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  1. Nov 2019
    1. To best developfaculty, the same principles of adult education and teachingadults apply. In a systematic review of faculty developmentinitiatives designed to improve teaching effectiveness in med-ical education, the use of experiential learning, feedback,effective relationships with peers, and diverse educationalmethods were found to be most important in the success ofthese programs

      This article; developed over 10 medical professionals, aims to tack the best strategies and initiatives to develop faculty using adult learning strategies. In order to best keep physicians , support staff, and other medical professionals up-to-date with their learning, 5 main strategies are encouraged. First, "Use of Standardized Patients to Teach and Assess Interpersonal Communication Skills" is proposed to instruct and measure clinical skills and performance. Second, "Using Online Quizzes" are suggested because learners can best see where strengths and weakness' are present. Alternatively, instructors are able to better observe where content needs to be tailored to fit the needs of student. Third, is "Using Practice Sessions and VideoClips to Augment Significant Learning in Skills-Building Workshops" as it gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge immediately. Fourth is "Developing Complex Professionalism Skills through Vignettes and Discussion" to develop professionalism through coaching and feedback via the platforms used. Lastly, "A Model for Individualized Learner-Directed Online Learning" is suggested for learners as it give the opportunity for self-directed learning and maintaining a life-long learning commitment to the profession. (Rating: 8/10)