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Medical Education Development and Leadership (MEDAL)

Note: The MEDAL program is no longer being offered at this time.

MEDAL Faculty Development Program for 2008-09

UW faculty and teaching staff may be interested in participating in UWSMPH's faculty development program called MEDAL (Medical Education Development And Leadership). The MEDAL-Art and Science of Teaching program (or MEDAL-T) covers fundamental skills in the art and science of teaching. The instructor is Craig Gjerde, PhD.

PURPOSE. The purpose of MEDAL programs is to enhance the teaching and educational leadership skills of basic science and clinical science faculty in the School of Medicine and Public Health and to better prepare future educational leaders for the institution. The depth of material is appropriate for someone who wishes to become the leader of an educational program.

WHEN. The program will take place over the course of the academic year (September 2008 through May 2009) with participants expected to attend a series of workshops held at the HSLC. Some participants may wish to commute to attend from statewide teaching sites. Some statewide sites are able to join in via videoconferencing. During the 2008-2009 academic year the class will meet one Monday afternoon per month from 1-5 pm on the following (tentative) dates: September 22, 2008, October 20, 2008, November 17, 2008, December 15, 2008, January 26, 2009, February 16, 2009, March 23, 2009, April 20, 2009, and May 18, 2009.

OUTCOMES. Each MEDAL participant will gain knowledge and skills at the monthly workshops and through homework assignments. Each participant will select and complete an educational project, prepare an abstract and present the project at graduation. The program also encourages additional outcomes (eg, preparing a teaching portfolio) that will be useful for promotion as teachers on CHS track.

APPLICATION. Enrollment is limited to 20, but most applicants will be accommodated. Applications should be submitted in July or August. Before you apply, please arrange your calendar for availability on class dates. For further information about the program content, an application form and a MEDAL brochure, email clgjerde@wisc.edu. Applications require brief curriculum vitae, a short application form and the chairperson’s signature. Applications may be sent to 4284 HSLC or faxed to 608-262-2327.

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