Online Courses are offered in scheduled sessions (usually), led by faculty facilitators, and provide such advantages as asynchronous participation, collaboration with faculty peers, and opportunities for reflection and content application.

Why Online Courses?

To reach our incredibly busy faculty who are increasingly dispersed throughout the region and the world, we have begun to offer professional development via online courses. Participation in these courses happens during specific weeks, but is asynchronous: during the week(s) the course runs, go online when it is most convenient for you. Learn more about why we are offering online courses via the Canvas course platform. In online courses, you have

  • the convenience of being able to log on during the session when it is best for you and from wherever you have internet access (and with most any device)
  • the incremental benefits of the deeper, more profound learning that occurs with collaboration, reflection, and critical thinking.
  • the opportunity to network with colleagues and initiate collaborative efforts.

2018-2019 Online Courses

Core Teaching Courses

Teaching at the Perelman School of Medicine 101

Teaching at the Perelman School of Medicine 101 covers best practices and recommended pedagogical strategies for teaching and providing effective feedback to trainees. All course content is developed by Perelman School of Medicine faculty with expertise in specialty teaching and assessment domains. Topics Include Providing Effective Feedback, Clinical Teaching, Facilitating Small Groups and Seminars, Lecturing, and Longitudinal Mentoring.

This course fulfills a component of the Professional Development Teaching Requirement for Assistant Professors (AC, CE, Tenure).

Please note these courses had wait lists last year. We recommend you enroll early.

Providing Effective Feedback to Trainees II (Advanced)

Faculty will learn to increase the effectiveness of their feedback to trainees through this workshop, which addresses types of feedback, barriers to providing feedback, steps to providing effective feedback, and recommendations for managing difficult feedback situations. Faculty will discuss topics in online forums and use video exchange technologies to practice techniques, self-evaluate, and peer-evaluate. This session builds upon the introductory feedback content addressed in Teaching at PSOM 101 (see above).

This course fulfills a component of the Professional Development Teaching Requirement for Assistant Professors (AC, CE, Tenure).

  • January 7 - 25, 2019

https://events.med.upenn.edu/fapd/#!view/event/event_id/696893

  • June 3 - 21, 2019

https://events.med.upenn.edu/fapd/#!view/event/event_id/696933


Request an Online Course

Would you like to see a particular topic, skill, or processes offered via an online course? Please let us know.