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The Health Professions Educator: A Practical Guide for New and Established Faculty

The Health Professions Educator: A Practical Guide for New and Established Faculty

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This is the only book for new and mid-career faculty that delivers practical, evidence-based strategies for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinical professionals teaching in advanced health provider education programs. The text disseminates interprofessional teaching and learning strategies that can be used across advanced clinical disciplines. It also features sample curricula and syllabi, lecture tips, evaluation strategies, and in-depth information about state-of-the-art technology and virtual classrooms.

Key pedagogical principles set a firm foundation for both novice and experienced educators, and practical applications and case examples offer concrete reinforcement. The text describes how to design and implement a curriculum that promotes cognitive diversity and inclusion, and examines ways to encourage leadership and scholarship. It addresses methods for fostering active learning and clinical reasoning through the use of technology, simulation, distance education, and student-centered pedagogy. Edited by experienced physician assistant and nurse practitioner faculty who are leaders in interprofessional education, the book distills the insight and expertise of top physician assistant, nursing, and physician educators and provides valuable tools that help faculty become effective educators in the United States and abroad.

Key Features:

  • Delivers cutting-edge "tools of the trade" for advanced health professions educators
  • Provides evidence-based strategies for interprofessional education
  • Describes key pedagogical principles for both beginning and advanced educators
  • Includes strategies to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the teaching environment
  • Weaves in practical applications and case examples
  • Offers strategies for faculty to establish and maintain work-life balance
  • Includes digital ancillary materials for faculty use

Author: Gerald Kayingo
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Published: 08/28/2017
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.80lbs
Size: 9.90h x 7.00w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780826177179

About the Author
Kayingo, Gerald: -

Gerald Kayingo, PhD, PA-C, is the director of the Master of Health Services, Physician Assistant Studies program, and an assistant clinical professor at the University of California (UC), Davis. Prior to his UC Davis appointment in 2014, he was a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program and practiced at the Yale New Haven Hospital Primary Care Center in Connecticut. Dr. Kayingo has extensive experience in scholarship, education, clinical practice, and global health. He is a graduate of the Management Development Program at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, following a master of medical science-physician assistant degree at Yale University School of Medicine, and a PhD in microbiology from Orange Free State University in South Africa. He completed his postdoctoral education in infectious diseases at Yale, where he studied microbial pathogenesis, membrane transport, and signal transduction. He is a recent graduate of the UC Davis Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program. Nationally, Dr. Kayingo serves as a trustee of the Physician Assistant Foundation, serves on the editorial board for the Journal of BMC Health Services Research, and is a member of the PAEA board of directors. He is a co-editor of the Health Professions Educator: A practical guide for new and established faculty. He was recently inducted into the prestigious Uganda National Academy of Sciences and has been widely published in several peer-reviewed journals.

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