Faculty development material developed for and by COMSEP members:



Orienting a new student to your clinic
An interactive guide, using several video clips demonstrating effective and ineffective strategies for orienting a new student to your clinic (by Jennifer Christner, M.D., Univ of Michigan)

Clinical Teaching Simplified
This 17 minute video provides a simple, efficient and effective method of teaching medical students and residents in clinical settings. It is ideally suited for community-based physicians or clinical faculty who teach students or residents but are not “professional” educators (by Christopher White, MD, Medical College of GA)

Thinking Like a Doctor
An overview of how doctors think and implications for teaching medical students (by Christopher White, MD, Medical College of GA)

One Minute Preceptor
The 5 tasks of the one minute preceptor are demonstrated in this instructional video (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)

Teaching Tools
Instructional video on various methods to teach medical students “on-the-fly” (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)

Direct Observation
Guide to performing direct observation of medical students’ history-taking, examination and communication skills (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS))

Evaluation and Feedback

Ask-tell-ask feedback process developed at Columbia University
(by Andrew Mutnick, M.D.)

The Rhythm of RIME
Overview of the use of the RIME mnemonic for learner evaluation (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)

Giving Feedback

Link 1
A video that covers lots of principles of giving feedback (lots of small vignettes with commentary (by Julie Byerley, MD, MPH and Kenya McNeal-Trice, MD, Univ of North Carolina))

Link 2
An instructional video for faculty on how to deliver feedback to improve learner performance. (by Matthew Eberly, MD, USUHS)

List-servs of interest to Pediatric Educators

What is a list-serv? A list-serv allows groups of people interested in the same topic to discuss topics via e-mail. Those in the list-serv receive notification of all posts to the list-serv can respond. You must sign up for a list-serve and can request to be removed.


The COMSEP listserv is a moderated mailing list of all of the COMSEP members. To use the mailing list to reach the membership, send an e-mail to list@comsep.org. The message will be reviewed by the moderator and posted to the listserv if appropriate. (Commercial products and conference announcements, other than that developed by the membership of COMSEP will not be accepted.) The listserv will accept most attachments. If you feel the replies to your message should go the writer and not to the entire membership, please state in the message to address your reply to the author and not the listserv. (Subscription requires membership in COMSEP)

DR-ED – http://bit.ly/COMSEPDr-Ed

DR-ED is an electronic discussion group for medical educators run by Michigan State University. DR-ED is open to anyone involved in medical education.


The MED-ED listserve is for developers and users of medical education software in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. Discussion focuses on courseware, authoring tools, evaluation criteria and methods, and other infrastructure and technical issues.

APA-NET – http://bit.ly/COMSEPAPA

Provides a forum for discussion among Academic Pediatric Association members.