The health sciences communicator as faculty developer.

J. B. Battles, L. M. Kirk, D. L. Dowell, S. Frnka

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To determine the content for a model faculty development program for primary care faculty, a combination of the Delphi and Nominal Group Technique was used resulting in a curriculum with five units of instruction: development of curriculum and instruction, teaching methods, evaluation, administration, and academic survival skills. A philosophy for conducting faculty development is presented which includes concepts of andragogy, technology transfer, the diffusion of innovation, and networking. Program types include short-term, long-term, and extended programs such as fellowships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of biocommunication
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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