Faculty/Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) Program

Sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine and the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME) 

Background

Internal Medicine subspecialties increasingly are training faculty/fellows who will fill a significant need in medical schools – clinical faculty/fellows who are interested in teaching. The clinician-educator academic track was introduced at the UI in recognition of this trend. Many, if not most, medical schools have similar faculty/fellow tracks. Training for these positions involves acquiring a different set of skills and approaches than those traditionally provided to trainees interested in a clinical or physician-scientist career.

The Faculty/Fellows as Clinician Educators (FACE) Program addresses the needs of faculty/fellows interested in a clinician-educator career. The goal of the FACE Program is to introduce clinician-educators to a knowledge base and skill set which may be of use in their career.

The FACE Program

The FACE Program is offered to General Internal Medicine faculty physicians (hospitalists) and Internal Medicine fellows who have been identified by their Program Directors as having a high interest in being a clinical educator. The program presents concepts of clinical teaching skills, observation and feedback, small group teaching, and interactive lecture development. Required and supplemental course components are described in detail on the following pages.

Current FACE Participants

Qualifications

The FACE Program is open to General Internal Medicine faculty physicians (hospitalists) and fellows who have been identified by their Program Director as having a high interest in being a clinical educator.

The Division Director/Fellowship Program Directors must allow protected time for faculty/fellows to participate in course activities. Additional sessions will not be available for those who miss a session. The FACE Program will meet on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00-2:30 pm beginning in September through May.

Interested Faculty/Fellowship Directors should contact Denise Floerchinger for more information, or to indicate an interest in participating in the program.

Required and supplemental course components are described in detail on the following pages:

Outline of Monthly FACE Sessions

Readings and Homework

Required Course Components 

Supplemental Teaching Opportunities 

Supplemental Resources

Useful Links

FACE Program Administration

Photo: Manish Suneja

Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP
Program Director

manish-suneja@uiowa.edu

Photo: Marcy Rosenbaum

Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD
Program Director

marcy-rosenbaum@uiowa.edu

Photo: Krista Johnson

Krista Johnson, MD, MME
Program Director

krista-johnson-1@uiowa.edu

Photo: Denise Floerchinger

Denise Floerchinger
Program Administrator

denise-floerchinger@uiowa.edu