Faculty Instructional Development


Clinical Educators

The University of Arizona College of Medicine's Office of Medical Student Education FID develops and implements programs for to provide support for clinical educators.  

  • The FID Director offers Grand Rounds, workshops and one-on-one support for all BUMC clinicians who teach medical students.

  • The ACE Program offers support for clinicians teaching undergraduate students at affiliated community-based sites. 

  • The RAE Program provides ongoing educator development for residents at Banner Health University Medical Center at both campuses.  

NEW CME Course on Feedback!

For all clinical faculty at UA College of Medicine, there is a new CME (Continuing Medical Education) course on feedback.

This 3 credit course is listed at the Virtual Library Hall (VLH.com) at a cost of $75. However, the course is FREE to all UA CoM faculty. Dowload the registration information.

What you will find in the Clinical Educators section?

This section of the FID website contains links to resources concerning the development and enhancement of teaching and assessment skills and practices for all clinical educators, including residents, fellows and affiliate faculty in community-based clinical settings.

Below are links to information about the undergraduate medical education program, resources for all clinicians teaching in Years 3 and 4.

​Orientation to FID Resources

New faculty may be interested in learning more about the resources available to assist faculty in dveloping and enhancing knowledge, skills and practice in teaching, qualitative education research, and feedback.

UA COM Educational Policies  

Engaging Students in Reflection on Practice - on People

There are many books, poems, and other articles written by phsyicians, nurses and patients about the human aspects of clinical experiences. These readings can help medical educators on reflecting about how they can discuss reflection on the humanity in medical practice as well as getting in the habit of contemplating medicine from a patient's perspective. The Reading List below, in Related Resources, is a starter list. Please help yourself and share it, and your own ideas for a reflective reading list, with your students.


If you would like additional resources or materials that you do not see on this site, please contact Karen Spear Ellinwood, PhD, JD, Faculty and resident instructional development. 

If you have questions about the undergraduate medical education program for clinical years, contact the Program Manager for Clinical Years, Diane Poskus, MA (dposkus@medadmin.arizona.edu).