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Faculty Development

The overall purpose of the Faculty Development Program in the Department of Family Medicine is to encourage excellence in practice, teaching and research at the Medical University of South Carolina, and to do so in ways that respond to individual faculty needs, department priorities, and overall MUSC strategic goals.  The Faculty Development Program will provide assistance to each faculty member to reach his/her individual academic goals, through the use of seminars and individual mentoring. Topics for the coming year will focus on teaching skills, research, and professional development.

Our overall mission is to improve the health of South Carolinians and promote excellence in training of family physicians by developing and improving the skills of the faculty. This program will be led by Alexander W. Chessman, M.D.



Nine Characteristics of a Great Teacher

A great teacher:
… respects students.
… creates a sense of community and belonging in the classroom.
… is warm, accessible, enthusiastic and caring.
… sets high expectations for all students.
… has her/his own love of learning and inspires students with his passion
.… is a skilled leader.
… collaborates with colleagues on an ongoing basis.
… maintains professionalism in all areas…

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2016-2017 Faculty Development Dates:

October 26, 2016
December 14, 2016
March 15, 2017
June 7, 2017

Past Topics and Presenters

MUSC Strategic Plan for Fostering Innovative Education and LearningDonna Kern, MD
Creating Research SurveysBeth Wolf, PhD
MUSC Promotion RequirementsLeonie Gordon, MD, ChB
Family Medicine in Medical EducationKristen Hood Watson, MD
Giving Effective FeedbackJ. Brian Lanier, MD, FAAFP
How to Write Multiple Choice Questions Alec Chessman, MD
Curriculum Design, Engaging Teaching, and High Quality FeedbackScott Bragg, PharmD, BCPS
Communication and ObservationsJohn Freedy, MD, PhD
Philosophy of Teaching and Innovative Teaching TechniquesMelissa Hortman, MEd
Making EPIC Yours - Adjusting preferences, screens, smart text, templatesLaura Camacho, PhD
Geriatric Medicine and Skilled Nursing FacilitiesRuss Blackwelder, Div, MD
Transgender and Gay Men Patient CareMarty Player, MD
Ages and Stages and M-CHATJames Durant, MD
Inpatient Handoff - IPASSLauren Destino, MD
Handling Controversial IssuesDr. B. DaNine Fleming & Dr. Willette S. Burnham
Music TherapyClaire Littlejohn, MT-BC
Teaching to Your True ColorsMelissa Hortman, MEd
How to Develop a Career as a Clinician-EducatorElisha L. Brownfield, MD & Dr. Benjamin Clyburn
Utilizing EPICJoseph Benich III, MD
Introduction to UltrasoundSonoSite, Inc.
Women's HealthJennifer Bain, MD
InjectionsAlec DeCastro, MD
One Minute PreceptingChad Garven MD
Dermoscope TrainingErek Majka, MD
Developing Effective PresentationsWater Renne, MD
Utilizing TurningPoint TechnologyGary Melancon
Inpatient Billing and CodingJairy Hunter, MD, MBA, SFHM
Skin SurgeryBarry Hainer, MD
Faculty Promotion and Tenure CriteriaDaniel Lackland, PhD
Evaluations and FeedbackLisa Mims, MD



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