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Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine and the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME)
Internal Medicine subspecialties increasingly are training fellows who will fill a significant need in medical schools – clinical faculty who are interested in teaching. The clinician-educator academic track was introduced at the UI in recognition of this trend. Many, if not most, medical schools have similar faculty tracks. Training for these positions involves acquiring a different set of skills and approaches than those traditionally provided to trainees interested in a clinical or physician-scientist career.The Fellows As Clinician Educators (FACE) Program addresses the needs of fellows interested in a clinician-educator career. The goal of the FACE Program is to introduce future clinician-educators to a knowledge base and skill set which may be of use in their career.
The FACE Program
The FACE Program includes Internal Medicine fellows and chief residents. The program presents concepts of educational design and research, lecture development, test question development, observation and feedback, and the development of a teaching portfolio. Required and supplemental course components are described in detail on the following pages:
Outline of Monthly FACE Sessions
Required Course Components
Supplemental Teaching Opportunities