Effective Teacher Series

The 2015-2016 Effective Teacher Series offers another exciting faculty development program. All eight educational strands are represented, including the newest, Research Informing Practice. The program features nine new presenters as well.

In the new strand “Research Informing Practice,” findings from medical education research and clinical research can offer ways to improve practice.

With the completion of the new $5 million Team-Based Learning Center, housed within the third floor of the Health Sciences Digital Library (E3), the Office of Medical Education will offer a true faculty development workshop venue this year. James Wagner, M.D., will present “Creating Learning Objectives” using the TBL format.

If you have any questions contact:

Palma J. Longo, Ph.D.
Course Director, Effective Teacher Series
Director of Instructional Development and Educational Research

Betty Shaw
Course Coordinator
Office of Medical Education

DateSpeakerTopicEducational Strand
TBA James Wagner, M.D. Creating Learning Objectives Designing Instruction
Fall Semester in Room D1.602
September 15, 2015 Heather Perkins Using Mobile Technology in Patient Care and Medical Education Educational Resources
October 6, 2015 Preston Wiles, M.D., and Arlene Sachs, M.D. Student Wellness and Student Academic Support Services: How We Help The Learner and Learning
November 17, 2015 Palma Longo, Ph.D. Knowledge Organization: The Cognitive Principle at Work as a Novice Becomes More Expert-Like in Their Thinking: Implications for Medical Education The Learner and Learning
December 1, 2015 Aimee Gardner, Ph.D. Role of Simulation Research in Medical Education Clinical Teaching and Research Informing Practice
Spring Semester in Room D1-602
January 19, 2016
E3-TBL in Library 
Christopher Faulkner, Ph.D. Team-Based Learning Center Live Demo Educational Technology
February 16, 2016 David Greenberg, M.D. How to Effectively Communicate With and Teach a Specific Audience The Teacher and Teaching
March 1, 2016 Venetia Orcutt, Ph.D., M.B.A.,PA-C and Jeffrey Williams, M.P.A.S., PA-C Fundamentals of Test Development and Item Writing Designing Instruction
March 15, 2015 Dorothy Sendelbach, M.D. Effective Feedback Clinical Teaching
April 5, 2016 Education Week: SWAT
Speaker TBA 
April 19, 2016 Dipti Ranganathan Associate Vice President, Academic Information Systems, and Lindsay Cowell, Ph.D. Secondary Use of Clinical Data for Research Research Informing Practice
May 3, 2016 James Stull, Ph.D., and Dennis Burns, M.D. Progress on the Undergraduate Medical School Curriculum Reform Undergraduate Medical Education

Accreditation: UT Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: UT Southwestern Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Off-Label Uses: Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” use discussed in the presentation. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed.

Disclosure: It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker's presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the handout.