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 promotes networking, provides professional development, and integrates behavioral science in family medicine training.

Center for Ambulatory Teaching Excellence (CATE)

Learn how CATE enhances teaching in Ambulatory Medicine with innovative instructional programs and applied research in ambulatory-based medical education.

Research Forum

The Annual Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine CME Conference attracts behavioral scientists, family physicians, and medical educators.

Winter Refresher Course

The Winter Refresher Course is designed for family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who practice in a variety of settings.