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14. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: New Horizons in Teaching and Learning

22. - 24.04.2010, Wien, Österreich

Good teachers are made not born: how to set up an effective faculty development program


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  • corresponding author presenting/speaker William Fulton - Webster University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

14. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: New Horizons in Teaching and Learning. Wien, Österreich, 22.-24.04.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10grako3

doi: 10.3205/10grako03, urn:nbn:de:0183-10grako030

Published: November 18, 2010

© 2010 Fulton.
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We will begin by identifying the key characteristics of effective teachers in medical schools, and rank these characteristics in order of their importance. We will then determine what skills, tools, and teaching techniques relate to each of the characteristics. Finally, we will develop a concept for a faculty training program that addresses the key skills, tools, and teaching techniques needed by faculty members in medical schools, and we will also develop a system for assessing the training needs of faculty members and monitoring the success of the training.