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CME Modules

The Office of Faculty Development is committed to providing educational resources for all teachers at the Chicago Medical School, including: Clinical Educators, Education Scholars, Learning Environment Mentors, and Residents. The audience designations within each category are a guide of the coursework that is most applicable for each faculty type, but anyone may complete any module. Click on each link to access the module. A certificate for CME credit will be provided on the final page of each module; you will be able to print or save the certificate. Each module should take 30 minutes or less to complete.

Practice Gap:

While there is an increasing expectation for faculty to teach medical students, there is not a standardized methodology for faculty development. The goal of these modules is to introduce a standardized way for faculty development and to be able to provide training to all newly appointed, on-site and volunteer faculty. 

Teaching and learning

Assessing a Trainee in a Clinical Setting

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Educational Scholars
  • Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to identify learners deficiencies and providing opportunities for future learning and will be able to differentiate students learning from assessment in the clinical setting.

Cultural Barriers to Teaching and Learning

  • Audience: Educational Scholars, Learning Community Mentors
  • Educational Outcomes:  Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to establish cultural values and will be able to determine the factors involved in training and learning.

Effective Questioning

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Educational Scholars
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to compare different forms of questioning and will be able to determine lower and higher orders of questions.

Facilitating Small Groups

  • Audience:  Learning Community Mentors
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to identify characteristics of effective group discussion, describe the roles and responsibilities of a small group facilitator, list facilitator and learner behaviors that promote effective learning in a small group, and will be able to plan solutions to specific challenges encountered by small group instruction.

Fundamentals of Clinical Teaching

  • Audience: Clinical Educators
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to compose the reasons to teach medical students and will be able to describe what students want from clinical teaching.

Generational Barriers in Learning

  • Audience: Learning Community Mentors
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to list the different generations and their style of learning, explain different generations social and learning behaviors, and how to integrate different generations into faculty's approach to teaching.

Giving Feedback 

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Educational Scholars
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to identify barriers that prevent effective feedback and will be able to employ techniques for giving more effective verbal written feedback.

Performing Research at Community Hospitals: How to Get Started

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Educational Scholars
  • Educational Outcomes:  Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to define the means to perform research in a busy setting and will be able to compare and contrast various studies for their site.

Teaching with Learning in Mind

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Educational Scholars
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to define the learning process and will be able to compare the strategies to enhance retention.

Teaching Millennial Medical Students: Generational Barriers

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Education Scholars, Learning Environment Mentors, and Residents 
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to list the different generations of learners and their learning styles, and explain Millennial students social, learning and learning behaviors.

Teaching on the Go

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Education Scholars, Learning Environment Mentors, and Residents
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to distinguish the most common reason why faculty want to teach and will be able to compose the most common reasons why faculty don’t want to teach.

Professionalism and Wellness

Building Resiliency in Residency and Fellowship

  • Audience: Educational Scholars
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to how stress affects residents and fellows and will be able to discuss resiliency and treatment options.

Medical Profession, Professionalism and Professional Identity

  • Audience: Educational Scholars
  • Educational Outcomes:  Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to define professional identity and will be able to differentiate unprofessional behavior.

Physician Wellness

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Education Scholars, Learning Environment Mentors, and Residents
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to define stress and how it affects us, list the essentials of physician wellness, be able to explain Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Burnout, and will be able to evaluate the means to deal with these concerns.

Professional Lapses, Mistreatment and the Role of Faculty

  • Audience: Educational Scholars
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to identify professionalism in medicine and will be able to construct issues in student maltreatment.

Stress, Burnout and Resilience in the Work Place

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Education Scholars, Learning Environment Mentors, and Residents
  • Educational Outcomes:  Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to state how stress affects people and will be able to define resilience and the means to establish it.

Workplace Interactions

Dealing with Challenging Patients

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Education Scholars, Learning Environment Mentors, and Residents
  • Educational Outcomes:  Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to identify techniques to deal with difficult patients and will be able to recognize the perpetrators of personal violence.

Dealing with Challenging Physicians and Administrators

  • Audience: Clinical Educators
  • Educational Outcomes:  Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to recall how physicians and administrators can be difficult and will be able to develop the means to deal with these challenging people.

The Essentials for Advisors & Mentors: Implicit Bias

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Education Scholars, Learning Environment Mentors, and Residents 
  • Educational Outcomes: To understand what implicit bias is and how it may be exceeded and to consider techniques to reduce its influence in healthcare.

The Essentials for Advisors & Mentors: Running Effective Meetings

  • Audience: Learning Community Mentors
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to understand the means to run an effective meeting, review the barriers to an effective meeting, and list the problems that interfere with an effective meeting.

The Essentials for Advisors & Mentors: Sexual Harassment

  • Audience: Learning Community Mentors
  • Educational Outcomes: Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to identify sexual harassment, describe how sexual harassment can manifest and will be able to list the means to deal with sexual harassment.

The Learning Environment: Student Treatment

  • Audience: Clinical Educators, Education Scholars, Learning Environment Mentors, and Residents
  • Educational Outcomes:  Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to define the current concepts regarding student mistreatment and will be able to demonstrate short- and long-term consequences of student mistreatment.

Mentoring Challenging Students

  • Audience:  Clinical Educators, Educational Scholars
  • Educational Outcomes:  Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to assess the etiology of challenging students and will be able to manage challenging students.