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FAME presents a variety of programs that promote educator skill development through reflection, peer observation, large group learning and faculty learning communities. The majority of programs are taught by faculty subject matter experts within The Ohio State University College of Medicine, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition to programs we produce, we connect educators to the wide variety of local, regional, national and international development opportunities. We promote innovation and the scholarship of medical education to advance the methods and effectiveness of teaching, evaluation, assessment and curricular design.

Exemplary medical education leads to best patient and societal health outcomes. Our mission is to promote the professional development of health professions educators to create a cadre of highly effective, innovative educators who provide high value to learners and ultimately their patients

Current programs:

Educator Development Program: Teaching and Leadership

The Teaching and Leadership series is a 5-session, 9-month cohort program developed in collaboration with the Office of Curriculum and Scholarship (OCS). It is designed to develop the teaching and educational leadership skills of faculty in the health sciences. Participants will accrue skills to facilitate the knowledge acquisition of learners; design curricula and educational programs; run courses, clerkship or training programs. Participants will identify educational tools to evaluate and assess programs.

Program Dates:

  • September 18, 2019, 12:30-5pm
  • November 20, 2019, 12:30-5pm
  • January 15, 2020, 12:30-5pm
  • March 18, 2020, 12:30-5pm
  • May 20, 2020, 12:30-5pm​

Applications for the next cohort (beginning in the fall of 2020) will open in May 2020.

Educator Development Program: Educational Research Series

The Educational Research Series (ERS) of the Educator Development Program (EDP) is a 5 session, 9-month program that combines face-to-face group workshops, independent work, and personalized one-on-one consultation services to help faculty learn the research process as it relates to health professions education. The goal of the ERS is for faculty to design and conduct educational research; in doing so, faculty will develop greater autonomy in navigating various stages of educational research. 

Program Dates:

  • October 23, 2019, 12:30-5pm
  • December 18, 2019, 12:30-5pm
  • February 26, 2020, 12:30-5pm
  • April 22, 2020, 12:30-5pm
  • June 24, 2020, 12:30-5pm

 Applications for the next cohort (beginning in the fall of 2020) will open in May 2020.​

FAME Educator Development Program Steering Committee: 
  • Dan McFarlane, MD, Course Director, Educator Development Program
  • John Mahan, MD, FAME Director for Education
  • Larry Hurtubise, Associate Director, MA Program
  • Anand Khurma, Associate Director for Educational Technology, Office of Curriculum and Scholarship
  • Amanda Start, PhD, Education Resource Specialist, Office of Curriculum and Scholarship
  • Nicki Verbeck, Education Resource Specialist, Office of Curriculum and Scholarship

Ex-officio Members:

  • Heather Brod, Executive Director, Center for FAME
  • Philip Binkley, MD, MPH, Director, Center for FAME, Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Debbie Pond, Program Manager, Center for FAME​
  • Emma Tippett, Program Coordinator, Center for FAME​

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