Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
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   Programs and Resources for your Professional Development - November 2023

In This Issue of the CFE Newsletter

  1. Apply for the SMHS CFE Scholarly Writing Program
  2. Apply for the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program!
  3. SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars Upcoming Event & Sessions
  4. Register for the Teaching Essentials Series
  5. CFE SMHS November Faculty Spotlights - Dr. Simranjeet Sran
  6. Faculty Focused Resources: 
- CFE Faculty Support Office Hours
- Managing Difficult Discussions Self-paced Module

Apply Now: SMHS CFE Scholarly Writing Program

SMHS CFE Scholarly Writing Program
The GW SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence is offering a professional development
program designed to help faculty meet their personal writing and scholarly career goals.
The program is called the SMHS Scholarly Writing Program, which follows a peer mentoring and coaching model that meets regularly for 6 months and culminates in the submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts. The program consists of a structured curriculum to include modules from the Coursera Writing in the Sciences Course and assigned readings and pre-work from
a writing-for-publication text that will be provided to all participants.

The SMHS Scholarly Writing Program requires the completion/submission of an application
to select a limited number of participants. Applications are due December 29th, 2023. 

Please visit our website to learn more about the program and submit an application

Please reach out to the SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence ( with any
questions about the SMHS Scholarly Writing Program.
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Open Now: Applications for the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program!

Enhance your teaching skills, foster scholarship in education, and develop your leadership potential. Apply for the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program (MTLDP)! All full-time basic science, clinical science, and health sciences SMHS faculty involved in teaching are welcome to apply. 
The 23rd cohort will run from September 4th, 2024 - June 18th, 2025. Classes are every Wednesday from 12:30pm-5:00pm; in-person attendance to all classes is required. 
Applications will be accepted until January 5th, 2024. For more information on MTLDP, including application instructions and testimonials from graduates, visit our website:
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SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars
Attention Academy of Education Scholars, we have a lot of upcoming events and enriching sessions around education research and scholarship. We encourage members to join our upcoming sessions listed below. Please note: if you’d like to lead an Academy session, please just reach out to Zareen ( and Tony (

Upcoming Sessions
  • Skill-Based Session - November 30th, 2023 (5:30-7:00 pm) on Publishing in Health Professions Education
  • CAPE & Academy of Education Scholars Session - December 5th, 2023 (12:00-1:00 pm) on Generative AI in MedEd

Additional Education Research Resources
CHEERS Education Research Consultation is a way for students, trainees, and faculty to receive interprofessional and interdisciplinary peer consultations for education projects, conference abstracts/presentations, and manuscripts. All sessions are from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, presenters will have a choice between an in-person or virtual format to present their ideas. Please fill out this form if you are interested in a consultation. This consultation can be on a planned submission, an already submitted abstract (waiting for a response), planned grants, or rejected grants!  See the full advertisement here.

CHEERS Session Dates:
      Tuesday, February 20th 2024
      Monday, April 22nd, 2024
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CFE SMHS Teaching Essentials Series

CFE SMHS Teaching Essentials Series

The Teaching Essentials Series program is a series of one-hour workshops for scientists, clinicians, researchers, post-docs, and graduate students who want to learn more about key aspects of teaching & learning. Sessions have an online component consisting of short videos and brief exercises to do on your own prior to the session.
Participants then attend a 1-hour virtual workshop session to apply concepts and get feedback from peers. Sessions are held monthly, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm via Zoom.
Upcoming Topics: 
  • Monday, December 11, 2023 - Balancing Teaching, Research, & Service  
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CFE SMHS November Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Simranjeet Sran

Dr. Simranjeet Sran
Join the CFE as we highlight Simranjeet (Simran) S. Sran, MD, MEd, CHSE, FAAP, who discusses his journey within Neonatology and his role as a Co-Director within the Practices of Medicine (POM) course, his leadership as the Director of Education for the Simulation Program at Children’s National Hospital, and his research interest in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Interprofessional Education (IPE). Read the full interview here.
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Faculty Focused Resources

Do you need help designing an educational session or using a new teaching technology? Come to our CFE Faculty Support Office Hours

Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. with the CFE Instructional Designer

Teddy Hristov, the CFE Senior Instructional Designer, will hold weekly office hours starting in October to support faculty. These office hours are designated for discussing and practicing the best use of educational technology and pedagogical teaching/learning methods. 

If this day and time does not work for you, please schedule an appointment directly with Teddy,
Managing Difficult Discussions Self-paced Module

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center for Faculty Excellence designed a new online course that is now available on the CFE Learning Group page: Managing Difficult Discussions. The module is for any faculty person or community volunteer who will be leading meaningful and psychologically safe dialogue with health professional students. This course offers suggestions on how to lead difficult discussions and how to keep them psychologically safe so learning can be maximized for the student participants.
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