Clinical and classroom education are essential elements of medical school. The COM Faculty Life Office aims to provide presentations, CME activities, resources, and other faculty development elements to ensure our clinical and classroom educators are set up for teaching a successful curriculum.
Below you can find various programs offerings, quick help tools, and teaching strategies for both the clinical and classroom realms.
The Faculty Development Office regularly meets with groups to further enhance residents ability to teach medical students, colleagues, staff, and patients by expanding their teaching skills. For more information and to schedule these sessions, please check out our Clinical Workshop menu below.
ACT is an online program that reviews relevant clinical teaching topics. The ACT program will instruct faculty in best practices for medical education and provides CME credit for all UCF faculty. We offer a variety of topics via online modules.
To learn more and see a full menu click here.
Med Ed Minute
The MedEd Minute publication provides practical tips for clinical educators. Each MedEd Minute can be digested in one minute or less and is focused on high yield topics, such as working with struggling learners, setting expectations, and assessment. If you would like to recommend additional topics for the series, please contact Amanda.Ramos@ucf.edu.
- Address Inequalities
- Enhance Your Teaching with Learner Feedback
- Time Efficient Teaching Strategies
- Narrative Assessment
- Presentation on Deficits
- Setting Expectations
- Struggling Learner
- Using Questioning as a Teaching Tool
- Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Learners
- Teaching and Assessing Professionalism
- Working with Learners Across Generations
- Reflect on Teaching Effectiveness
- Designing and Creating a Positive Learning Experience
- Giving Effective Feedback
- Dealing with a Difficult Learning Situation
- Celebrate Learner Diversity
- Continuous Learning as a Teacher
- Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities
- UCF College of Medicine Teaching Philosophies and Strategies Guide
- Self Learning Modules Best Practices
- Models for Interactive Teaching
- COM presentation guidelines
- Catch their attention: tips for giving presentations
- Facilitating a small-group exercise
- Team-based learning: from principle to application
- Best practices: audience response system
- Interactive Techniques
The Faculty Life Office teams with the College’s Educational Technology department, which provides a variety of valuable resources, support, and consultations such as:
- One-on-one consultations, support, and just-in-time training for technology and software applications used in face-to-face and online class assignments.
- Multimedia support in educational content – including images, graphics, animations, 4K and 360 degree videos, and augmented and virtual reality applications.
- Support with storyboards, scanning, editing, and conversion of images and/or videos.
- Support with capture, edit, conversion and delivery of classroom lectures in Panopto.
- Support with poster design and printing for conferences.
The below boxes reflect common educational technology platforms and tools used by many of the college’s medical educators. To set up an appointment or get further information, you may reach out at the contact below.
Each classroom is equipped with audio/video technology, a touch screen computer monitor, a confidence monitor, Microsoft Office, Internet access, and lecture recording capabilities.
Lectures are recorded through Panopto. Please contact Matthew Malone at Malone@ucf.edu or 407-266-1428 to schedule a recording.
UCF’s online learning management system (LMS) is where faculty and staff can post and manage course content and resources, manage assignments and grades, and interact with students through discussions and announcements. Please contact Matthew Malone at Malone@ucf.edu or 407-266-1428 for additional information or training.
TurningPoint (Echo360 Point Solutions) is the College of Medicine’s audience response system, which allows students to use physical “clickers” for submitting responses:
A software suite that allows you to create Self Learning Modules (SLMs) that students can view online.
To schedule a one-on-one guidance session for Articulate 360 with an EdTech team member, contact them via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An electronic tool to present phased cases to students and collect their thoughts as they work their way through the cases
Create concept maps through your web browser and share these maps with other users.
Our virtual microscope program allows faculty and students to access, save, and link to a rich set of medical histology and pathology slides..
For information on accessing these tutorials please contact Melissa Cowan at Melissa.Cowan@ucf.edu or 407.266.1445
For internal Zoom Ninja training, contact the educational technology office.
- LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning provides a variety of training videos and courses for beginner to advanced users. Sign in with your UCF NID for full access.
- UCF Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning
The Center offers workshops, consultations, and resources on a range of topics including curriculum development, teaching strategies, classroom management, scholarship of teaching and learning, and problem-based learning.
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