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 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.

Stay tuned for our 2021 FAME offerings!




  • 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
  • I recommend...without reservation? Authoring letters for all kind of learners