FREE* Newsletter (*Faculty Resources for Educational Excellence)

The Office of Continuing Professional Development publishes a regular newsletter, *FREE (*Faculty Resources for Educational Excellence), which focuses on some aspect of faculty development, including tips, resources, and various opportunities designed to support faculty success.  Current and previous issues may be viewed below.


October 2023: CME Commendation Criteria 33: It’s Easier Than You Think

August 2023: Unlocking Qualitative Research: Insights and Guidance from Academic Medicine‘s Editorial Pros

June 2023: Well-Being at VTCSOM: An Avenue for Positive Change

April 2023: Recognizing and Combatting Imposter Syndrome

February 2023: Making a Difference with Antibiotics through Collaboration, Innovation, and Communication


December 2022: Have You Heard of Open Access Publishing?

October 2022: Carilion Clinic’s CME Office Announces Improved CME Tracker System

July 2022: Clinical Educator Milestones: What are they and how can we use them?

May 2022: Carilion Clinic’s CME Office – Innovation and Service

March 2022:  Addressing Microagressions in the Learning Environment

January 2022: Communication Skills and Delivering Bad News


November 2021: Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education

October 2021: Retrieval Practice and Spaced Practice – What are these techniques and how to utilize them?

September 2021: From Needs Assessment to Improvement and Change

August 2021: Incidental Learning Converted to Continuing Education

July 2021: Faculty Mentorship

June 2021: Implicit Bias

May 2021: Continuing Education & Self-Reflection

April 2021: Faculty Burnout During the Pandemic

March 2021: The Transformed Healthcare Leader

February 2021: Conflict Management in Medical Education

January 2021: Meet Your Virginia Board of Medicine (VBM) Opioid Requirements


November 2020: CME During CoVid-19

October 2020: KeyLIME Podcasts: What Are They, How Can We Use Them, and a Quick Summary on Mindsets!

September 2020: Educational Technology Uncertainty-Integrating Technology Meaningfully into Our Teaching

August 2020: Education Technology Uncertainty – Integrating Technology Meaningfully into Our Teaching

July 2020: Enhancing  Educator Performance with Recognition

June 2020: Taking Deliberate Steps to Combat Racism in the Classroom

May 2020: Leading Our Learners: Faculty Educators as Leaders in a Time of Crisis

April 2020: Approximating the Patient Experience

March 2020: How Do We Move Online in a Hurry?

February 2020: CME is for YOU: CME is “Priceless”

January 2020: Academic Productivity – What Does It Mean and How Do We Measure It?


December 2019: Professional Development 3-Month-At-A-Glance Calendar

November 2019: Continued Collaboration: RUC & TEACH

October 2019:  Celebration of Education

September 2019: Are You Making the Most of Our Professional and Faculty Development Opportunities?

August 2019: Improving Public Speaking Through Toastmasters and Beyond

July 2019: CME for YOU:  Accreditation with Commendation

June 2019: The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE): A great resource for faculty development and much, much more!

May 2019: Microaggressions: What are they and how can we address them?

April 2019: Sleep for Success

March 2019: CME Innovations: Help Us Help You!

February 2019: Becoming a PODigy:  Using Podcasts in Health Professions Education

January 2019:  The Suicidal Physician: When the Doctor Wants to Die


November 2018: CME and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points for YOU!

October 2018: What We Can Learn From the Master Adaptive Leaner Model

September 2018: Cognitive Learning Concepts for Teaching

August 2018: Growing Our Own: Developing Teachers through Educator Mentorship

July 2018: CME for YOU!

June 2018: Getting Your Educational Innovations “Out There”

May 2018: Ageism in Medical Education

April 2018:  Deciphering and Responding to Learner Feedback

March 2018: Growth Mindset

February 2018: Faculty Physician Wellbeing Committee Relaunched

January 2018: Faculty Development Check-In


November 2017: Publish or Perish?

October 2017:  Education Day Extravaganza!

September 2017: Professionalism in Medical Education

August 2017:  Welcome Christie Wills, Manager of Physician Leadership Development and Well Being

July 2017:  Faculty Vitality the Role of the Faculty Affairs Office

June 2017:  Reflections from Dr. Bruce Johnson as he retires from his role as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs with VTCSOM

 May 2017:  The Value of Teaching Observations

April 2017:  Reliability and Validity…Are You Hitting the Target?

March 2017:  Activating Learner Engagement

February 2017: New Library Resources for Faculty

January 2017: New Series, New Options, New Conversations


December 2016: Twelve Tips for Teaching Excellence in the New Year

November 2016: Spaced Education: A Key Component of Effective Teaching & Learning

October 2016: Create an Explosion!

September 2016: Education Research & Scholarship – How and Where to Begin

August 2016: Embrace Your Faculty Appointment

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