Intensive Longitudinal Faculty Development Programs

  • Larry D. Gruppen
Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 11)


One model of faculty development that is growing in popularity is the longitudinal, intensive fellowship program. Typically, these programs seek to instill a higher level of educational knowledge and skill than a single workshop, although they require less time and financial commitment than a formal advanced degree. This chapter will begin with a description of a representative fellowship program to lay out key characteristics and will then describe the primary dimensions on which such programs vary. It will also examine the best practices and educational efficacy of such programs as identified in the available literature evaluating such programs. The chapter will conclude by identifying future directions for exploration and development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical EducationUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAnn ArborUSA

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