RowanSOM Faculty Development Program

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To provide RowanSOM faculty and residents with education, resources, and support specifically in the areas of

      • instructional innovation,
      • diversity,
      • collaboration,
      • and ongoing professional skill development.

By working closely with faculty through consultation, by providing steady access to current educational resources, and by offering a regular schedule of didactic programming, the goal of this faculty development program is to inspire RowanSOM faculty and residents to grow as leading medical educators and in turn, prepare RowanSOM students to be clinically skillful, compassionate and culturally competent physicians.

The Center for Teaching and Learning strives to assist SOM faculty with teaching support and professional development by providing guidance, resources, and services. To achieve these goals, we work directly with faculty on both an individual and group basis.


Faculty Online Teaching Course

May 30- July 24

The Faculty Online Teaching (FOT) course sponsored by the Faculty Center and Rowan Online is a totally online 8-week course in Canvas, which gives participants the experience of being an online student while exploring the pedagogy of online teaching and the teaching tools available in Canvas. Most of the course is asynchronous with group work that has synchronous components.

Previous participants have been a mix from no online experience to numerous years and from adjunct to full time. Everyone who has completed the course has been really glad they took the course and immediately applied what they were learning to both online and F2F classes.

IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series

Upcoming Series: Fall 2017- Evolution and Revolution in Medical Education, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 2017, Thursdays at 12pm EST

IAMSE Web Seminars Archives

AODME Webinars

Confronting Reality, Part 2: Suicide Risk Among Medical Students and Physicians, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Presenters: Ulrick Vieux, DO, MS and Eric Jarmon, DO
The purpose of this-two part seminar is to identify at-risk individuals and to demystify mental illness; thereby providing opportunities and solutions to address this problem.
• More information

Scholar Overview: Demystifying Medical Research Projects, Monday, June 19th, 2017
Presenters:Robert W. Hostoffer, DO, PhD and Brian P. Peppers, DO, PhD
A guided workshop through specific tasks to help create a fun miniature research project which can be carried out in a longer form later.
• More information

AODME Webinars Archives

Grant Writing Workshops
The Office of Sponsored Programs, in partnership with University Advancement, offers workshops on various topics. Faculty/staff are encouraged to join us.

The 2016-2017 workshop schedule here. Please RSVP to Heather Martin at

Note: Workshops will be available via web to registered participants beyond the Glassboro campus.

RowanSOM Mentors Wanted

As you know, one of the main ingredients to achieving success in medical school is strong mentorship; someone who has walked this path and can share their wisdom with a medical student to make their journey better. At SOM, we have the D.O.C.’s (D.O.’s Counseling students) program and are in need of physician mentors to pair with our students! This is a great way to engage with students who are following in your footsteps. It’s easy to participate and a small investment in time can make a world of difference in a student’s life. For more information and to register, visit: SOM D.O.C.s program.

Ongoing: Monday Morning Mentor

The RowanSOM Center for Teaching recently purchased a subscription to Monday Morning Mentor. This subscription offers 20-Minute Mentor online programs each week on a variety of teaching and learning topics. Paid and volunteer faculty will receive log-in information each Monday morning via the faculty email listserves. If you are not receiving this information and would like to, please contact Elizabeth Cronin at


Upcoming Events

  • Overview of the Grant Writing Process at RowanSOM
    Friday, April 7th, 2017, 2:00-3:30pm,
    Academic Center, Histo Lab (Room 343)
  • Best Practices for Developing an Integrated Pre-Clerkship Curriculum
    Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, Full-Day Session
    Academic Center, Histo Lab (Room 343)
    Paul Standley, Ph.D.
    All pre-clerkship course and module directors are strongly encouraged to attend as training for the transition to a renewed curriculum.
    Breakfast and lunch will be served.
    RSVP is required by Monday, April 17. Please email Courtney Pitt ( with your confirmation.
  • NBOME 2017 Update and Item-Writing Workshop
    Friday, May 19th, 2017
    Academic Center, MPR
    John R. Gimpel, D.O., M.Ed., FACOFP, FAAFP, President and CEO

    12Noon – 1:15pm – Student/Resident Presentation
    1:45PM – 2:45PM – Faculty Presentation
    2:45PM – 4:30PM – Item Writing Workshop
    Lunch Served, RSVP

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