Department of Medical Education Faculty Development Certificate Programs

The Ralph P. Leischner, Jr, MD Department of Medical Education (DOME) offers certificate programs designed to enhance your scholarly activity related to medical education and research.  The certificate programs are designed to provide a foundation in academic skills and leadership with direct application to medical students, residents, fellows and physicians.  Experts will present on a range of topics in medical education and research in a framework that guides scholarly activity.

The certificate programs will enhance the knowledge and skills each participant brings to the classroom and to their academic careers, which will further promote a learning community environment.  The program will be highly interactive with the expectation of concept application in the workplace.  Additionally, these faculty development certificate programs are approved for physician compensation points.

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Upcoming Certificate Program Schedule:

  • Developing Clinical Educators in Academic Medicine (Tuesdays: January 7, 21, February 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31, 2020)
    Although physicians gain clinical knowledge to become board certified in their specialty, this does not necessarily mean they receive adequate instruction on working with learners in an academic environment or personal professional development. With this in mind we developed a certificate course addressing the development of clinical educators in an academic environment. 

  • Statistical Analysis for Research in Medical Education I  (Wednesdays: January 15, 29, February 12, 26, 2020)
    Participants will acquire skills and knowledge that will enable them to manage common statistical tasks that confront researchers in the health and biological domains. From this, participants will be better prepared to interpret research journal articles and to conduct their own data analysis. Topics include: Data Analysis, Probability,  Hypothesis Testing, Student t-Tests.

  • Curriculum Development for Medical Education  (Tuesdays: April 7, 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16, 20, 2020)
    Faculty actively involved within the medical school curriculum will help guide participants through the “Six-Step Approach” popularized by Dr. David E. Kern and his book will serve as a reference and a guide. All participants are assigned to a team and provided an existing SSOM curriculum (foundational science or clinical focus) that they will use as they work through each of the curriculum six-steps and at the final session provide recommendations as to how each aspect of the curriculum can be enhanced or sustained.

  • Statistical Analysis for Research in Medical Education II (Wednesdays: April 1, 15, 29, May 13, 27, 2020)
    Participants will acquire skills and knowledge that will enable them to manage common statistical tasks that confront researchers in the health and biological domains. From this, participants will be better prepared to interpret research journal articles and to conduct their own data analysis. Topics include: Analysis of Variance, Factoral Analysis, Linear Correlation, Regression, Chi Square Test.

  • Foundations of Medical Education Research  (Fall 2020)
    Experts will present on a range of topics in medical education and frameworks that guide scholarship.  You will also develop a research question related to your pedagogical interests over the course of the program and each session will include small group discussions of these developing projects. Completion of the program will equip the participant to join the community of Stritch faculty who engage in scholarly activity through the Leischner Department of Medical Education quarterly medical education research meetings.

You must commit to attending six of the seven evening sessions to receive full certificate credit. You may miss one session or come late to one session. All certificate programs are scheduled bi-weekly beginning at 5:30pm and end at 7:00pm.  Sessions will be held at the Stritch School of Medicine Cuneo Center .


Please contact Program Coordinator, Cynthia Chaidez (cchaidez@luc.edu) if you have any questions.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty development certificate programs are approved for physician compensation points.