Teaching Services & Support
The following offices and facilities provide teaching and classroom support:
The Becker Medical Library’s collection of Medical Education Resources provides medical education faculty and staff a wealth of resources, including online access to scholarly journals, eBooks, databases and scientific images.
In addition, Becker librarians can assist with database searches, partner with you on systematic reviews, and offer medical curriculum support by providing “information seeking skills” feedback for small student group sessions. Currently, the library is supporting the Practice of Medicine courses with class presentations, small group training sessions and Canvas quizzes and rubrics.
For more information, contact Debbie Thomas, MLS, Associate Director at Becker Medical Library.
The Bulletin of Washington University School of Medicine presents the academic policies, services, and course and degree program offerings of the school. It also includes directories of leadership, faculty, students and staff.
To further the goal of improving patient safety and quality in health care, three institutions – Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine – have created the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CIPE) at Washington University Medical Center. The center’s aims are to:
- Enhance the ability of faculty to function as interprofessional educators
- Advance curricular opportunities of programs within the three schools
- Conduct educational research into interprofessional education
- Rapidly enhance patient outcomes
To these ends, CIPE connects existing resources among the three institutions, creates a community for like-minded educators, removes barriers to teaching and learning together, and provides the infrastructure to create and evaluate innovative learning activities. It is headquartered in the new, state-of-the-art Academic and Research Building on the campus of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion provide opportunities for faculty, staff and students to participate in activities and programs focused on diversity and inclusion. Activities include group-based trainings for departments, programs and business units; new employee orientation; new manager orientation; and other training modules including communication across cultures, generations in the workplace, cultural awareness, “isms,” unconscious bias and disability in the workplace. Please contact the office for additional information, or complete the training request form.
Faculty Affairs oversees faculty review and promotions and support career development, mentoring, communication, faculty policy changes, gender equity and diversity. The office is committed to creating and supporting an environment in which faculty members flourish and achieve their career goals and full professional potential.
The Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC) is the primary location for the MD and DBBS educational programs. Classrooms may be reserved for small group sessions, lectures, meetings and study groups. A typical room includes ample whiteboards, as well as a PC connected to a projector. Auditorium space is also available.
The FLTC offers several social gathering and study spaces, including the Farrell Café, which provides a friendly and welcoming environment for all members of the Washington University community. Artwork is displayed throughout the center to cultivate an inviting and creative atmosphere.
The medical school’s human resources office helps empower and support university employees. Whether you are researching your benefits, reviewing your pay stub, looking to advance your career, wanting to learn a new skill, planning retirement or exploring options to improve your personal well-being, HR can connect you to valuable resources to help you succeed at the university and live your best life, both professionally and personally.
The mission of the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) is to cultivate the best environment in which medical education and instruction can flourish. To this end, the office:
- Provides support to enhance the administrative, technical, and professional expertise of faculty and staff
- Provides the necessary resources to create a collaborative and amiable environment that allows students and faculty to excel in teaching and learning
- Monitors local and national environments to inform continuous development
- Continuously searches for new ways to strengthen and expand faculty and curriculum development programs and implement innovative teaching initiatives
The Office of Medical Student Education is also dedicated to assisting course directors and teaching faculty in all areas of course support, including:
- Course logistics
- Creating, formatting and organizing course materials
- Lecture capture support
- Managing on-site sessions involving interactive software
- Additional details of course rollout
The Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center is used for experiential medical education, allowing Washington University medical students, interns and residents to learn skills in a low stress, high-fidelity environment before encountering patients in the clinic and hospital. The center comprises four simulation suites, each with a high-fidelity simulator, and a task training room. Simulation staff are available to help plan and implement simulation and procedural training sessions.
The Teaching Center collaborates with faculty across the university to design and assess teaching approaches that have the potential to improve student learning and foster inclusion in the learning environment. Services and resources include:
- Workshops, symposia, and institutes that offer faculty opportunities to learn about evidence-based teaching and to discuss effective pedagogy with colleagues from across the disciplines.
- The Teaching Center website, which includes resources on evidence-based teaching, a blog on teaching and learning, and a calendar of events.
- Consultations with instructors to discuss ideas for course changes, whether those changes involve integrating active learning, designing or refining assignments, or increasing student participation and engagement. Consultations may include observation and feedback, at the request of the faculty member.