Faculty Development DayOn June 2, 2019
One of our goals during Inspire Through Clinical Teaching is to identify course participants with a passion for medical education and teaching and mentor them as faculty for future courses.
Why do we need local faculty?
- Because local faculty understand the challenges of teaching in their specific clinical and classroom environment.
- Because local faculty will help ensure this course continues in a sustainable way.
- Because local ownership and embedding Inspire Through Clinical Teaching within existing curricula is one of our main goals.
This weekend in Addis Ababa we held our third ever Faculty Development day. Ten anesthesiologists and anesthesia providers who took part in our first Ethiopian Inspire Through Clinical Teaching course joined us to reflect on what teaching means to them #iteachbecause, discuss the role of formative assessment in helping learners develop as clinicians, and practice using different models of giving feedback. In case you’re wondering, Pendleton’s Rules won by a landslide as their favourite way of giving feedback.
Faculty Development Day also gives participants a chance to practice delivering different parts of the course, which was especially useful because during the following week Dr Rediet Shimeles and Dr Mahder Barahi (Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa University) joined us as co-facilitators for Inspire Ethiopia 2. They both delivered excellent workshops on Teaching in the Clinical Environment and Large Group Teaching. I’m excited to see where these two strong leaders and educators take Inspire Through Clinical Teaching in the future.
I want to thank CASIEF (https://casief.ca) for their funding and support in making the last two weeks happen. Thank you to Dr. Sonia Akrimi and Dr. Amon Ngongola for traveling all the way from the UK and Zambia. Thank you to the Black Lion Hospital and Addis Ababa for hosting us.
And finally, thank you for teaching me all about injera, shiro, and the right way to make coffee!