Getting Started

Teaching at the DGSOM means preparing and inspiring future leaders in health and medicine. This central academic pillar carries numerous rewards, but also numerous challenges that may be compounded in remote learning environments.

These resources empower faculty to move beyond challenges and make a lasting impact on young physicians, physician-scientists, and researchers.

Policies to Review

MD Program Policies

Resident Policies
MD Curriculum Redesign

The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (UCLA DGSOM) has begun the process to redesign the MD curriculum. Follow us on our progress as we create a new curriculum for a new age.

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FERPA for Faculty, Tutorial and Quiz

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student education records. FERPA governs the release of these records maintained by an educational institution and access to these records.

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Information for Faculty on Academic Accommodations

It is the role of faculty to facilitate access to classroom accommodations for students enrolled in their courses when they have received a Letter of Accommodation on their behalf.

UCLA Center for Accessible Education

Implicit Bias Video Series and Modules

See suggested reading materials, Ted Talk style videos and other resources from the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office.

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Constructive Narrative Feedback

This self-guided module is intended for instructors who give narrative feedback to our students, not just in clinical settings, but also in courses such as Doctoring, Clinical Skills, and PBL, as well as for events such as OSCEs.

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One-Minute Preceptor

This self-guided module for clinical educators provides an overview and practical examples of a teaching method to guide preceptor-learner interactions via five microskills. Self-guided module coming soon.
» Writing effective learning objectives

These self-guided modules are intended for faculty and staff responsible for crafting learning goals and learning objectives related to learning outcomes. Self-guided modules coming soon.

Resident as Teacher

Residents are often called upon to teach various aspects of medical practice to their patients, medical students or other residents. Access modules for the BEST longitudinal residents-as-teachers curriculum, The Clinical Teaching Perception Inventory (CTPI ®) and Resident Teaching Videos
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Medical Education Fellowships

There are continuous calls for quality improvement in content, process, and outcomes of medical education across the continuum, from undergraduate training, residency training to Continuing Medical Education (CME). With the goal of continuous improvement of medical education, it is important to have faculty members prepared to take on educational leadership roles to lead these efforts.
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ACGME Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment

UCLA has partnered with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to co-sponsor regional faculty development opportunities dedicated to the needs of academic physicians. This focused three-day course is designed to enhance skills in providing meaningful workplace-based performance assessment and feedback to trainees.
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Clinical Educators for Excellence

In the academic year 2020-2021, the DGSOM Educators for Excellence will lead the teaching of the practice of medicine while working with small groups of students longitudinally in Clinical Skills 1, Doctoring 1, and Problem-Based Learning.

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Remote Teaching Resources

UCLA Health faculty can leverage Zoom—a secure, web-based video conferencing system licensed by UCLA Health—to create virtual learning environments for effective remote teaching.
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DGSOM Teaching Tip Sheets

UCLA Instructional Resources

Accessibility and Accommodations for Online Learning

Copyright concerns and remote teaching

Keep Teaching during COVID-1

Planning for Academic Continuity

Teaching Equitably and Effectively during COVID-19

Connect with others in the graduate medical education community and access resources related to well-being and assessment.

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