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Office of Faculty Affairs and  Professional Development

September FOCUS On Academic Career Development April 2010

Teaching Portfolio If you are a faculty member at the School of Medicine and are being considered for promotion, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development’s website to view the Teaching Portfolio PowerPoint presentation at the link listed below: http://www.medschool.umaryland.e du/opd/board.asp

Once reviewed, send your CV to Dr. Nancy Lowitt at Nlowitt@som.umaryland.ed u to begin the development of your teaching portfolio. Suggestions/Ideas for  Additional Faculty  Development  Workshops: Do you have a lecture that you would like to share with faculty members? If so, please contact Robertha Simpson, MBA, Program Manager, at 410-706-8633 or Rsimpson@som.umaryland. edu for consideration.

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SAVE THE DATE Dean Reece’s Annual New Faculty Orientation Program is scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2010 (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) in the Southern Management Conference Center. This Orientation Program is mandatory for all new Faculty. Register online at:

Seminars/Resources for Academic Career Development Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar (September 24 – 27, 2010) This is a three-day professional development seminar designed for junior faculty who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine. Registration Link:

Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (December 11 - 14, 2010) This is a three and a half day program designed for Women primarily at the associate professor level. However, women who are in earlier stages of their career will be considered on an individual basis. The program goal is to enhance knowledge and skills needed to support progress along the path to leadership in academic medicine. Registration Link:

Physician Resources The American Medical Association offers a list of resources for physicians, including topics on Medical Ethics, Clinical Practice Improvements, Patient Education Materials and other resources. Website:

Women Faculty: Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) provides leadership and development for women in higher education administration. Click on the link below for additional information: titutes.asp

MedEdPortal MedEdPortal is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources. Website:

International Opportunities in Medical Education This website offers a listing of medical international opportunities in both the United States and Canadian medical schools. Website:

Contact Us General Office Number: 410-706-3681

Listing of Faculty Development Workshops September 2010 September 14th, Feedback (12:00—1:00 p.m.), Conference Room 14-007 Bressler Research Building

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Maryland designates these activities for a maximum of 1 or 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their

participation in the activity.

Effective teachers provide feedback to their learners. In this workshop we will review the critical skills for providing effective, targeted feedback in a variety of medical education settings. A model for Feedback will be presented (3 10-minute meetings with the learner), and the differences between formative (mid-course) and summative (end of course grade) will be explored. Participants will be able to identify and use effectively the skills which are necessary to provide learner, feedback in the medical education setting, including observation/data gathering, facilitating learner self- assessment and planning for longer-term follow-up. Nancy R. Lowitt, MD, Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

September 23rd , Preparing a Manuscript for Submission to a Peer-Reviewed Journal (12:00—1:00 p.m.), Conference Room 14-007, Bressler Research Building This presentation will guide participants through the process of formatting a manuscript to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome from peer review. Topics to be covered include choosing a target journal, the importance of complying with instructions for authors, organizing the parts

Ta rgeted Audience: Faculty, Fellows & Residents

of the manuscript, and reacting to the peer-review decision. The speaker is a

If you require special accommodations to attend this educational activity, please provide information about your requirements to Robertha Simpson at Rsimpson@som.umaryland.e du or 410-706-8633.

Linda J. Kesselring, MS, ELS, Emergency Department of Emergency

Register online at:

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