Faculty Development at the UCR School of Medicine

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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.


Teaching Excellence Academy

The Office of Faculty Development is excited to announce its new premier program, the Teaching Excellence Academy (TEA). The academy is an opportunity for select faculty to meet with colleagues and an educational consultant to discuss teaching and learning and promote teaching excellence at the UCR School of Medicine.

TEA is primarily intended for mid-career or those faculty with some knowledge and experience with teaching and learning. It is open to anyone with a UCR faculty appointment whether they are teaching didactic lectures, problem-based learning, clinical skills, doctoring, or in a clinical setting. It is generally not intended for faculty completely new to teaching.

There are a variety of benefits from participation in TEA, including:

  • Opportunity to improve your teaching skills.
  • Merit and promotion consideration.
  • Acknowledgment by Dean Deborah Deas and in social media and other outlets.
  • ABFM performance improvement continuing education credit.
  • Three PRA credit hours for continuing medical education (CME).

The program will consist of six three-hour sessions held from October to April, with the exception of December.

The application process is now open. To apply

1. Fill out this TEA Application Form.

2. Ask your nominator to fill out this TEA Nomination Form


Conference on Teaching, Learning, & Discovery — Aug. 18, 2018

The third annual Conference on Teaching, Learning & Discovery will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Riverside Convention Center.

The conference will highlight the quality improvement projects that UCR medical students build during their three years in the Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE). This year, we are also incorporating multiple dynamic breakout sessions, including presentations and lively discussions, on issues related to teaching and learning.


Teaching Physician

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


Professional Development Funding for Non-Senate Faculty (Unit 18)

Did you know that funding is available to UCR non-senate Faculty (Unit 18 members) who want to pursue activities relating to their professional development as teachers and scholars?

Funding may be used for:

  • Academic training (such as coursework related to UCR teaching responsibilities)
  • Attendance fees for seminars, conferences, and performance workshops
  • Travel expenses related to teaching or other scholarly endeavors
  • Materials relating to professional development (Such purchases remain the property of UCR.)
  • Any activities that contribute to your professional development and effectiveness as teachers and mentors

Visit the Office of Academic Personnel's Program and Awards page for more information.