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Introduction to the Special Issue on Blended Learning in the Health Sciences

Dear colleagues,
We have started to do some work with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). I just realized that they have a free online journal and that the current issues addresses online learning in the health professions.

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The College of Medicine recently presented the following outstanding faculty with special awards during the Clinical Education Awards Day:
Robin Ovitsh, MD - Hugh Carroll Clinical Educator of the Year Award
Stacy Blain, PhD - Outstanding Educator of the Year in Preclinical Sciences.
Alice Beal, MD - Outstanding Educator of the Year of the Clinical Affiliate Faculty

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!

2015 Calendar

Faculty Affairs & Professional Development 2015 Calendar – CME Approved

  • September 17
    All School Faculty Orientation & Faculty Reception
  • October 14
    The New Curriculum - Lessons Learned
  • November 18
    Funding Initiatives - Light at the End of the Tunnel?
  • December 9
    Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Program:
Critically Reflective Teaching Practices

Dates: October 12 - November 20, 2015

Course Information and Registration:


Previous presentations from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development are available for viewing in iTunes »

From the video archives of our colleagues in GME, programs which may be of interest to you »

Career Resources

Useful information to help plan for the future. You can make arrangements for individual counseling with these representatives:


Contact either Stephen Baumeister at 212-916-4141 or Brian Gabel at 516-454-4053 to set up an appointment. All counseling sessions are between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Available Dates:
  • Thursday, October 8, 2015
  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015


Contact William B. Stark III at 917-797-3559 to set up an appointment. All counseling sessions are between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Available Dates:
  • Thursday, October 8, 2015
  • Friday, October 9, 2015
  • Monday, October 19, 2015


Work-Life Services - Employee Assistance Program

For information:

Felton Jenkins, CEAP