Developing the next generation of great clinicians, researchers, educators, and leaders requires superb educators with expert teaching skills. Teaching and education are vital parts of the missions of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and faculty development is critical to improve learner outcomes and enhance teacher satisfaction.
In an effort to bring the most effective and evidence-based teaching strategies to everyone in the global community, and through the generosity of the Office of the Vice Dean for Education, the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) has compiled a series of valuable resources in this website. Our goal is to provide practical teaching tips, promote self-reflection, network and share ideas. We believe this can ultimately lead to better patient care, science, scholarship and leadership. Each section of this website invites your comments and feedback. Thanks for visiting!
All medical and biomedical teachers. Academic medical centers are incredibly diverse places, united by many facets – among these is teaching. Teaching comes in many forms. Knowledge, skills and techniques are shared, patient care and discovery is promoted, and effective behaviors are modeled. As a result, we have designed these resources to be useful to everyone who teachers: biomedical researchers and clinical faculty, residents and fellows, graduate students and medical students as well as allied health professionals. Our program is based on the core principles of adult learning theory which acknowledge learners bring a great deal of life experience, are goal oriented and seek practical and relevant instruction. As a result, the topics included in these web modules have been selected based on needs assessments done through the IEE as well as from the experience of long standing faculty development programs at JHMI.
Information about Teaching Methods, Assessment, Adult Learning Principles and Learners as Teachers will ultimately be included. We have a Useful Resource section. Lastly, concept maps demonstrate how everything fits together. Click on any of them and you will see the overview, followed by more specific topics which provide practical tips for making your teaching more effective. With each exercise, there are opportunities for self-preparation and reflection. You can do as much or as little of this as you feel necessary. Finally, we seek your comments through the use of discussion threads under each topic. These comments will help mold the module, and allow for your thoughts to be shared with colleagues.
Editor-in-Chief: Joseph Cofrancesco Jr., MD, MPH, FACP Director of the Institute for Excellence in Education Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institute for Excellence in Education Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Senior Editors: Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Rachel Levine, MD, MPH Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development Associate Professor of Medicine Associate Vice Chair for Women’s Academic Careers, Department of Medicine Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Michael T. Melia, MDAssociate Professor of Medicine Fellowship Program Director Associate Director for Faculty Engagement, Osler Medical Training Program Tausig College Advisor Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sean Tackett, MD, MPHAssistant Professor of Medicine Director of International Medical Education, Division of General Internal Medicine Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine