The role of the physician in society has always required a broad-based education. However, during the most recent decades, emphasis on the improvement of health care delivery has broadened even further the variety of curricular areas that are important in medical education. In this talk, Dr. Skeff will highlight and discuss a conceptual model to help identify and focus attention on these expanding curricular areas. It is hoped that this model can enable faculty to identify areas for expanded focus and trainees can identify areas of emphasis for their careers.
Dr. Skeff is currently the Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Internal Medicine at Stanford University, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Stanford Faculty Development Center (SFDC). He received his MD from the University of Colorado and his PhD from the Stanford School of Education. Dr. Skeff’s academic career has focused on methods to assist faculty and residents nationwide to improve their teaching effectiveness, resulting in the development of the Stanford Faculty Development Center. The SFDC uses a train-the-trainer dissemination approach for faculty internationally to become more effective teachers. Dr. Skeff has received several awards for his work including: awards from students and residents at the Stanford University Medical Center, the Stanford University Walter J. Gores Faculty Achievement Award, the first national Award for Career Achievement in Medical Education from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the Joy McCann Mentoring Award, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine’s Distinguished Medical Educator Award, the AAMC/AOA Distinguished Teacher Award in the Clinical Sciences, and the AAMC Flexner Award. He is a Master in the American College of Physicians and an ACP Regent.