part of the faculty development program, the OEA offers an educational development certificate program. Physician teachers who wish to pursue the certificate, will complete 10 faculty development sessions over a two-year period. Sessions will be offered throughout the academic year.

The ACGME also requires programs to demonstrate dissemination of scholarly activity within and external to their programs, and where faculty scholarly activity demonstrates accomplishment in at least three domains listed in the common program requirements (p. 24-25). To assist faculty in achieving scholarly productivity, the OEA is partnering with other resources on campus to assist faculty and trainees in their efforts to produce scholarly work through medical education research, grants, quality improvement, and publications.

Please explore the various educational opportunities offered by clicking on the links to the left. We welcome comments and suggestions to further enhance programs offered on our campus. Additionally, we are available to meet with faculty to address needs within departments related to medical education. Contact us to schedule a meeting.

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Elisa A. Zenni, M.D.
Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Colleen Kalynych, Ed.D.
Director, Educational Development and Research
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville