Faculty Development in the Health Professions

A Focus on Research and Practice

  • Yvonne Steinert

Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Scope of Faculty Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Carol S. Hodgson, LuAnn Wilkerson
      Pages 29-52
    3. Tim Swanwick, Judy McKimm
      Pages 53-78
  4. Approaches to Faculty Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Miriam Boillat, Michelle Elizov
      Pages 159-179
    3. Willem de Grave, Anneke Zanting, Désirée D. Mansvelder-Longayroux, Willemina M. Molenaar
      Pages 181-195
    4. David A. Cook
      Pages 217-241
  5. Practical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Liz Anderson, Sarah Hean, Cath O’Halloran, Richard Pitt, Marilyn Hammick
      Pages 287-310
    3. Stacey Friedman, Francois Cilliers, Ara Tekian, John Norcini
      Pages 311-329

About this book


This volume addresses all facets of faculty development, including academic and career development, teaching improvement, research capacity building, and leadership development. In addition, it describes a multitude of ways, ranging from workshops to the workplace, in which health professionals can develop their knowledge and skills.  By providing an informed and scholarly overview of faculty development, and by describing original content that has not been previously published, this book helps to ensure that research and evidence inform practice, move the scholarly agenda forward, and promote dialogue and debate in this evolving field. It will prove an invaluable resource for faculty development program planning, implementation and evaluation, and will help to sustain faculty members’ vitality and commitment to excellence.


Kelley M. Skeff, M.D., Ph.D., May 2013:

In this text, Steinert and her colleagues have provided a significant contribution to the future of faculty development. In an academic and comprehensive way, the authors have both documented past efforts in faculty development as well as provided guidance and stimuli for the future. The scholarly and well-referenced chapters provide a compendium of methods previously used while emphasizing the expanding areas deserving work. Moreover, the writers consistently elucidate the faculty development process by highlighting the theoretical underpinnings of faculty development and the research conducted.  Thus, the book provides an important resource for two major groups, current providers and researchers in faculty development as well as those desiring to enter the field.  Both groups of readers can benefit from a reading of the entire book or by delving into their major area of interest and passion. In so doing, they will better understand our successes and our limitations in this emerging field. Faculty development in the health professions has now received attention for 6 decades. Yet, dedicated faculty members trying to address the challenges in medical education and the health care delivery system do not have all the assistance they need to achieve their goals. This book provides a valuable resource towards that end.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Yvonne Steinert
    • 1
  1. 1.Fac. of Medicine, Centre for Med. Educ.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7612-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7611-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7612-8
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