The Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers, in operation 1985-2019, was established to meet two major objectives.
- To disseminate teaching improvement courses to medical faculty nationally and internationally through our facilitator-training programs in Clinical Teaching and Basic Science Teaching. SFDC graduates are available to conduct workshops for other institutions and organizations. Large groups of participants can be accommodated by using a number of trained facilitators to work with small, break-out groups. Program alumni can be contacted directly for further information.
- To provide teaching improvement workshops for medical teachers involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education at Stanford University.
Facilitator-Training Course in Clinical Teaching
The facilitator training course is no longer being offered.
Each year six medical faculty were selected to attend a 1-month SFDC Clinical Teaching facilitator-training course. The training provided participants with background knowledge and seminar leadership skills required to deliver a series of seven 2-hour seminars to their colleagues and to residents. Extensive opportunities to practice teaching skills were provided. More
Facilitator-Retraining Course in Basic Science Teaching
The facilitator retraining course is no longer being offered.
The SFDC's teaching improvement curriculum was modified for an audience of basic science teachers. Modifications included new video vignettes and role-play scenarios. Previously trained Clinical Teaching facilitators returned to the SFDC for a 5-day course that prepared them to teach this revised curriculum. More
Teaching Support at Stanford University School of Medicine
The SFDC has provided teaching improvement workshops and consultations to basic science and clinical faculty, medical residents, postdoctoral scholars and teaching assistants at Stanford University School of Medicine. Teaching workshops will continue to be offered at Stanford. More