Teaching Skills For Ophthalmic Educators Online Series

Series Summary

Intended Learners 
Residents, Ophthalmologists, Allied Ophthalmic Personnel
Available Credit 
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM per module
First Module Opens: 07/01/21
CME Expires: 07/31/2023
Cost: Free

Alberto Arntz
Jesús Barrio Barrio
Kathy Cao
Susan Culican
Anthony Vipin Das
Clare Davey
Helena Filipe
Jorge Valdez García
Prashant Garg
Matt Gearinger
Karl Golnik
Catherine Green
Ashok Grover
Andrzej Grzybowski
Jaclyn Haugsdal
Marko Hawlina
Vanitha Jeyaraj
Heather Mack
Eduardo Mayorga
Ilhem Mili-Boussen
Muhammad Moin
Gabriela Palis
Jeff Pettey
Lorraine Provencher
Peter Quiros
Ian Yeo Yew San
Meenakshi Swaminathan
Eduardo Viteri
Chee Chew Yip
Duration: 12 Months
Course Materials:
Recorded lectures
Synchronous webinars
Online exercises


This 12-month online series will address the needs of anyone that is interested in teaching ophthalmologists in training and allied ophthalmic personnel. The series consists of 12 individual modules that will cover the foundational principles of instructing adult learners. Topics will include adult learning principles, principles and tools for assessment and online learning, teaching critical thinking, and more

Modules in This Series

  • Module 1: Applying Adult Learning Principles to Maximize Your Teaching
  • Module 2: Giving Effective Feedback to Enhance Any Teaching Activity
  • Module 3: Assessment Drives Learning: Principles & Tools to Embrace
  • Module 4: Teaching & Assessing in the Clinic
  • Module 5: Teaching & Assessing in the Operating Room
  • Module 6: Tips to Enhance Your Lectures
  • Module 7: Designing an Effective Flipped Classroom
  • Module 8: Fostering Critical Thinking
  • Module 9: Professionalism & Communication Skills: Teaching & Assessing
  • Module 10: Technology Assisted Teaching & Learning
  • Module 11: Creating Effective Continuing Professional Development Programs
  • Module 12: Generational Teaching: Tips to Increase Learning


By the end of the series, participants should be able to:

  • Apply adult and generational learning principles to training.
  • Give appropriate feedback to learners.
  • Use appropriate tools and strategies to assess learners.
  • Teach effectively in the clinic, operating room and in the classroom.
  • Help learners develop critical thinking, professionalism and communication skills.
  • Use technology for teaching and learning.
  • Apply flipped classroom strategies.
  • Develop continuing learning programs.

Course Format

This is a self-led series with 12 independent modules. Participants can choose to participate in the entire series, or choose to join the modules that will be most useful to them. Modules are self-paced. Each module in the series will be released consecutively on the first week of each month. Modules consist of a recorded asynchronous presentation with activities and assessment with a live (synchronous) meeting at the end of the month. Each module will offer a certificate and CME credits after completion of the mandatory activities. The estimated time to complete each module is 3-4 hours.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati, The Ophthalmology Foundation & the PAAO. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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