Is the ACE Program community-based?

The ACE program will provide support tailored to the instructional development needs of community-based physicians who teach medical students in clerkship and selective experiences. Given the remote location of affiliate faculty in urban, suburban and rural communities throughout Arizona, the FID Director will meet by phone, Skype/Zoom or in person, as is feasible and best suits the needs of the particular instructional situation.

How would my site become involved with ACE development activities?

Affiliated sites may request instructional development and support for community-based faculty by contacting Dr. Spear-Ellinwood or Dr. Pritchard. In addition, we will advise clerkship directors that this support is available to affiliated faculty. Thus, clerkship directors may establish a program to include affiliated faculty.

What is the FID assessment?

In partnership with affiliated sites or physicians, the FID Director or Program Coordinator Senior for RHPP & CUP may conduct a faculty instructional development assessment to identify strengths and needs for faculty support. We may also review related data, such as: 1) self-assessment survey by the preceptor; 2) Reviewing de-identified student feedback surveys regarding teaching at the affiliate site, if available; 3) direct observations of teaching on site; and 4) input from affiliate clerkship, CUP or RHPP program directors.

What kind of support does ACE offer?

ACE offers electronic resources for self-managed learning, and faculty coaching for teaching as well as observation/evaluation and feedback. The purpose is to build on the strengths and respond to the specific concerns or needs of the affiliate site or physician as identified in the FID assessment. Educational interventions might involve one-on-one mentoring, journal clubs or study groups, retreats, didactic sessions or online learning modules. We also can provide guidance to affiliate sites in establishing education committees or workgroups.