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 participate in one or more topic areas, or complete a year-long program. The 2018 certificate program will launch in July 2018.  The application process will roll out in winter 2018. 

Those enrolled in the year-long program will be provided mentors to assist with completing an education-related project. Projects are intended to match the faculty member’s interests and benefit Duke health professions education in some way. A certificate of completion will be issued to all individuals who complete the EPD program requirements. Funding will be available for this activity.  

Education Skill Building Workshops 

Skill Building Workshops are designed to provide participants with knowledge, tools and effective skills in various areas of education. General workshops will be available to all Duke faculty and professional staff members in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Topics may include how to:

  • write goals and objectives
  • develop a course
  • teach at the bedside, in the clinic, or in the operating room
  • provide effective feedback
  • be a mentor
  • develop a program of pedagogical research
  • write a manuscript
  • maintain a portfolio
  • utilize innovations in teaching (e.g., team-based learning, simulation, technology, inter-professional education)
  • orient new faculty