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 - September 2022

Directors Note - CFE Happenings

Happy September! The CFE is open and has space for faculty, fellows, and residents who need a quiet area to work or relax when in Ross Hall. Come see us! We are located in suite 103 in Himmelfarb Library. 
We are in the process of searching for a Senior Instructional Designer to join our team. We are interviewing highly qualified candidates and hope to fill the position soon to support SMHS faculty with their instructional design and educational technology needs.
As always, we are here for your faculty development needs. Please take a look at our website and our new One-pager that summarizes all that we offer:
CFE (Center for Faculty Excellence) one pager
Our Team:
Dee Dee Herrmann, CFE Director
Kirsten Brown Associate Director for Teaching and Learning & Career Development
Pat Latham Associate Director for Education Research & Scholarship
Tayla Beckles, CFE Program Associate
We are available to assist you and provide resources! Please contact us if you would like to request support for yourself or your team related to our areas of focus:  teaching/learning, education research, leadership, and career development. 
Dee Dee Herrmann, CFE Director
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Congratulations, Master of Arts in Education and Human Development Graduates!

Congratulations to Laura O'Neill, MD for completing her Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Summer 2022, and to Caitlin Mingey, MD, who has completed her coursework and will graduate in Fall 2022. They each completed a research project:
  • Laura O'Neill: "Can You Help Me Think This Through? How Pediatric Hospitalists Learn From Their Peers During Informal Consultation," advised by Dr. Ellen Goldman
  • Caitlin Mingey: "Exploring the Feedback Experiences of Health Professions Students," advised by Dr. Ellen Goldman
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SMHS Fundamentals of Leadership for Faculty and Staff - Accepting Applications Now!

This seven-month program is designed to help full-time SMHS faculty and staff with new or expanded leadership responsibilities. The program includes self-tests, readings, group discussion, action planning, and other activities to help enhance fundamental leadership competencies related to individuals, teams, change, and most importantly, oneself. You must have a work project to focus on during the program. This could be a new program or service you are starting in your department or across several departments.
Monthly in-person sessions begin December 8, 2022, with a 1-day orientation and are followed by half-day sessions from January through June 2023. All sessions must be attended in person. In between sessions, participants will work on their projects and receive assistance from program faculty and a designated mentor.
Up to 12 faculty and staff members will be accepted. Support from your department/division chair or supervisor is required. Please click here for more details and to submit an application. 
Applications are due on or before October 14, 2022
Applicants will be notified by November 1, 2022.
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Teaching Essentials Series

Teaching Essentials Series Program Flyer
Each session has a brief online component (video and application activity) followed by a 1-hour in-person session to dig deeper and apply concepts. Each session is held the last Monday of each month (Except for the December session). The next session is on October 31 2022.
Session topics include:
  • Designing Instruction - Monday, October 31, 2022
  • Writing Questions - Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Maximizing Learning in the Clinical Environment - Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Balancing Teaching, Research, & Service - Monday, December 12, 2022
Please register for the Teaching Essentials Series workshop(s) here. To learn more please visit Teaching Essentials Series.
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SMHS Workshop on Generating Scholarship from your Classroom & Clinical Teaching - Next workshop hosted in October!

This workshop will provide faculty with information, tools, and resources to develop scholarship based on teaching and practice. Keep an eye out for an announcement with more information coming soon.
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SMHS Fall 2022 Anti-Racism Book Club

SMHS Anti-Racism Book Club
The GW SMHS Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) and Center for Faculty Excellence invite all SMHS faculty and staff to register and participate in our Fall 2022 Book Club discussion series on the book Under the Skin by Linda Villarosa.
This book club has one session each month until November, held virtually via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting. The next sessions will be held on October 18th & 19th.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Options to purchase the book here.
For further information, please reach out to Jalina Booker (

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Faculty Focused Resources & Events

Publication Pearks: Enhancing Success in Scientific Publication, led by Dr. Sarah Mulkey
October 6th, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 pm,  via Zoom []
Publication Pearls: Enhancing Success in Scientific Publication- October 6th from12-1pm
AAMC Annual Meeting October 6th 2022, Nashville Tennessee
Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 11-15, 2022 in Nashville, TN
The AAMC invites all interested in attending the Learn Serve Lead AAMC annual meeting from Nov. 11-15 in Nashville, TennesseeLearners and leaders can connect with like-minded peers and reignite the spark of collective learning. The event includes a distinguished lineup of speakers who will discuss a wide range of topics affecting the academic medicine community, leading to meaningful and impactful conversations. These speakers are invested in furthering and strengthening the education of current and future physicians and scientists, advancing biomedical research, and improving patient care through thought-provoking lectures and collaborative dialogues. All are welcome, no matter their experience. Registration is open.
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