Faculty Teaching Development

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Welcome to the new on-line home for all of us with a commitment and passion for medical education.

Medicine is taught in diverse settings (classroom, simulation center, clinic, ICU, and procedure suite to name a few) to a diverse set of learners (students, residents, fellows, and colleagues) with different abilities and life experiences. As teachers our task is to reach each of them at a different place in their education to help them become the best physician they can be. It is through this role that we impact the care of every patient our trainees will ever see or the interaction with every colleague our trainees will ever have – be it in a clinic, an operating room, a research lab, or anywhere else their path leads.

In the same manner in which we work to stay current in our respective fields, we should strive to improve our teaching methods. On this site we will connect to local events and on-line resources to create a community of engaged faculty focusing on our continued development as excellent educators.

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We welcome topic or speaker suggestions for future sessions of Medical Education Grand Rounds.

If you have a topic or speaker suggestion, please e-mail Alison Silvas.

  • Please include a description of why the suggested person or topic is appropriate or timely.
  • If suggesting a person/speaker, please include a CV, a short bio, and a link to his/her Web site (if available).

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Faculty Development Day • September 6-7. 2019

The UC San Diego Medical and Pharmacy School faculty is comprised of a diverse group of educators including bench science researchers and clinicians. Developing and enriching our teaching skills is necessary to remain effective educators. The UC San Diego Faculty Development Day (FDD) will provide faculty the opportunity to advance their teaching methods in order to provide an enhanced educational experience for learners.

In additional to the plenary sessions focused on best practices and innovative approaches to education, attendees will have the option to participate in up to four workshops focused on a different aspect of medical education. The workshops will be small-group interactive sessions where attendees will engage in skill development.

More information can be found on the course website.

View the 2018 workshop and topics.

Target Audience

Health professions educators at UC San Diego engaged in teaching students and residents.

Learning Objectives

Upon the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop new techniques for teaching in the clinical setting
  • Engage trainees in the performance of QI projects
  • Create more effective didactic teaching tools for live audiences or distant learning
  • Organize existing or new courses in the medical school
  • Describe how to utilize simulation in teaching procedures
  • Provide more effective feedback and guidance for trainees


T. Denny Sanford Medical Education and Telemedicine Center - Auditorium
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093

Previous Activities & Resources

Please select the below activity for complete details and resources. You will be transfered to the UC San Diego Pulse website. AD credentials will be required for login.

Friday, March 22, 2019
Clinical Diagnosis: How it Works, Why it Sometimes Goes Awry, and How to Get It Right More Often

Friday, June 28, 2019
Optimizing Skill Acquisition: Lessons for Trainers and Trainees