Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Advance Teaching Excellence Courses and Resources


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The “Program to Enhance Teaching Skills” focuses on ensuring that faculty who are expected to teach have the tools and knowledge to contribute to the teaching mission of PENN Medicine. New faculty at all ranks will view or attend an overview highlighting the various teaching venues and opportunities at PENN Medicine. New assistant professors will be required to participate in two additional programs which must be completed prior to review for the first reappointment and which most closely relate to their specific teaching responsibilities, their interests and their developmental needs.

Resources

Center for Teaching and Learning
Link to website for the Center for Teaching and Learning that supports teaching at the University of Pennsylvania

Interactive Teaching
Link to resources recommended by Carolyn Cambor, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Ian Petrie, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (May 5, 2010) focusing on the skills required for successful interactive teaching.
(Pennkey and password required)

Providing Effective Feedback to Trainees in Clinical Settings
Presentation by Lisa Bellini, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Kogan, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (September 8, 2011) offering tips on giving more effective feedback to trainees.

Writing Effective Test Questions in the Basic and Clinical Sciences
Presentation by Jennifer Kogan, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Carolyn Cambor, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (September 28, 2011) offering guidance on writing items for exams.

Link to KnowledgeLink for online viewing of 5 teaching classes

Link to view "Facilitating Small Groups in the Classroom", "Lecturing Tips and Strategies", "Clinical Teaching at the Bedside", "Clinical Teaching in Outpatient Settings", and the "2012 Overview of Education at Penn Medicine" on KnowledgeLink. To access:

  • Log into KnowledgeLink; put the name of the recorded class you’re looking for in the “Search” box
  • When the results come up, choose the “Web-Based” version
  • Click on that version and a viewing window will open and the recording will begin
  • Please watch the recording all the way to the end until you reach the “Certificate of Completion” screen. Print the Certificate [you may give it to your departmental Faculty Coordinator for insertion in your departmental faculty file]. Your completion of this recorded class will be recorded by KnowledgeLink once you advance to that last screen.

Courses

Course Title
Description
Date/Time/Location
Instructor(s)

Effective Lecturing

ENROLL NOW

CME credit requested

Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

From planning to delivery, this interactive workshop will help participants identify best practices suited to the particular contexts of their lecturing and avoid common pitfalls. Topics considered will include structure and organization, rhetorical strategies, and visuals.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 1412 BRB II/III

Dr. Ian Petrie

Dr. Christopher Watt

Intermediate PowerPoint

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

Technology Series

Learn to create your own templates using master slides, import images from the Web, use Custom Animation, insert graphs and tables, and more.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 202 Anat-Chem

Barbara Kountouzi

Facilitating Small Groups in the Classroom

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

CME credit requested

Learn to increase interaction in the classroom, ask and answer questions effectively, and observe and assess student responses. Learn how to enhance student learning in small group settings.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Instructor is Director of Module 2 of the Perelman School of Medicine curriculum

Room 252 BRB II/III

Dr. Dennis Dlugos

The Art of Speaking Science Part I: Clear, Concise, Compelling Presentations

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

CME credit requested

This class helps attendees organize, design, and deliver professional presentations. Acquire guidelines for designing visuals by analyzing before-and-after versions of PowerPoint slides provided by your colleagues. Find out how to use body language to support your content.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

JMB Class of '62 Auditorium

Note: New Date

Lisa Marshall

The Art of Speaking Science Part II: From Stress to Success

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

CME credit requested

 

This seminar helps attendees cope with speaker apprehension, manage the Q&A, overcome presentation disasters, and respond professionally when asked, "Tell me about your work."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

JMB Class of '62 Auditorium

Lisa Marshall

Biomedical and Basic Science Teaching Skills

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

New teaching class for 2013!

Designed for BGS faculty, this workshop will consider small-group and one-on-one teaching, discussing goals and strategies for seminar design and mentorship of graduate students. How can our classes best prepare students for the lab? How can we best supervise and teach them in the lab?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

08-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Ian Petrie

Dr. Marisa Bartolomei

Clinical Teaching at the Bedside

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

CME credit requested

Attending physicians strive for excellence in bedside teaching, but may shy away from the bedside because of lack of training, poor previous experiences, or fear of failure. Yet recent regulatory expectations and hospital initiatives both underscore the fundamental role of bedside teaching in the care of the patient.

Attendees of this workshop will:

-- identify reasons why bedside rounds offer a unique opportunity for teaching, particularly of interpersonal communication skills and professionalism;

-- identify and understand the multiple roles played by the attending physician as a leader of, and participant in, bedside rounds;

-- develop skills and a plan for improving their own practice of bedside rounds."

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

08-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Todd Barton

Dr. Stephen Ludwig

Intermediate PowerPoint

ENROLL NOW

Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

Technology Series

Learn to create your own templates using master slides, import images from the Web, use Custom Animation, insert graphs and tables, and more.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 202 Anat-Chem

Barbara Kountouzi

Overview of Education at Penn Medicine

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

Mandatory session for all new Asst. Professors, appointed since January 1, 2008, who teach. Learn about the types of teaching done at Penn Medicine. Asst. Profs who attended a previous “Overview” in person, or watched one online, do not have to attend the 2014version.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

8:30am - 9:30am

JMB Class of '62 Auditorium

Dean J. Larry Jameson

Dr. Gail Morrison

Dr. Michael Nusbaum

Dr. Jeffrey Berns

Dr. Lisa Bellini

Dr. Judy Shea

Mediocre to Memorable: Effectively Designing and Using Slides for Science Presentations

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

CME credit requested

Clear, concise, and accurate scientific slides play a critical role in the success of any scientific presentation. This seminar will review guidelines to help you design, create, and use slides effectively. Specifically, it will cover creating headline titles and takeaways, the do's and don'ts of diagrams, proper annotation for graphs and tables, builds, animation, color, and more.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

TBA

Lisa Marshall

Fundamentals of Curriculum Development

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Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

CME credit requested

Learn the six-step approach to curriculum development in medical education: 1) Problem identification and general needs assessment; 2) Needs assessment of targeted learners; 3) Learning goals and objectives; 4) Educational strategies; 5) Implementation; and 6) Evaluation and feedback.

Friday, February 7, 2014

8:30am - 10:00am

09-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Lynsey Brandt

Dr. Amy Corcoran

Dr. Rachel Miller

Providing Effective Feedback to Trainees in Clinical Settings

ENROLL NOW

Attaining Teaching Excellence Series class

CME credit requested

Learn to understand the difference between evaluation and feedback. Identify barriers to providing feedback and acquire strategies for overcoming them.  Learning to give more effective feedback to trainees will help to improve your teaching. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 251 BRB II/III

Dr. Lisa Bellini

Dr. Jennifer Kogan