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Pan Afr Med J. 2017 Mar 14;26:141. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2017.26.141.9069. eCollection 2017.

Faculty development in family medicine education: what is needed?

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1
Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency, University of California-San Francisco Northern California Faculty Development Fellowship, USA.
2
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, USA.
3
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, USA, Memorial Family Medicine Residency, USA.
4
Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
5
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA.
6
Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, USA.

Abstract

A growing number of countries are embracing graduate training in the specialty of Family Medicine as a core component of global health systems reform. One significant challenge for new programs is to adequately prepare for educational excellence and leadership. Promising residents are often encouraged to remain in their program as faculty, but may not have had the benefit of specific training in teaching, curriculum development, learner assessment or educational leadership. Faculty Development is a potential avenue to providing these skills to new Family Medicine Faculty and to encourage new graduates to consider teaching. We are currently seeking to further clarify what the current needs and future possibilities are for Family Medicine Faculty Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

KEYWORDS:

Faculty development; family medicine; primary care

PMID:
28533864
PMCID:
PMC5429452
DOI:
10.11604/pamj.2017.26.141.9069
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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