The health sciences communicator as faculty developer.

J. B. Battles, L. M. Kirk, D. L. Dowell, S. Frnka

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To determine the content for a model faculty development program for primary care faculty, a combination of the Delphi and Nominal Group Technique was used resulting in a curriculum with five units of instruction: development of curriculum and instruction, teaching methods, evaluation, administration, and academic survival skills. A philosophy for conducting faculty development is presented which includes concepts of andragogy, technology transfer, the diffusion of innovation, and networking. Program types include short-term, long-term, and extended programs such as fellowships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of biocommunication
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Battles, J. B., Kirk, L. M., Dowell, D. L., & Frnka, S. (1989). The health sciences communicator as faculty developer. The Journal of biocommunication, 16(3), 2-8.