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Center for Teaching Support and Professional Development

Our department mission is to promote teaching excellence with effective educational strategies, resources and technologies; and support professional development, continuing educational and lifelong learning.

Our vision is to support the PCOM community with training and resources to inspire and empower current and future health professionals, allowing them to become lifelong learners and excel in their professions.

Our Goals

Our goals are to:

  • Conduct professional development programs to establish best practices in maximizing the use of educational strategies.
  • Share and celebrate academic initiatives currently being conducted across the PCOM community at our PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia locations.
  • Foster a spirit of enthusiasm for teaching by exploring new instructional methodologies.
  • Facilitate interprofessional collaboration by promoting academic initiatives across disciplines.
  • Encourage educational research as it relates to academic initiatives.
  • Promote online and blended learning initiatives across programs.
  • Enhance continuing education opportunities for health care professionals.
  • Promote library services to support teaching, learning, research and clinical activities.

Our Services

Service offerings from the PCOM Center for Teaching Support and Professional DevelopmentOur services support teaching, assessment, student engagement and life-long learning at PCOM's three locations:

  • On demand educator resources
    Tips, how-to guides, newsletters, instructional videos, checklists, workbooks.
  • Faculty and staff development programs
    Synchronous (live) and asynchronous, face-to-face and webinar workshops, professional development sessions, courses.
  • Consultative services for educators
    Instructional design support; consultation; evaluation of course design, instructional methods and assessment strategies.
  • Liaison services
    Facilitate collaboration with our departments (such as library services, research and simulation centers) to explore opportunities to incorporate educational resources in teaching methods, curriculum and assessment.
  • Clinical education resources and programs
    Resources and programs specifically designed for educators in the clinical setting.
  • Continuing Education (CE) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Opportunities
    Face-to-face, live, webinar and recorded opportunities; satisfying educational requirements for licensure.

Faculty Resources

PCOM faculty and staff may access educational and instructional resources by visiting our faculty resources in myPCOM. Resources include worksheets, instructional videos and documents, tips for engaging students and more.

Join Our Mailing List

THRIVE is a newsletter for clinical educators and preceptors who supervise PCOM students.For those clinical educators and preceptors who supervise PCOM students, we want to make sure to share important professional development opportunities with you. To receive professional development promotions and our monthly THRIVE Professional Development Newsletter, please complete the form below so we may add you to our mailing list.

Interested in also receiving information about upcoming CE/CME programs?
 

Contact Us

We have offices at PCOM and PCOM Georgia, and we provide support to all of the College's locations and academic programs.

Our department number is 215-871-6689.

Our Staff

Erik Langenau, DO, MS

Director for Teaching Support and Professional Development
Chief Academic Technology Officer

Email: erikla@pcom.edu

Tina Chiu, MEd

Director for Continuing and Distance Education
Email: tinach@pcom.edu
Phone: 215-871-6769

Bruce Fairfield

Photography Supervisor
Email: brucef@pcom.edu

Alexandra Bones

Coordinator for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Email: alexandbo@pcom.edu
Phone: 215-871-6348

Brooke Shultis, MEd

Assistant Director for Teaching Support and Professional Development
Email: brookesh1@pcom.edu
Phone: 770-682-2302

Joy Looney

Teaching Support and Professional Development Coordinator (PCOM)
Email: joylo@pcom.edu

Darby Scroggs

Teaching Support and Professional Development Coordinator (PCOM Georgia)
Email: darbysc@pcom.edu

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