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1 Academy of Medical Educators: Who are they and what do they do? A cross-departmental community of dedicated educators who work together to support and advance the UCSF SOM educational mission –Strengthen teaching skills –Promote and reward teaching excellence –Foster curricular innovation –Encourage scholarship in medical education

2 AME Strengthens Teaching Skills Educational experts –Endowed chairs –Academy members in all departments AME/GME Skills Workshops Education Symposium –Visiting scholars –Peer-reviewed oral presentations and posters –Educational workshops focus on developing skills in educational scholarship TIP-TOP Educational Consult Services

3 AME Promotes and Rewards Teaching Excellence Educator's Portfolio –Documentation of educational accomplishments for academic promotion AME Excellence in Teaching Awards –Peer-nominated –Highlight outstanding front-line teachers of medical students and residents at all UCSF teaching sites who might otherwise go unrecognized –Rewards those who stimulate intellectually and promote critical thinking and learning

4 AME Fosters Curricular Innovation and Encourages Educational Scholarship AME Innovations Funding program is open to ALL SOM faculty to research, create and implement new ways of teaching complex diagnostic and treatment skills that will advance the quality of health care –Development of new curricular elements –Focused faculty development undertakings –Comparison of pedagogical approaches –Innovative approaches to learner assessment –6 intramural grants total $173,500 in 2012

5 What is TIP-TOP and the Education Consult Program? TIP-TOP=Teaching Improvement/Teaching Observation Program Voluntary peer mentorship program available for faculty of all levels Consultation services provided by Academy members with expertise in different areas of medical education Faculty “mentees” receive a letter noting their participation in a faculty development program which is copied to their Chair

6 What is TIP: Education Consult Program? TIP provides Educational Consults for –Using new educational modalities (e.g. PBL, TBL, ARS/classroom technology, clinical simulation etc.) –Curriculum development To request a TIP Consult: –Visit the Educational Consult page of the Academy’s website: ent/Education_Consult.aspx –Review the list for your topic of interest and email Karen Brent ( with the topic and you will be paired with a content expert.

7 What is TOP? TOP = Teaching Observation Program Any UCSF faculty member can request : –to be observed in the teaching environment (small group, lecture, clinic), followed by a confidential feedback session –to observe an AME member teach, and meet after to discuss observations and best practices TOP mentors are AME members who have been trained in observation and feedback

8 What happens when I request a TOP observation? AME observer contacts you for date and time of observation and your focus for the session AME observer observes teaching Faculty member and AME observer have a confidential discussion of the teaching session and future faculty development A letter recognizing your participation in a TOP session is sent to you and copied to your Chair You add your participation to your CV

9 How do I sign up for TOP? Electronically on the TOP page of the AME site: pment/tip-top.aspx For questions, confirmation of session or other assistance regarding TOP, contact Kathleen Land, TOP administrator:

10 Some reviews of TOP “I think this is a wonderful program - extends the same strengths of ‘peer review’ in the science and research world to the education world, to the benefit of all.” “My mentor was inspiring. I very much enjoyed the chance to ‘pick the brain’ of an outstanding teacher. I felt fortunate to have his feedback about how I can improve my own teaching. His tips were concrete, practical, and directed toward areas I myself targeted for improvement.” “It is an excellent opportunity to have a top-notch educator observe you in action and provide constructive feedback. I think that all residents/faculty would benefit from this experience.” “A great experience. I’d do it again anytime”.

11 Faculty Development, UCSF SOM ESCape: Weekly Educational Scholarship Conference: Sessions help development in educational scholarship Key Educational Skills Faculty Development Workshops: Free workshops on improving essential educational skills Academy of Medical Educators Faculty Development: Teaching resources including TIP-TOP peer mentoring Teaching Scholars Program Year-long seminar series, mentored projects and network Continual Professional Learning (CPL) Forum Continue post-workshop learning and online discussion forum

12 Faculty Development, UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program Guidelines, resources, events, and testimonials Individual Development Plan Form Update semi-annually and discuss with mentor School of Medicine Office of Medical Education Clinical skills building, education reports, announcements Academy of Medical Educators Innovations funding, teaching resources, Education Day The Academic Affairs home page Appointment and advancement, Bay Area living, workshops Office of Career and Professional Development Job search, grant writing, career counseling, and books CTSI /Training and Development CTSI resources for teaching, funding, and advancement

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