Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers  

The Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers has two major objectives.

    • To disseminate teaching improvement courses to medical faculty nationally and internationally through our facilitator-training programs in Clinical Teaching and Basic Science Teaching.

      SFDC graduates are available to conduct workshops for other institutions and organizations. Large groups of participants can be accommodated by using a number of trained facilitators to work with small, break-out groups. Please contact us for further information.

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    • To provide teaching improvement support to medical teachers at Stanford University School of Medicine in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education through workshops and consultation.
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Facilitator-Training Course in Clinical Teaching

Each year six medical faculty are selected to attend the 1-month SFDC Clinical Teaching facilitator-training course. The training provides participants with background knowledge and seminar leadership skills required to deliver a series of seven 2-hour seminars to their colleagues and to residents. Extensive opportunities to practice teaching skills are provided. More »

Facilitator-Retraining Course in Basic Science Teaching

The SFDC's teaching improvement curriculum has been modified for an audience of basic science teachers. Modifications include new video vignettes and role-play scenarios.Previously trained Clinical Teaching facilitators return to the SFDC for a 5-day course that prepares them to teach this revised curriculum. More »


The SFDC provides teaching improvement workshops and consultations to basic science and clinical faculty, medical residents, and teaching assistants at Stanford University School of Medicine.
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