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ISSUE 18 August 2016


Faculty Matters is a bimonthly publication for the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty.


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Teaching Procedures
August 18, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Matt Rustici, MD and Kristina Tocce, MD, MPH   
AO1, Room 4101 

Learning Styles
August 24, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Suzanne Brandenburg, MD, FACP
AO1, Room 6101 

Giving Effective Feedback
Sept. 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   
Multiple Presenters
Location TBD 

Teach, Learn, Guide - Using Learning Theory to Give a Killer Talk       
Sept. 14, 2016
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Dennis Boyle, MD
Location TBD 

Flipped Classrooms - Examples and Tools
Sept. 15, 2016
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Janet Corral, PhD

Promotion 101 for Clinician-Educators
Sept. 15, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
Steven Lowenstein, MD, MPH
Ed 2 North, 1206 

Herding Cats Leadership Workshop
Sept. 27, 2016
8:00 a.m. to Noon
Kari Granger, PCC
Fulginiti - Gossard Forum 

Active Learning - 3 Easy Ways
Sept. 29, 2016
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Janet Corral, PhD

Promotion 101 for Research-Intensive Faculty  
October 6, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Steven Lowenstein, MD, MPH
Ed 2 North, 1206 

Flipped Classrooms - Examples and Tools
Oct. 13, 2016
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Janet Corral, PhD
Webinar ​​

Top Tips for Selecting an App for Health Professions Education

By Janet Corral, Helen Macfarlane and Michele Doucette

Mobile or web-based apps hold much promise for health professions education. However, faculty are often surprised at how many considerations are involved with being successful at adopting an app and integrating it into learning experiences.

Administrative Tips

As you review and select an app, consider the following:  ​

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School of Medicine Educators Honored for Excellence

Three faculty members and one staff member were recently honored by the Academy of Medical Educators for cultivating and promoting excellence in teaching.

Excellence in Direct Teaching

The award for excellence in direct teaching was presented to Michael L. Fisher, MD, clinical professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, for teaching Cardiac Diagnostic Skills, an elective at St. Joseph’s Hospital. In the words of one of his nominators, “He is an incredibly skilled teacher, with years of experience under his belt, a wealth of humanism in his heart, and a sincere interest in every student who crosses his path. He believes that teaching is a skill to learn in itself and not something that necessarily comes naturally to all physicians. As a result, he is constantly working on his technique, updating his lesson plans and seeking out feedback from students. He is a wonderful role model for us all, and a teacher that none of us will forget!”

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​New Faculty Inducted into Academy of Medical Educators

The Academy of Medical Educators inducted 18 new members on July 25, 2016. We congratulate the following educators for being recognized for their dedication to achieving excellence in academic medicine.

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Faculty Honored for Professionalism During Matriculation Ceremony

Two School of Medicine faculty were honored on Aug. 12.

Maureen Garrity, PhD, associate professor, Department of Medicine, and associate dean, Department of Student Affairs, was recognized as a dedicated leader, advocate and mentor to students and colleagues. One letter of nomination states: “Dean Garrity is an exemplar of professionalism, with a longstanding record of dedication to the well-being of students.”

Wendy Madigosky, MD, associate professor, Department of Family Medicine and director, Foundations of Doctoring Curriculum, was recognized for her remarkable interprofessional professionalism. One letter of nomination states: “Her skills in working across the professions with respect, integrity and commitment to excellence have been recognized by School of Medicine faculty and administrators, as well as faculty and administrators within the College of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy Program, CHA-PA Program, School of Dental Medicine and Anesthesiologist Assistant Program.”

Congratulations to both honorees, as well as all nominees for these distinguished awards.

You’re Invited: A Toast to Diversity​ 

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