What is Duke AHEAD

Our mission is to promote excellence in the education of health professionals by creating a community of education scholars, fostering innovation in health professions education, supporting outstanding teachers, providing faculty development programs and facilitating quality education research. 

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Announcements

March 17, 2020 - 9:35 am

As we practice social distancing and transfer much of our teaching to a virtual model, we've tried to compile a list of helpful tools as you naviga

March 17, 2020 - 9:30 am

Thanks to all who came out for the 2020 Education Week sponsored by Duke AHEAD and Duke IPEC.  As we welcome the new IPEC Center and transition our

February 21, 2020 - 12:50 pm

We are excited to offer an opportunity for faculty who are interested in health professions education as a career to apply for the 2020 cohort of the Certificate in Health Professions Education & Teaching program. 

February 5, 2020 - 10:30 am

The Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor medical society elects a small number of residents and fellows each year who exemplify the qualities of scholastic performance, leadership, fairness in dealing with colleagues, compassion for others, integrity of character, and service to the school and community at large. As you know, membership in AOA is a distinction that accompanies a physician throughout his or her career.

Upcoming Events

April 15, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
April 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
May 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Duke AHEAD Mission

Faculty Development

 

Educator Professional Development Program
Duke AHEAD offers many sources  of faculty development for faculty who want to strengthen their role as an educator. The EPD programs include skill building workshops (monthly faculty development sessions), education grand rounds, journal club, an annual Education Day, and a certificate program in teaching. Content areas include instruction and assessment; educational research and scholarship; innovations in education; effective use of educational technology; and educational leadership. Individuals may apply to...

Duke AHEAD will assist  faculty who wish to incorporate education activities as a significant component of their academic portfolio of accomplishments for promotion by:

  • providing support and formal mentoring for faculty who want to develop a career in health professions education
  • recognizing educational accomplishment with teaching awards annually to those who embody the principles of excellence in teaching 
  • establishing appropriate metrics to evaluate academic accomplishment in education
  • assist in  documenting their education contributions for...
Research Support
The Academy will advance the importance of educational scholarship by supporting faculty in their pursuit of a rigorous educational research agenda. Scholarly activity within the Academy will lend credibility to the education component of Duke’s tripartite mission and contribute to advancing the field of health professions education. It will provide a framework for affirming the value of educational contributions in promotion and tenure processes. Specifically, the Academy will:
  • offer assistance and resources to faculty who wish to conduct...

Member Spotlight

Walter Lee

Associate Professor of Surgery

Why did you join Duke AHEAD?

The question really is “Why wouldn’t someone who is involved with teaching and education join Duke AHEAD?”  Not joining would be missing out on an unique and valuable resource at Duke.