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Academic & Career Development


The Educator's Portfolio & CV Compendium
1st EDITION ©2002
Authors: D Simpson

Traditionally, our Educator's Portfolio sample book has contained only example entries from each of our 10 portfolio sections. Over time however, our portfolios and CV have become interdependent documents with the CVs highlighting the "what" an educator does and the portfolio presenting the "evidence" of excellence as an educator. To demonstrate this relationship, our newest publication presents copies of faculty members' CVs and accompanying portfolios as submitted for promotion to both associate and professor ranks.


The Educator's Portfolio
Authors: D Simpson, A Beecher, J Lindemann, and J Morzinksi

Recognition of the work of educators is increasingly based on their ability to provide evidence of their impact/quality as a teacher, adviser, curriculum developer, evaluator, and/or educational administrator. The Educator's Portfolio has been nationally recognized as a model for documenting one's activities as an educator. However, the EP is an important tool for tracking your professional growth. Nearly 80 pages of examples from actual faculty portfolios, this sample book provides an array of entries. We include a list of references including our publications in: Teaching and Learning in Medicine (6(3):1994; 9(1):1997); and Family Medicine (27(5):1995). With its fourth edition, copies have been distributed throughout the continental US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Europe!


The Educator's Portfolio Workbook
Set of 10 tabbed dividers, 2nd EDITION ©1997
Authors: D Simpson, A Beecher, J Lindemann, and J Morzinksi

Meant as a supplement to the Educator's Portfolio, this workbook guides you through the process of authoring an EP by providing worksheets for individual use. 


 The Administrator's Portfolio 
Authors: D Schubot and R Robertson

For faculty who have substantial administrative responsibilities, this portfolio explains how to portray these accomplishments for promotion and development. Accomplishments include both organizational and individual responsibilities in the areas of leadership and management with samples of evidence.



Mentoring Guidebook for Academic Physicians
Authors: D Bower, S Diehr, J Morzinski, and D Simpson

Our colleagues are a major factor in our academic success. Senior colleagues can socialize new faculty to the unwritten rules of academic medicine, assist with career planning, and help them form strong colleague networks. This practical, how-to guidebook is for mentors and protégées focused on topics, strategies, and examples of mentor-protégée interactions. It contains checklists (e.g., behaviors associated with academic success) and an annotated CV review revealing the CV as a ready source of data for the mentor to provide support, challenge and vision in dialogues with his/her protégée.
Length: 69 pgs including references


Clinical Teaching Skills

POwER Precepting Toolkit
1st Edition, ©2004
Authors: M Goodell, D Lillich, K Mace, C Kinnee

Optimizing the clinical teaching skills of core and volunteer faculty is a challenge for all residency programs in the context of a busy clinical practice.  In contrast to traditional models for clinical teaching, the POwER Precepting approach advocates an active instead of reactive approach to precepting residents in the continuity clinic.

 Highly rated by faculty who have been trained using the POwER Precepting approach at regional and national workshops, the POwER Precepting Toolkit is a flexible faculty development resource that the user can adapt to multiple purposes.  The toolkit contains a CD rom which allows users to choose between an integrated audio and slide presentation or a slide-only orientation to the POwER Precepting model.  An illustrative video demonstration of the POwER Precepting approach is also included and can be used to orient faculty to the model and/or as a trigger for workshop discussions.  Complete instructions are provided



Critical Teaching Incident Casebook: Advancing the Scholarship of Teaching through Critical 
Analyses and Reflection of ACGME Competency Based Teaching Cases

1st EDITION ©2005
Editors: D Simpson, C McLaughlin 

Building upon Stephen Brookfield's teaching incident technique and the concept of teaching scripts, each case in this book contains a brief description of a teaching situation, the emotional response evoked n the teacher (e.g., anger, elation), the teaching objectives (framed to highlight the ACGME objectives of professionalism and/or systems-based practice), the teacher-learner interaction, and a critical analysis of the incident.  The cases are intended to provoke critical discussion about teaching - from targeted ACGME competencies to teaching strategies - as our goals are to improve clinician educators' ability to teach and to contribute to a scholarship of clinical teaching.



Award-Winning Clinical Teachers Teach: Literature-based ambulatory teaching methods
VHS VIDEO or CD Rom Available; Run Time: 60 min.
Co-Producers: C Heidenreich and D Simpson

Four award-winning primary care clinical teachers demonstrate methods cited in the literature as effective and efficient clinical teaching strategies: 1-2 focal teaching point, priming, teaching in the patients' presence, and feedback. We also illustrate the use of personal digital assistants and feedback notes as part of the clinical teaching interaction. Each method is first over viewed by a narrator with key features highlighted in text. Then each method is demonstrated by at least two clinical teachers in response to a standardized student. Designed to be used as short 1-2 minute video clips or as an 8 minute continuous teaching interaction for use during clinical teaching workshops with faculty and/or community preceptors.



Standardized Ambulatory Teaching Situations (SATS) Resources

    • Improving Clinical Teaching Through SATS Video
      As written about in Teaching and Learning in Medicine (4(1):1992), this video is a series of clinical vignettes each taught by two different faculty to provide a basis for comparison. It is an excellent trigger video to stimulate discussion about teaching styles in the ambulatory setting.

    • A Facilitator's Guide to SATS Consultation Video
      A companion to the vignette tape, this video provides a demonstration of how to debrief the SATS experience. It includes annotated comments from experienced debriefers.
    • SATS Case Workbook and Samples
      A hard copy of the vignettes presented in our video "Improving Clinical Teaching Through SATS". This soft bound book includes guidelines for your own case development including patient information worksheets, three case presentations and related abstracts.


Instructional Materials (by topic)


Understanding and Interpreting Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
Author: Michael Wolkomir

On STFM's best seller list for 1995 and on the 1996 Family Medicine Basic Book List as a recommended text for a Residency Program Director's Library. This pocket-sized book is a great reference for teaching in obstetrics. The third edition adds a brief discussion of ante-partum fetal evaluation, including Non-Stress Testing, Contraction Stress Testing, and the Biophysical Profile.



Senior Moments: Case-based Educational Tool, Vol 1
Author: Monica Ziebert, MD 

Providing medical care to the geriatric population presents unique challenges to physicians. It requires geriatric specific knowledge and skills including an understanding of the physiology of aging, coordination of care, team-based care, and management and referral to community resources. To address these challenges and improve geriatric specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes of medicine residents, we created a geriatric teaching focus, or a Senior Moment, that can be added to topics from an existing ambulatory medicine conference or lecture series.

There are ten Senior Moments included in this collection covering topics such as Anemia, Osteoarthritis, and Hypertension among others. Each Senior Moment within the book consists of a case scenario and then a series of questions in an unfolding case format with evidence-based resources for instructors specific to key geriatric concepts. Senior Moment presentations will require minimal preparation by the instructor. By using the Senior Moments, the residents can learn to apply the concepts highlighted in a conference or lecture in their daily care of the elderly.


Virtual Patient CDs


Medical Student Education

A Structured Medical Interviewing Course: Seven Standardized Patient Cases
Authors: Kayleen Papin, MD and Joan Bedinghaus, MD

PDF Format available.
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