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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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2017-2018 Faculty Development Dates:

September 27, 2017
November 1, 2017
March 14, 2018
June 27, 2018

Past Topics and Presenters

MentoringAlec Chessman, M.D.
Inpatient BillingBrandon Brown, M.D.
Collaboration and ResearchVanessa Diaz, M.D.
Struggles and Successes in Medical EducationDrs. Benich, DeCastro, Hood-Watson, Mims
Financial LiteracyChris Bunt, M.D.
A Developmental Approach to the Peer-Review Publication ProcessDrs. Freedy, Diaz, Bunt
Conducting Literature ReviewEmily Brennan, MLIS
Four Evidence-Based Principles for Improving LearningAlec Chessman, M.D.
Outpatient BillingSarah Bradford, M.D. & Eric Matheson, M.D.
Population Health SimulationPhil Smeltzer, Ph.D.
Conflict ResolutionDaniel Smith, Ph.D.
Making Phenomenal PresentationsScott Bragg, PharmD, BCPS
CERA Survey ProposalAlec DeCastro, M.D. & Lisa Mims, M.D.
Educator PortfoliosLindsey Hamil, Ph.D.
Running an Effective MeetingElisha Brownfield, M.D.
MUSC Strategic Plan for Fostering Innovative Education and LearningDonna Kern, M.D.
Creating Research SurveysBeth Wolf, Ph.D.
MUSC Promotion RequirementsLeonie Gordon, M.D., ChB
Family Medicine in Medical EducationKristen Hood Watson, M.D.
Giving Effective FeedbackJ. Brian Lanier, M.D., FAAFP
How to Write Multiple Choice Questions Alec Chessman, M.D.
Curriculum Design, Engaging Teaching, and High Quality FeedbackScott Bragg, PharmD, BCPS
Communication and ObservationsJohn Freedy, M.D., Ph.D.
Philosophy of Teaching and Innovative Teaching TechniquesMelissa Hortman, MEd
Making EPIC Yours - Adjusting preferences, screens, smart text, templatesLaura Camacho, Ph.D.
Geriatric Medicine and Skilled Nursing FacilitiesRuss Blackwelder, M.D., Div
Transgender and Gay Men Patient CareMarty Player, M.D.
Ages and Stages and M-CHATJames Durant, M.D.
Inpatient Handoff - IPASSLauren Destino, M.D.
Handling Controversial IssuesDr. 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 Brownfield, M.D. & Benjamin Clyburn, M.D.
Utilizing EPICJoseph Benich, M.D.
Introduction to UltrasoundSonoSite, Inc.
Women's HealthJennifer Bain, M.D.
InjectionsAlec DeCastro, M.D.
One Minute PreceptingChad Garven, M.D.
Dermoscope TrainingErek Majka, M.D.
Developing Effective PresentationsWater Renne, M.D.
Utilizing TurningPoint TechnologyGary Melancon
Inpatient Billing and CodingJairy Hunter, M.D., MBA, SFHM
Skin SurgeryBarry Hainer, M.D.
Faculty Promotion and Tenure CriteriaDaniel Lackland, Ph.D.
Evaluations and FeedbackLisa Mims, M.D.



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