Monday, June 13, 2016

Increasing Faculty Enthusiasm for Medical Student Teaching

Alice Chuang-Ivester
University of North Carolina
Faculty enthusiasm is key to providing a positive learning experience for medical students. Many faculty find teaching rewarding but struggle to balance teaching responsibilities and increasing demands on their clinical productivity. A simple intervention was designed using strategies proven to change attitudes and behaviors to determine if faculty attitudes could be improved. Faculty attitudes towards teaching were measured before and after the intervention. Statistical analysis was performed. Faculty attitudes were not significantly altered in the short term regardless of participation in the intervention and are likely to be stable in the short term. Further studies are needed to understand influences on faculty attitudes towards teaching.