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Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Up to $40,000 in Loan Repayment for Health Professions Faculty
The 2015 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open.
All completed applications must be submitted by June 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm ET to be considered for an award. Please refer to the Application and Program Guidance on the Faculty Loan Repayment Program website for all of the program requirements.
The Faculty Loan Repayment Program supports health professions educators who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and serve a vital role in preparing the next generation of health care professionals. The financial assistance offered through the Faculty Loan Repayment Program decreases the economic barriers associated with pursuing a career as a health professions educator preparing the next generation of health professionals.
Prospective Applicants Should Know:
Applicants are encouraged to complete their application as early as possible. Please visit the Faculty Loan Repayment Program website to learn more.
The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
A one-year, degree-granting, full-time fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, beginning in July 2015.
Introduction to the Special Issue on Blended Learning in the Health Sciences
If there is other information you would like to see added to the site, please send us a note.
The College of Medicine recently presented the following outstanding faculty with special awards during the Clinical Education Awards Day:
Dr. Allen Norin was elected to serve as the Region 9 representative election to the OPTN/UNOS Histocompatibility Committee. Dr. Norin's term will begin July 1, 2015 and end June 30, 2017.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Norin and also thanking Dr. Amy Hahn for serving the region in this capacity for the past two years.
Downstate's COM Integrative Curriculum Design Unique and Innovative:
Drs. Lee Eisner and Rikki Ovitsh presented a snapshot of our CS/MK integrative approach of Head and Neck at the NEGEA (Northeast regional meeting for the AAMC) titled: "A Multimodal Active Learning Approach to Integrating Biomedical Knowledge with Clinical Skills Development of the Head and Neck Region".
Not only did I have people coming over to me throughout the day impressed with how we actually accomplished the integration and wanted to speak with me about it to bring it back to their institution, we actually won for "Best Short Communication Presentation for Undergraduate Medical Education" out of all the other schools there, including our friends in the city. The real message here is that we are accomplishing novel things at SUNY Downstate and our new curriculum can be the platform to continue getting us some well-deserved national recognition.
Congratulations to Lee and Rikki!
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Ablative Solutions, Inc., a venture-backed, privately-held clinical stage company headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, with offices in Menlo Park, CA, announced today the addition of Michael Weber, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA, to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Weber is a distinguished expert in the areas of hypertension and preventive cardiology. He is currently Professor of Medicine at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. Dr. Weber was one of the founders of The American Society of Hypertension and has served as its President.
Faculty Affairs & Professional Development 2015 Calendar – CME Approved
Previous presentations from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development are available for viewing in iTunes »
Inaugural Presentation for ALL FACULTY of SUNY DMC
The Millennial Learner
T.J. Jirasevijinda, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Was held on Wednesday, February 11th
Millennial students are students entering college after the year 2000. Quality student-faculty contact can enhance students' motivation and enthusiasm for their own educational experience. M.E. Wilson (2004) makes recommendations for enhancing teaching effectiveness that include:
Students' learning styles differ, which requires effective faculty to use a variety of teaching strategies. Millennials' achievement orientation will be challenged by any type of failure. By helping Millennial students to use different types of learning strategies in different situations, faculty are helping these students to be critical thinkers and adaptive learners