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

January 18, 2022 - 3:20 pm

Widespread organizational and societal changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have made stress management knowledge and skills more important

January 18, 2022 - 2:50 pm

Duke AHEAD Health Professions Education Day:

November 24, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Congratulations to our Fall 2021 DASHE recipients.  Health Professions Educators are often lacking resources needed to advance educational research

November 24, 2021 - 3:55 pm

The Duke School of Medicine MD Program is pleased to announce the following open positions as Small Group Leaders:

Upcoming Events

February 14, 2022 - 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

Sarah Bean

Professor of Pathology

Why did you join Duke AHEAD?

Duke AHEAD brings together an interprofessional community of talented health professions educators. Duke AHEAD provides a unique opportunity for its members to network, to learn and share best practices, and to foster professional development.