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Residency Faculty Fundamentals Celebrates the First Year

June 26, 2018—The Residency Faculty Fundamentals Certificate Program was launched last June to provide online training for residency faculty. The certificate program addresses a critical need identified by members, as well as ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine that state “There must be a structured program of faculty development that involves regularly scheduled faculty development activities designed to enhance the effectiveness of teaching, administration, leadership, scholarship, clinical, and behavioral components of faculty members’ performance.”1

In its first year, 175 faculty, residents, and practicing physicians enrolled in the program and 18 have completed the course and received their certificate of completion and a letter of accomplishment which was sent to their program director. Highlights from the first year are depicted below in the infographic.

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This certificate program includes self-led courses with assignments to provide foundational training for residency faculty. Completion of the track requires a minimum of 30 hours and covers:

  1. The structure and requirements of residency education
  2. How to be an effective and efficient faculty member
  3. The nuts and bolts of curriculum development and teaching
  4. Strategies for assessment, feedback, and remediation of residents

To learn more about the program,visit the Residency Faculty Fundamentals Certificate Program page.


  1. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine. March 28, 2017

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