Office of Faculty Affairs

  • Seminars for Professional Writing, Speaking and Teaching Skills

    The Carver College of Medicine is proud to offer practical courses on professional communication and teaching skills for academic physicians and researchers. Courses are offered in half-day, full-day and series formats, and are tailored to the particular content and learning needs of the participants.

    Our presenters are flexible with regards to finding the ideal time to meet with your group, even if that means early mornings, weekends or a faculty professional development retreat.

    A list of courses is available through the links at right. Other topics are available by arrangement. Groups are encouraged to consider the course menu and design formats that best fit their members' needs and goals. Please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development at (319) 335-8067.

  • Writing Course Offerings

    • Clarity, Structure, and Reasoning in a Scientific Paper
    • The Writing and Publishing Process
    • Other Common Formats in Medical Writing
    • Patient Education Literature and Writing for the Lay Reader
    • Writing Peer Review and Providing Feedback to Colleagues
    • Writing Grant Proposals
    • Business Writing
    • Powerful Posters
    • CVs, Cover Letters, and Personal Statements
    • Writing for Publication
    • Editing
  • Speaking Course Offerings

    • Speaking for Success
    • Designing Effective Visual Aids
    • Presentation Skills
    • How to Run a Journal Club
    • Interview Skills
    • Communications for Results: Interpersonal Skills in the Health Care Setting
  • Teaching Course Offerings

    Provided by the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME).

    • Clinical Teaching
    • Providing Effective Feedback
    • Small Group Teaching
    • Test Item Writing
    • Other topics are available by arrangement