The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development strives to provide teachers with the information and tools needed to achieve excellence in medical education. We offer assistance in the design and presentation of curricular sessions, while also offering resources to assist faculty with teacher/student interactions, such as advising and mentoring. An important area of development is diversity. We offer sessions on multiculturalism, inclusive classrooms, working with diverse populations and how to incorporate multicultural content.

  • Educator's Teaching Portfolio (PDF).
  • Scholarly teaching symposium: Annual symposium on teaching and learning dedicated to all disciplines in the medical curriculum.

Medical Education Interest Group

The Medical Education Interest Group is a gathering of enthusiastic faculty at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus of the University of Arizona interested in continuing to expand their knowledge of medical education across the continuum. For more information, please contact Faculty Development, or at 602-827-2032.

Case-Based Instruction

What is Case-Based Instruction?

Case-Based Instruction (CBI) is a teaching modality using a clinical case-based scenario. CBI provides the opportunity for students to learn new material, while also applying previously learned material. CBI is extremely student-centric. CBI should develop and hone critical thinking skills, encourage discovery and identify gaps in student knowledge. One-third of the College of Medicine – Phoenix curriculum is composed of CBI.

What are the roles of a CBI Facilitator?

CBI facilitators are extremely unique in that they have an opportunity to interact with students in a small group learning environment. Facilitators have the ability to provide students with insight and perspectives that could only be accomplished by an experienced clinician or basic scientist. CBI Handout (PDF)


MedEdPORTAL promotes educational scholarship and collaboration by facilitating the open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources.

MedEdPORTAL is a free and open education resource and publication service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges in partnership with the American Dental Education Association that promotes educational scholarship and collaboration. MedEdPORTAL features thousands of peer-reviewed educational resources that are available for faculty to use in their courses.

MedEdPORTAL maintains a rigorous peer-review process based on standards used in the scholarly publishing community. Each submission is scrutinized by editorial staff and independent reviewers using a standardized review instrument. Published authors receive a formal citation for their accepted publication. MedEdPORTAL publications are considered by many to be scholarly works that may support faculty advancement decisions.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) just released a short informational video about MedEdPORTAL where many of the resources discussed on this listserv are available for free to users.

Additional Medical Education and Curriculum resources and information.