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Office of Academic Learning and Environment is excited to share our new feature – Podcast titled as CMS FD Talks! CMS FD Talks is a bi-monthly podcast by Chicago Medical School Faculty Development. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Leslie Zun, Assistant Dean of Faculty and Talent Enhancement, who discusses topics and issues related to learning, and teaching in higher education with experts across a range of disciplines within CMS.

CMS FD Talks is available via iTunes (or by searching on iTunes for podcasts, clicking "Download Podcast," and searching for CMS FD Talks), via LibSyn, or by listening to any episode in your browser from this webpage (click on the Audio links below).

Title and Description Date Link

New Curriculum

This podcast provides an overview of the new curriculum that was implemented in 2018-19.

December 2019 Audio
Faculty Appointments and Promotions

This podcast provides an introduction to Faculty Appointments and Promotions.

November 2019 Audio


This podcast provides an introduction to diversity, its challenges and how today’s medical schools must prepare new physicians to meet the future needs of our patients and communities.

October 2019 Audio
Effective Questioning

The way questions are posed may affect how a student learns. This podcast reviews different types of questions, how questioning is related to effective learning and to differentiate between lower and higher order of questions.

August 2019 Audio
Teaching on the Go

Many busy clinicians say that have limited time to teach in the environment. This podcast starts with an understanding of why some faculty teaches and some do not. It goes into time efficient teaching and techniques busy clinicians can use.

June 2019 Audio
Dealing with Difficult People

Everyone has to deal with difficult persons with in the clinical or personal setting. This podcast provides an introduction to the means to deal with difficult people by understanding our “hot buttons” and reviewing techniques to deal with difficult patients in order to prevent personal violence.

April 2019 Audio
Teaching with Learning in Mind

It is important to understand how adults learn. This podcast introduces the learning process, reviews the strategies to enhance retention and reinforces the principles of learning.

February 2019 Audio