On Friday, December 2, the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Office of Faculty Development will host Aggie Butler, Ph.D., and Steven A. Haist, M.D., from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) with a 3-hour item writing workshop and an Education Grand Rounds for faculty.

During both activities, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Butler, Vice President, and Dr. Haist, Vice President for Test Development Services.

The interactive “Item Writing Workshop: How to Write Better Multiple Choice Questions” will translate material from the classroom and enable faculty members to create USMLE-style questions for improved test construction.  The workshop will be held in Bryan at the Health Professions Education Building  room LL-11 A & B from 8-11 a.m.  with videoconferencing to the following locations.

Temple: Medical Education Center room 207
Round Rock: Lecture Hall S100

Register for the item writing workshop by Friday, November 25.

 

Dr. Steve Haist

The Education Grand Rounds will provide an update on the comprehensive review of the USMLE (CRU) and will be held in Bryan at the Health Professions Education Building room LL-11 A & B from 12-1 p.m. with videoconferencing to the following locations.

Temple: Medical Education Center room 207
Round Rock: Lecture Hall S100
Temple:  Cardiovascular Research Institute room 1R01
Dallas: Roberts Building, 17th floor, Howell Room
Bryan: St. Joseph Hospital, Classroom

Lunch will be provided on all campuses, and CME credit will be available for the Education Grand Rounds.

Register for the Education Grand Rounds—NBME/USMLE Update by Monday, November 28.

Registration for all Office of Faculty Development activities is available via their online calendar.

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The Office of Faculty Development launched a central, comprehensive and college-wide faculty development program specifically designed for the professional educational development of all College of Medicine faculty members in September 2011. The Office of Faculty Development’s tools and programmatic offerings include a website, continuing medical education (CME) modules, an online calendar of events with electronic registration and a three-tier training program.

The Office of Faculty Development’s two full-time members, Lori Graham, Ph.D., and Courtney West, Ph.D. guide the program at all College of Medicine campuses.

The faculty development website is now live and contains more information about the tiers of training programs, events and more.

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