Educator Development

Initiatives for Educator Development

The goals of the Initiatives for Educator Development are to assist faculty in their pursuit of scholarly educational activity; to sensitize faculty to current educational issues; and to enhance the teaching skills necessary for educating physicians in the 21st century. The Initiatives for Educator Development consists of three components:

Workshops and Mini-Fellowships

Workshops and mini-fellowships are offered in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Dental Branch, and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The goal of these programs is to enhance the teaching skills of those involved in health science education. Topics have included team learning, curriculum design, teaching in the ambulatory setting, measuring educational outcomes, small group interaction, portfolio preparation, and technology in teaching. Offerings include stand-alone sessions as well as a series of sessions that extend over several weeks. This series allows faculty the flexibility to choose the sessions likely to be of most benefit.
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Graduate Programs for Health Science Educators

The University of Houston’s College of Education offers three graduate programs which emphasize teaching and learning for health science professionals online and on the campus of the Texas Medical Center.
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Resident Workshops

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) requires that residents who supervise or teach medical students must be prepared for their roles in teaching and evaluation. The Office of Educational Programs offers one-hour sessions on teaching skills and principles of feedback. Sessions can easily be scheduled within a Noon Conference or other didactic sessions. Other resident workshop topics include test-taking and knowledge acquisition strategies and effective presentation skills.

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Speakers Bureau

Click on the link below to see a list of local experts who can present to your program or department on a variety of topics related to undergraduate and graduate medical education.  Speakers are organized by topic area and contact information is provided.
Speakers Bureau

Health Educators Fellowship Program (HEFP)


The Health Educators Fellowship Program (HEFP) is a collaborative initiative between three schools of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; the School of Dentistry, the Medical School and the School of Public Health.
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Program Director Resources

Drs. Allison Ownby and Peggy Hsieh are also available to provide individual consultation to assist with writing goals and objectives, creating assessment tools, and program evaluation.  For scheduling or additional information please contact:

Dr. Allison Ownby - 713-500-5131

Dr. Peggy Hsieh - 713-500-7482