Faculty Development Workshops


Faculty Advancing in Medical Education (FAME) is a faculty development program sponsored by the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators and the MERITS Program (Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching, and Scholarship). FAME supports faculty educators by providing resources and training in key conceptual and practical skills in teaching and assessment. Launched in 2011, FAME offers 3-4 faculty development sessions each academic year.


  • Enhance faculty members’ knowledge of theory-based education and its practical application.
  • Enhance faculty skills in teaching and assessment.
  • Improve medical student and resident education.


By the end of the workshops, the faculty will be able to:

  • Establish a framework for practically applying workshop topics to their teaching venues.
  • Improve specific faculty teaching and/or evaluation skills.

FAME 2018: 

  “I recommend ... without reservation?” Authoring letters for all kinds of learners

         Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Alisa McQueen, MD                                                                                            Associate Professor of Pediatrics                                                                                Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics                                          Program Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program                                          Program Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Sabrina Holmquist, MD, MPH                                                                                        Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology                                            Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research                                  OB/GYN Clerkship Director, Pritzker School of Medicine

          Past FAME workshops included sessions on:

  • Item Writing for Educators
  • Making a Smooth Transition—Teaching Patient-Centered Transfers of Care
  • Number Needed to Tweet: Integrating Social Media into Medical Education Part 1
  • How to Be a Supermodel:  Using Role Modeling to Become an Exemplary Educator
  • Teaching on the Fly
  • Teaching in Rounds Geared Towards Millennial Learners
  • Giving Feedback
  • Effective Lecturing
  • Small Group Facilitation
  • Objective Structured Teaching Encounters
  • Direct Observation
  • Challenges in Clinical Assessment
  • Assessment of Learners: Linking Assessment to Goals and Objectives