The Office of Educational Affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville has offered faculty development opportunities for years. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Common Program Requirements, or CPRs, state “faculty members must pursue faculty development designed to enhance their skills at least annually.”
The ACGME further notes that faculty development should be structured programming designed to enhance transference of knowledge, skill and behavior from the educator to the learner. The CPRs are for faculty, in aggregate, to have development opportunities as educators, as well as in:
- Contributing to an inclusive work environment
- Fostering their well-being and the well-being of their residents
- Aligning patient care with practice-based learning and improvement efforts
- Improving quality
In addition to the expectation that development is available to teaching faculty, annual evaluations must include a review of the teaching faculty’s participation in development related to skills as an educator, clinical performance, professionalism and scholarly activities. Over the years, on-campus development opportunities available to faculty have evolved and increased in number and variety.