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For Educators

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Faculty educators are pivotal to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s tripartite mission and the strategic priority of being the world’s leader in educating health care professionals. To excel at this arm of the mission, educators require support, skills training, opportunities, and recognition. We, in the Office of Faculty Development, and under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development, Dr. Rachel Levine, believe strongly in the key role of Hopkins faculty as educators. We also recognize that our educators represent a diverse group in terms of content expertise (including basic science and clinical), teaching settings, career paths, and motivations.

The Office of Faculty Development is committed to fostering a thriving and engaged community of skilled biomedical educators through faculty development that promotes teaching mastery, educational scholarship, educational program building and leadership.

The Office of Faculty Development strives to partner with entities and resources across the University to assist all educators in reaching their full potential. We are  focused on teaching skills and career development programming to promote academic advancement and faculty satisfaction.

Support for Faculty Educators During COVID-19 Pandemic

The OFD is partnering with the Institute for Excellence in Education, the Office of Academic Computing and the Office for Online Education to provide additional support for faculty who are now teaching online. Please watch for regular emails with announcements for Zoom coaching sessions and other upcoming online teaching skills courses.

Dr. Rachel Levine, Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development and Dr. Joe Cofrancesco, Director Institute for Excellence in Education are available to arrange one on one coaching as well. Please feel free to contact them directly for assistance: Dr. Levine at or Dr. Cofrancesco at

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Teaching Mastery

  • This half day course, offered every 4 months, is for new and experienced educators who are actively engaged in the JHSOM teaching mission. Topics covered include: the Learning Environment, Small Group Teaching, Feedback and Coaching, Active Lectures and Clinical Teaching.

  • The Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center offers longitudinal programs in Teaching Skills and Curriculum Development.

  • We are now accepting applications for the following 2020 - 2021 Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Programs. We are hoping to host live programs in the fall and are also prepared to run the courses virtually.

    Interested individuals should email Christy Swain at to set up a 15-minute phone meeting with one of the program directors.

    Longitudinal Teaching Skills Program Part 1 and 2: CME available

    Program Co-Directors: Dr. Rachel Levine & Dr. Leah Wolfe

    Part 1: Thursdays 8:30 – 12 noon, September 10 – December 17, 2020 (Tuition for both: $7,550, FT faculty use Tuition Remission)

    Part 2: Thursdays 8:30 – 12 noon, February 11 – April 8, 2021

    Longitudinal Curriculum Development Program: CME available

    Program Director: Dr. Belinda Chen

    Wednesdays 8:00 – 12 noon, September 2, 2020 – June 16, 2021 (Tuition: $7,200 FT faculty use Tuition Remission)

  • Summer Teaching Camp 2020 is virtual! The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE), in conjunction with the Office of Faculty Development, is happy to announce that 2020 Summer Teaching Camp will be all “virtual.” We will use Zoom for sessions. We have an exciting program planned with an interactive and engaging learning experience,  small and large group activities, discussions and networking.

  • Are you interested in becoming a better teacher? Join a Teaching Accountability Group! TAGs provide a structured format for peer observation of teaching with feedback and coaching.

    How does a TAG work?

    1. Join a TAG with a colleague or on your own. Groups may be as small as 2 persons willing to observe one another in their teaching roles and provide each other with feedback and coaching or as large as 10 persons.
    2. Begin with a brief, focused training session in peer observation, feedback, and coaching
    3. Identify a teaching setting that you would like to be observed in. Meet with your peer observer ahead of time to establish learning goals. Participate in the observation. Afterward meet with your peer observer for feedback and coaching.
    4. Serve as a peer observer and coach another person in your TAG
    5. Observation and feedback are peer to peer and confidential.

    Contact Dr. Rachel Levine for more information or to join a TAG.

Educational Scholarship

  • Contact Dr. Rachel Levine at if you are interested in organizing a Writing Accountability Group (WAG) for scholarly educators.

  • How to turn your everyday activities into scholarship. This 90 minute workshop provides an overview of different types of educational scholarship and how educators can demonstrate impact and disseminate their work.

  • The IEE provides a variety of funding and grant opportunities as well as mentored research support for educators.

  • The Office of Faculty Development is available to provide expert consultative services for individual academic units in the School of Medicine wishing to provide faculty development programming that meets the unique needs of their teachers and learners.

    Request a consultation with Dr. Levine.

  • Please join us on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 8-12 p.m. for an internet live activity: Foundations of Educational Research (FES).

    This ½ day foundational course covers the why, what, and how of medical education scholarship. This course targets educators who wish to learn skills specific to medical education scholarship and become aware of institutional and outside resources. The goal of this workshop is to provide educators with exposure to the basics of medical education research.

    View email invitation for more information.

    Please contact activity directors Dr. Rachel Levine at, Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr., at, or Dr. Stephen Sozio at with any questions or concerns about this internet activity.

    Register for the course

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