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Faculty Development: External Resources

Internet Resources for Faculty Development

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH).  Marshfield Clinic Health System is the Northern Academic Campus of the UWSMPH and we invite you to use its resources to support faculty development. The UWSMPH Office of Faculty Affairs and Development  website  has a number of practice resources including the Faculty Central Resources  and the Clinical Teaching Learning Community. These are designed for clinical educators in busy practices. For example, the  Teaching and Learning Strategies section, in the Developing Educators page, addresses the one minute preceptor approach to teaching during a busy practce day.It orgnizes the material in a "Just in time" and "Deeper Dive" format.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. ACGME notes "The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation."   The ACGME website provides a rich array of resources and information for residency training and programs. The website offers much contextual information for what we do as well as latest publications to support our success.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) website describes the Open School's goal is to "bring you essential training and tools in an online, educational community to help you and your team deliver excellent, safe care. When you engage with the Open School courses and Chapters, you join more than 750,000 learners from universities, organizations, and health systems around the world in building core skills in improvement, safety, and leadership."  Three resources may be particularly useful in your faculty development, teaching and supervision.

  • The Video library, which  offers “more than 150 videos full of bite-sized pearls from heath care leaders around the world.” Videos may be  2-15 minutes long, include learning objectives and discussion questions. These can be used for your own Just In Time information seeking and in presentations in seminars or in directed learning assignments to residents you supervise. Here is a one minute video introduction to the IHI Open School Video Library.
  • Case Studies. IHI describe is as   "What would you do? Follow along with Open School case studies to learn how health care processes break down and how you can improve them through system-level changes.      
  • Patient Stories. Per IHI, the intent with the Patient Stories resource is to assist you to connect better with patients, improve your communication, and provide more patient-centered care? The Open School’s patient stories, which offer first-person accounts of health care experiences from the patient’s point of view, are a perfect place to start. 


What internet resources do you use or know of?   Email them to the DOE Faculty Development Lead and they will be added here. Thanks.

Questions or Suggestions for Faculty Development or the Website?

Mark Ridder, M.D.                   Division of Education Faculty Development Lead