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.

Upcoming 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).

Enroll via LiveWhale. (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).

Enroll via LiveWhale.


Teaching Specialties

Facilitating Small Groups*

In facilitation, the instructor should be the "guide on the side," encouraging and helping learners to take ownership of the learning session. This version of Facilitating Small Groups will be offered as a week-long online course via Canvas. You will receive a link to the course site prior to the beginning of the course.

Lecturing I*

From planning to delivery, this interactive workshop will help participants identify best practices for the particular contexts of their lecturing and avoid common pitfalls. This version of Effective Lecturing will be offered as a week-long online course via Canvas. You will receive a link to the course site prior to the beginning of the course.

Mentoring I*

Faculty participants will be able to understand the responsibilities of the mentor/mentee, understand communication impact and styles, and learn how to develop a mentoring agreement and IDP.

Providing Effective Feedback I*

Faculty will learn to increase the effectiveness of their feedback to trainees.

*Note: this content is covered as part of Teaching at PSOM 101. Not recommended for those who have already completed Teaching at PSOM 101.


 

Request an Online Course

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