About Instructional Development

Welcome to the faculty instructional development (FID) website for the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

FID is part of the Office of Curricular Affairs (Raquel Givens, PhD, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs).

Below is a description of the purpose of this website, who is involved in FID, and COM-T's FID philosophy and approach. 

Faculty Instructional Development Philosophy

Article 1 of the University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty instructional development policy states:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T) takes an active approach to developing and improving teaching and assessment skills of its faculty. Therefore, the COM-T education philosophy defines remediation as faculty instructional development and support. Learn more...

What's included in Faculty Instructional Development?

The co-leads for Faculty Instructional Development—Michael Ditillo, DO, FACS, and Indu Partha, MD—provide services, creates resources, and develops programming for faculty, residents, fellows, and any affiliate faculty or clinicians who teach medical students.

Many departments or residency programs provide instructional development as part of their regularly scheduled Grand Rounds, residency program teaching days, or didactic sessions. Drs Ditillo and Partha provide assistance in developing or implementing such activities throughout the college.

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