Faculty Development Fellowship
All faculty who enter academic medicine need a basic set of core academic skills which include leadership and management skills, clinical teaching, curriculum design, research and scholarly activity and professional development. The Faculty Development Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center has been in existence since 1982. The fellowship has trained more than 80 physicians. Many of these physicians have gone on to leadership positions throughout military medicine, including many program director positions.
The fellowship focuses on four formal areas of education:
- Teaching: educational theory, adult learning models, evaluation and feedback, simulation
- Leadership and Management: personal and organizational leadership, academic promotion, accreditation requirements
- Research and Scholarly Activity: basic research methodology, critical appraisal of the literature, Evidence Based Medicine at the point of care
- Curriculum Design: Kern 6-step methodology.
Fellows have to opportunity to obtain a masters level degree in a field of their choice tailored to their Individual Learning Plan. Possible degrees may include Masters of Public Health (MPH) or Masters of Business Administration (MBA). MPH Fellows complete both an IRB approved Thesis and a public health related Practicum. MBA Fellows complete a Capstone Project.
Fellows continue to play an active role in the Madigan Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency through clinic duties, attending, precepting, mentoring, participating in CME activities and maintaining an active involvement in research and scholarly activity.
Throughout the two year fellowship, there are opportunities for hospital, local and national presentations at: Faculty Development Workshops, the Applied Research Course, Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting, AAFP Program Directors Workshop and the North American Primary Care Research Group Conference.
Applicants should apply through the Army Graduate Medical Education website. Applications must be submitted by September 15. Applicants must also arrange for an interview with the fellowship director. Individuals selected for the program must be officers in the U.S. military and must have completed residency training.