Health Professions Faculty Development Initiative

The Health Professions Faculty Development Initiative (HPFDI) is a faculty development program designed to enhance teaching for clinicians and health professional faculty across the VCU Health Sciences campus.  The program was developed at VCU in 2019 to support faculty development in teaching behaviors and to develop a model for effective teaching in an interprofessional setting.

HPFDI currently offers the following services:

  • Enhance Your Teaching workshops and conferences - in person or virtual
  • Consultative services for schools, departments, programs
  • Individual faculty coaching and teaching observation

Enhance Your Teaching Workshops

The Enhance Your Teaching workshops are based on the Stanford Faculty Development Center framework; an evidence-based, non-prescriptive behavioral approach to teaching and learning with a rich 40-year history of documented success. The model is applicable to all health professions and to those teaching in the classroom, small group settings, distance learning, or the clinical setting. 

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Consultative Services

The HPFDI team is enthusiastic about meeting the needs of programs, departments and schools on the VCU Health Campus and is able to provide the following consultative services:

  • Grand Rounds and other single lectures
  • Faculty development retreats
  • Full seminar series on faculty development in teaching skills
  • Consultation in faculty development program development

HPFDI Facilitators