Faculty Development

Learn more about the faculty development workshops, consultations, events and programs run by the Central Michigan University College of Medicine.


The Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development at the Central Michigan University College of Medicine is dedicated to providing comprehensive support to our faculty members. Our primary goal is to foster their professional growth and enhance the quality of medical education within our institution.

To achieve this, we offer a wide range of ongoing development opportunities that encompass various areas crucial to faculty success. These include instructional methods and evaluation, educational program leadership, mentoring, and scholarly activity. Through carefully designed workshops, engaging campus events, and personalized consultations at both the individual and department levels, we strive to deliver exceptional professional development experiences for our medical faculty.

Our commitment extends to equipping faculty with essential resources in key areas of focus. We provide valuable materials, guidance and tools on effective teaching techniques, fostering strong relationships with learners, conducting impactful research and scholarship, and much more. By ensuring our faculty has access to these resources, we aim to empower them to excel in their roles as educators, mentors, and scholars.

At the heart of our efforts is a patient-centered and evidence-based approach to medical education. By supporting faculty in their professional development, we contribute to the creation of a high-quality medical education program that places utmost importance on the well-being of patients and the integration of the latest evidence-based practices.

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development is dedicated to providing unwavering support to the esteemed faculty members of the College of Medicine at Central Michigan University. Through a combination of ongoing development opportunities, tailored consultations, and a wealth of resources, we aim to empower our faculty to deliver exceptional education, foster impactful research, and provide outstanding patient care

Faculty resources

Academy of Medical Educators

The Academy of Medical Educators is a group of distinguished professionals who serve as a resource for the academic mission of the College of Medicine. The Academy supports innovation and scholarship in medical education, mentoring, leadership, and career development throughout the institution and affiliated sites. Through the Academy, the College of Medicine recognizes excellence, innovation and effectiveness.

Contact us at  CMEDAME@cmich.edu for more information on the Academy of Medical Educators.

Teaching Observation Program

The Teaching Observation Program for Foundational Science faculty offers a valuable opportunity for professional growth and collaboration among educators. This program pairs faculty members together, allowing them to observe each other's teaching methods in the classroom. Following the observations, participants engage in a constructive feedback process, sharing insights, suggestions, and best practices to enhance their teaching effectiveness. This collaborative approach fosters a supportive environment where faculty members can learn from one another, gain fresh perspectives, and continuously improve their instructional techniques. By encouraging the exchange of ideas and promoting a culture of reflective teaching, the Teaching Observation Program plays a vital role in cultivating excellence in medical education and the development of exceptional educators.

Contact us at  CMED_FD@cmich.edu to learn more about the Teaching Observation Program.