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Tip of the week: Discover your faculty's weaknesses and strengths

Residency Program Insider, June 17, 2008

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Not every faculty member will excel at all aspects of their job. Many will be exceptional in their technical work, but less prepared when teaching their residents. In order to cater to your staff’s strengths and weaknesses, ask your residents to evaluate the faculty on a variety of subjects. These assessments will reveal the areas in which faculty members need to improve. The program director can then pinpoint the focus of each faculty member’s projected development. Development options include:

  • Annual educational retreats
  • Individual tutoring
  • Formal reviews of the educational program
  • Committees within your department to periodically review the educational content of all lectures given by faculty members
  • Fellowship programs

It is important not to forget that your faculty is consistently learning along with your residents. Assist the growth of your staff, and your residents, and the program will thrive.

 

 

Today's tip comes from The Residency Program Director's Handbook by Robert V. Higgins, MD.



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