The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine presents:

Educational Enhancement for Academic Physicians Series

Series Overview

Faculty of UT GSM have a track record of producing solid clinicians upon graduation from their programs.  We are now introducing a formal, campus-wide, comprehensive, coordinated curriculum for continued improvement of faculty academic skills.  The course series will consist of a monthly, two hour CME course.

All faculty within the UT GSM, adjunct clinical faculty are welcome.  This series is an excellent way for faculty to meet the faculty development requirements.  Faculty can attend any of the lectures that they feel would benefit them.  The curriculum is divided into three main topics:  Teaching and precepting, research and publications, and academic career advancement.  Each of these main topics is divided into specific educational program plans.

Series Goals

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Medical Center has the goal of increasing national and international recognition as a first-class academic medical institution.  This coordinated and comprehensive faculty development curriculum can help faculty members gain the needed tools to help them participate as major players in reaching this goal. 

At the conclusion of this annual series, the participants should be able to:

Series Credits and Completion

Faculty who complete all 12 modules within an academic year will receive up to 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit hours or 24 hours of CDE-certified credit.  Additionally, they will receive a Certificate of Completion in June 2019.

Current Series Schedule



Learning Objectives





Adult Learning Theory and Effective Pedagogy:

Moving Beyond Traditional Lecture Format to Maximize Knowledge Retention

  • Demonstrate interactive classroom strategies to maximize learner participation
  • Implement concepts of adult learning theory for optimization of didactic sessions
  • Apply the biological theory of learning to ensure knowledge retention for learners

Anthony Wilson, MD,

Paul Huffstutter, MD, and Justin Jenkins, DO, MBA

Library Conference Room

July 25, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Educational Program Planning/Objective Writing/Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy


Anthony Wilson, MD

Shaunta Chamberlin, PharmD, William Dabbs, MD

Library Conference Room

August 22, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Career Trajectory Planning/Navigating the Promotion Process


MD/DO Faculty on promotion board

Library Conference Room

September 19, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Literature Search/Critical Appraisal of Literature


Martha Earl, MSLS

Daphne Norwood, MD

Library Computer Lab

October 24, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m.


An Introduction to Grants


Mitchell Goldman, MD

Jonathan Wall, PhD

Library Conference Room

November 28, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Precepting for Optimal Results/Giving Effective Feedback (CARE Model and Other Models), Approach to Challenging Learners


MD/DO Faculty

Library Conference Room

December 19, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Navigating the IRB Process/Ethics of Research


Cynthia Langley, RN

MD/DO Faculty

Library Conference Room

January 23, 2019

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Designing a Survey that Gives Optimal Results/Formulating a Researchable Question


Eric Heidel, PhD

MD or DO Faculty

Library Conference Room

February 20, 2019

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Strategies for Including Research in What You Are Already Doing/Collaboration Within And Among Departments


1-3 MD/DO Faculty who do clinical research

Library Conference Room

March 20, 2019

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Incorporating Simulation Into Teaching


Paul Huffstutter, MD

Leonard Hines, MD


Simulation Lab

April 2019


Mentoring New Faculty/Faculty Development Milestones


Gregory Blake, MD

Anthony Wilson, MD

Justin Jenkins, DO, MBA

Kendra Kemmett, MD

Library Conference Room

May 22, 2019

7:30-9:30 a.m.


Stress Management and Resiliency


Kristin Dean, PhD

Library Conference Room

June 19, 2019

7:30-9:30 a.m.

TP= Teaching and Precepting                            RP= Research and Publications                         AC= Academic Career Planning



The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Education Credits

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs, NPs, and Nurses: Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses may use these credit hours toward certification renewal.  This credit is acceptable by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Allied Health Professionals: Professional associations may choose to convert the hours earned to contact hours. Please contact your certifying board to ensure these credit hours will be accepted.



Program Accreditation and Course Credits

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