Professional Development Division

The Professional Development Division (PDD) provides support and vision to achieve excellence in family and community medicine careers. Key components are:

  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Faculty Development Program

PDD Mission Statement

The Professional Development Division is nationally recognized for advancing the careers of family medicine teachers, researchers, clinicians and leaders through:

  • Integration
    Build integrative links that advance select programmatic areas and best practices
  • Collaboration
    Promote effective partnerships that maximize opportunities to create and disseminate scholarship locally and nationally
  • Enrichment
    Stimulate an enriched learning culture within the DFCM that both challenges and supports its members.
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PDD Projects

Behavioral Science Forum

The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine serves to stimulate the advancement of behavioral science in family medicine. At the core of The Forum’s success are three objectives: promote professional networking, provide high quality professional development opportunities, and advance the integration of behavioral science in family medicine training.

Center for Ambulatory Teaching Excellence (CATE)

CATE is a non-profit center to aid faculty in publishing and distributing materials. CATE enhances teaching in Ambulatory Medicine through the development of innovative instructional programs, applied research in ambulatory-based medical education, and publication of educational materials.

Research Forum

The Annual Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine CME Conference is a national conference which attracts behavioral scientists, family physicians, medical educators and other interested in behavioral science in primary care.

Winter Refresher Course

The Winter Refresher Course for family medicine is designed for family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other primary care physicians who practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes and offices. DFCM Faculty and other regional experts present clinical updates and recognize volunteer community preceptors.