Faculty Development at the UCR School of Medicine

Transforming teaching by providing learning and support to the faculty of the University of California at Riverside School of Medicine through the Teaching Excellence Academy, workshops, webinars, podcasts, consultation, and online resources.



The fourth annual Conference on Teaching, Learning, & Discovery and the Women in Medicine Forum: Fostering Excellence, Innovation & Inclusion in Healthcare is free and open to all. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Highlander Union Building (HUB) on the UCR Campus. The conference will highlight the quality improvement projects that UCR medical students build during their three years in the Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE). All UC Riverside School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend for the chance to engage in groundbreaking conversations regarding learning in the field of medicine, and to participate in the celebration of women in medicine.

The conference will consist of the following:
• A plenary speech given by Beverly A. Petrie, M.D., FACS, RASCRA
• Breakout sessions led by exemplary leaders in medicine on a range of topics related to teaching and learning 
• Rotating roundtable discussions on diversity and inclusion 
• Sessions highlighting innovative teaching projects by members of the Teaching Excellence Academy

Registration Information 

Did you know that the Office of Faculty Development offers class visits, workshops at your clinical location, and new faculty support? Email us today for more information. 

 Click here for more information on other upcoming programs and events available to you. Check out our September course. Our Clinical Teaching Series will help you produce physicians who are life-long learners. The Teaching Essential Program will help you create an inclusive learning environment. 

New Clinical Teaching Resource: Teaching Physician

The University of California, Riverside School of Medicine has purchased, an online resource dedicated to supporting community preceptors and faculty as they train the next generation of physicians.

The site contains over 100 pages of content in 12 different sections. Each section contains quick tips, videos, audio interviews, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to in-depth resources. Faculty can earn up to 40.00 CME by reading the content on the website.

For login information contact the Office of Faculty Development.


Recommended Readings

Recommended Readings

The Art of Delegation is an article in the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity that discusses the influence of delegating tasks. Check it out.

Should You Allow Laptops in Class? Here's What the Latest Study Adds to That Debate is an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education that discusses results from a replication study for the oft-referenced Mueller and Oppenheimer 2014 study. It's clear that the jury is still out, but this new study brings more nuance to the discussion.

The National Teaching & Learning Forum publishes an online journal with a wealth of information on teaching and learning. When reading it on campus, I was able to get full access to all articles through the UC library.  Check it out.

A great article from James Lang, author of Small Teaching on How to Teach a First Day of Class

Some excellent advice on how to get writing into a busy teaching schedule. The Worst Writing Advice in the World.

This is a great, short piece on how to make sure you get student buy-in for the content you are teaching. Focus Your Lectures with the One-Sentence Lesson Plan

This narrowly focused study looks at whether or not the use of active learning strategies had a negative impact on student evaluations of teaching. (Spoiler alert - they didn't!) Will my student evaluations decrease if I adopt
an active learning instructional strategy?

Interesting article from Medical Education: The knowledge paradox: the more I know, the less I can clearly explain