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DTF seminars focus on different areas of educational theory, research methods, teaching methods, educational technology, curriculum design, assessment of students, faculty development, leadership, and career planning. The DTF endowment has allowed us to invite four or five visiting professors per year. Generally the sessions consist of a 2 hour seminar on a medical education topic, with the final hour reserved for discussion of fellows’ projects or presentations from former Deans Teaching Fellows.

Sample Topics Provided Over Two Year Program

  • Curiosity
  • Project presentations - 1st year fellows
  • Learning Plans
  • Effective Teaching
  • Qualitative Research
  • Survey Design
  • Poster Presentations
  • Mentor Speed Dating
  • Peer Assessment
  • How to Give a Lecture
  • Managing Conflict in Professional Relationships
  • Culture and Discrimination
  • Narrative Medicine
  • The Problem Learner
  • Informal Curriculum
  • Leadership
  • History of Medical Education
  • Self-Care / Mindfulness
  • Introduction to Dean's Teaching Fellowship
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Understanding the Promotion Process-Maximizing your Career Success        
  • Expanding your Teaching Repertoire:  Methods to Madness
  • The Flipped Classroom
  • Simulation Training
  • Team-Based Learning
  • Educating about Safety and its Perils
  • Expertise
  • Methods and Approaches for Assessing Clinical Reasoning
  • Resilience

For further information contact the Office for Faculty Development:

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 706
Rochester, NY 14642

Room 1-4444

(585) 276-3782
(585) 276-1208 (fax)