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CREOG Faculty Development Tool Kit

This tool kit is designed to help program directors meet the responsibility of faculty development as specified in the ACGME Common Requirements. Each module is a brief interactive overview of a variety of important topics in resident education.

These modules are formatted as “snippets” based on the work of Miriam Bar-on* and are written as 15-20 minute presentations that include:

  • Learning objectives
  • A mini-didactic for key learning points 
  • A learning activity with instruction 
  • Summary with take home points

Program directors can use these in a variety of ways including:

  • As a small part of a larger faculty meeting (e.g. when the chair assigns 20 minutes of the meeting for resident education discussion) 
  • As a template for a larger presentation or educational grand rounds within your department
  • As an on-boarding resource for new faculty in your institution or affiliate sites

Current Modules

  • ACGME/RC Nuts and Bolts includes a brief overview of information shared by residency programs with the Resident Review Committee (RC) for the accreditation process including resident and faculty surveys, resident procedural logs, and important information about the learning environment. Possible responses and feedback from the RC are described. This module might provide the framework for discussion of the program accreditation process in your department.
  • Feedback includes individual or group reflection on what makes feedback effective and introduces the “new feedback sandwich” that describes interactive discussion with your residents in the “ask-tell-ask” format.
  • Surgical Teaching describes the steps for effective teaching in the OR including a pre-brief and debrief with learner reflection on performance and objectives. The module provides examples for various levels of learners in the operating room.
  • Innovative Teaching provides examples of interactive learning methods employing web-based technology and social media with ideas for flipped classrooms, preparation for surgery, and gamification. 
  • Teaching When Time is Limited encourages you to explore barriers to effective teaching in your institution in busy clinical settings and hear from your faculty members about how they navigate this issue. The module describes two commonly used methods of teaching: the one-minute preceptor and the BID method. 
  • Physician Wellness is a module developed to describe the prevalence of burnout in OB/Gyn residents and understand how this impacts the learning environment and patient care. It encourages faculty to strategize ways to create a community of wellness in their own institution.

Coming soon

  • How to Write Learning Objectives
  • Developing a Teaching Portfolio
  • A Brief History of Graduate Medical Education
  • Social Media and Professionalism
  • Supervision and Autonomy
  • Transitions of Care/Hand-offs
  • Professionalism

*Miriam E. Bar-on and Lyuba Konopasek (2014) Snippets: An Innovative Method for Efficient, Effective Faculty Development. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: June 2014, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 207-210