The Department of Medicine believes that education brings about the future. One of the best investments we can ever make is to provide opportunities for professional development to our teaching faculty. Below are some of the internal and external opportunities that can enhance the skill set for clinician-educators in the department.

Faculty

Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week
  • Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week, held annually in September, promotes teaching skills, fosters curriculum innovation, and showcases scholarship and research findings in medical education. Highlights include, an education expert giving medical grand rounds, a medical education poster session, and teaching development workshops for fellows and faculty. Visit the webpage to learn more
Center for Teaching and Learning Medical Educators Series
  • The UAB Center for Teaching and Learning offers monthly workshops for medical educators. Topics include everything from setting expectations and giving feedback to adult learning techniques and innovative teaching. Participation in 10 workshops earns the Medical Educator Teaching Certificate. Visit the webpage to see the full schedule and register for the next session.
UAB Medical Education Research Interest Group
  • Have a medical education research idea or project and want feedback or guidance? You’re in luck! The UAB medical education research interest group meets monthly and are here to help. Contact Anne Zinski for details.
Faculty Development Awards
  • The Robert A Kreisberg Award for Faculty Development in Medical Education is offered annually to support the educational enrichment of DOM clinical faculty. The call for applications goes out annually to all DOM faculty in June of each year. Please see the external development opportunities category for a list of programs that the Kreisberg award could be used to attend.
  • The annual PROSPER educator enrichment awards support and recognize faculty in curriculum enrichment and innovation projects in the School of Medicine. Contact Kristina Panizzi-Woodley for details.
External Development Opportunities

Fellows

Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week
  • Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week, held annually in September, has several development opportunities for UAB fellows.
  • Medical grand rounds presentation by an expert in medical education
  • The poster session gives an opportunity to present your medical education research and get curriculum development ideas
  • A half day of workshops gives UAB fellows the opportunity to develop their teaching skills
Pathways in Academic Medicine
  • Pathways in Academic Medicine is a series designed to introduce UAB fellows to the endless opportunities in academic medicine and exposure to the concepts and resources to jump start an academic career. Check out the schedule today!
External Development Resources
  • The Teaching Medicine Book Series from the American College of Physicians (ACP) summarizes the important literature of medical education and shares the collective experience and wisdom of expert medical educators.
  • The Johns Hopkins Improve Your Teaching website aims to bring the most effective teaching strategies to everyone in the global community.

Residents

Creating Effective Resident Teachers
  • The Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Creating Effective Resident Teachers program aims to develop teaching skills through interactive, monthly workshops. Sessions are open to any UAB internal medicine resident. Contact Ryan Kraemer for more information.
Pathways in Academic Medicine
  • Pathways in Academic Medicine is a series designed to introduce UAB residents to the endless opportunities in academic medicine and exposure to the concepts and resources to jump start an academic career. Check out the schedule today!
Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Clinician Educator Track
  • The Clinician Educator Track is a 2.5 year longitudinal program designed to give UAB medicine residents a broad exposure to experiences and skill development to form a foundation for a successful career as a clinician educator. Visit our webpage to learn more.