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 Schedule 2018: 

Leading Small Group Sessions Effectively:  Preparation, Educating, and Connecting                                                                                                          Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12:00pm-1:30pm                                            Register Here - Leading Small Groups                                                                      This activity has been approved from AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.         

Michael Marcangelo, MD, FAPM, DFAPA                                                        Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience                                                                                                                                        Nicola Orlov, MD’08, MPH                                                                                Assistant Professor, Department of Academic Pediatrics


Improving Skills in Giving Effective Feedback to Learners                          Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:30pm-4pm                                                          Register Here - Feedback                                                                                            This activity has been approved from AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.   

Halina Brukner, MD                                                                                                        Professor of Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Diane Altkorn, MD’82                                                                                                      Professor of Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Amber Pincavage, MD’07                                                                                Assistant Professor of Medicine


Mentoring in Scholarship                                                                                Thursday, May 10, 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm                                                                  Register Here - Mentoring in Scholarship                                                                This activity has been approved from AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.                       

Beth Plunkett, MD’97, MPH                                                                                            Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology                  NorthShore University HealthSystem                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rachel Wolfson, MD’00                                                                                                  Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care

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