Professional Development

External Seminars/Workshops

  • Teaching Adults (Course ADTED 505)

    This is an in-depth graduate course in Adult Education about instruction of the adult learner.  It is considered an essential course for individuals pursuing adult education as an area of study. The teaching/learning process is a complex interaction influenced by many variables. Understanding these variables helps provide a framework from which adult educators can better articulate their own philosophy of teaching and encourages a more informed teaching practice. The major areas of emphasis include: (a) the conceptual and philosophical assumptions underlying instruction and facilitation of adult learners, (b) criteria for selecting methods, organizing content and learning environments, and (c) the practice and implementation of a variety teaching approaches and strategies in facilitating adult learning in a variety of settings. Also, this course will support individuals as they seek to define their unique approach to instruction.

    Instructor: Dr. Ed Taylor (ewt1@psu.edu)
    Professor of Adult Education

    Specific Dates and Times:   
    Wednesdays  5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2
    June 5, 12, 19, 26
    Credits: 3
    Place: Hershey, Penn State College of Medicine

    In the Fall Semester, the class ADTED 501:  Foundations of Medical Education will be offered on the following Tuesday evenings:  September 2, 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11; December 2 and a final Saturday class on December 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    If you are interested in taking this class, please contact:

    Dr. Ed Taylor, at 717-948-6364, ewt1@psu.edu

  • AAMC Early-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
    The Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three and a half-day program designed for women at the assistant professor level. The seminar is targeted at physicians and Ph.D. scientists holding medical school appointments and considering leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution.
     
  • AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
    The Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three and a half-day program designed for women primarily at the associate professor level. Women in the early stages of a professorial appointment will be considered on an individual basis.  The seminar is targeted at physicians and Ph.D. scientists holding medical school appointments and leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution.
     
  • AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar
    The Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar is a three-day professional development seminar designed for junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, postdocs, instructors, and assistant professors) who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups and who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.