Faculty Development

Resources and Courses  

 Resources for Faculty (Preceptors) 

Practice Education 

8 modules: Setting The Stage; The Role Learning Plays; Enhancing Your Teaching Skills; Fostering Clinical Reasoning; Giving Feedback; The Evaluation Process: Supporting The Struggling Student; Conflict Resolution 


Strategies for the Problem Resident 

Be it affective, cognitive, structural, or interpersonal 


PracticalPro - Effective Clinical Teaching 

6 Modules: Preparing to Teach; Teaching Nuts & Bolts; Observations & Feedback; Assessment; Learners in Difficulty; Working with IMGs.


EPIC- The Expert Preceptor Interactive Curriculum 

10 Modules: Setting the Stage; Effective Teaching in the Community Practice; Evaluating Performance and Giving Feedback; Teamwork in Health Care; Information Technology; Evidence Based Care; Clinical-Patient Relationships; Changin Environment: Managing Care; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention; Working with the Community


Teaching Skills for Community Based Preceptors 

6 Chapters: What is an effective clinical teacher?; How do we learn? Preparing to Teach.; Teaching with patients. Observation, feedback & assessment; What to do with problem learners.


Models for Teaching in the Ambulatory Setting 

Tool for training community preceptors to use a variety of strategies in supervising medical students in the ambulatory setting using a learner-centered approach. http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/fd/Models%20for%20Teaching%20in%20the%20Ambulatory%20Setting.pdf 

Simple Precepting Tools

 How to Orient Learners to the Practice Setting Guide; One Minute Preceptor; Constructive Feedback; Introducing Learners to Patients Tips; Two-Minute Teaching; Technique for Observing the Learner; Five-Step Method for Teaching Clinical Skills; Priming Learner for Patient Encounter


Approach to Teaching Clinical Skills: Physical Exam 

44 slide presentation: systematic teaching skills; vocabulary; teaching complex skills; iterative teaching approach; methods and techniques of teaching


General Internal Medicine Faculty Development Project 

30 modules on various topics


Clinical Education Tips & Tutorials 

Collection of clinical teaching resource links (24 links)


The Effective Preceptor: 

Checklists for 1) Orientation; 2) Teaching; 3) Feedback. 


Preceptor Development Program 

11 modules on feedback; integrating the learner in the busy practice; effective preceptor; setting expectations; evaluation; teaching styles, learning styles; difficult learning situation, prevention; difficult learning situation, managemetn, 1 minute preceptor, resources & links


NEW! The Clinician-Educator’s Handbook 

 20 chapter book addresses a wide variety of issues of clinical education. Designed so that most chapters can be read free-standing and can be used as a reference when looking for specific information.  The authors have divided general teaching techniques (such as establishing goals and objectives, setting curriculum, and asking questions) into their own chapters, distinct from setting-specific chapters.


NEW! Guidebook for Clerkship Directors

 16 Chapters on roles, methods, forms and advice organized around the seven Core Competencies.




NBME Item Writing Manual
As part of our continuing efforts at teaching skills development we would like you to be aware that the NBME Item Writing Manual is available for download at the NBME website. We  would encourage each of you to develop expertise in item writing and to share this resource with your faculty. As we develop our new curriculum, the basic principles of quality test item construction will be extremely important in evaluating both student performance and the performance of the curriculum. 

Item Writing Manual
Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences
A resource for faculty members and others interested in learning how to write better quality test items

A Private Universe

A video documentary on education research for grade 5-12 educators; 1 twenty-minute video program and guide (Now on DVD)

With its famous opening scene at a Harvard graduation, this classic of education research brings into sharp focus the dilemma facing all educators: Why don’t even the brightest students truly grasp basic science concepts? This award-winning program traces the problem through interviews with Harvard graduates and their professors, as well as with a bright ninth-grader who has some confused ideas about the orbits of the planets. Equally useful for education methods classes, teacher workshops, and presentations to the public, A Private Universe is an essential resource for science and methodology teachers.

Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 1987.


Health Science Library Calendar of Classes
Classes are offered monthly, which include Microsoft applications, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, MEDLINE, etc.
View Current Course Calendar

CARE/Crawley Building

More Information

For more information on the Faculty Teaching Skills Development Workshop Series or to register for any of the upcoming workshops, please contact:


Sally Hamlin
Program Director
MSB E452
Phone: (513) 558-8447

Anne Gunderson, EdD
Associate Dean
CARE/Crawley Building Suite E-870
Phone: (513) 558-7315
Fax: (513) 558-3512