We are now accepting applications for 2020-2022

The application period for the 2020-2022 Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program is now open. UC Davis faculty from all health-related disciplines and academic series are encouraged to apply. The application deadline has been extended to September 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Brief program description

The Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program (ITSP) is an innovative interprofessional faculty development program that promotes the development of educational scholars, change agents and leaders at UC Davis. Each Scholar will develop an educational scholarly project during the first year, and will complete the project with continued mentoring in the second year. Each scholar will be provided with $250 for project support.

Application process

The application period for the 2020-22 Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program is now open. UC Davis faculty from all health-related disciplines and academic series are encouraged to apply. 

Interested faculty are required to upload the following supporting documents as part of their application submission:

  • Completed Nomination and Statement of Commitment form signed by their department chair, division chief, or other academic leader. Download the form
  • Current CV/biosketch

Preview the application questions

The application deadline has been extended to September 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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Program delivery

YEAR 1

The program entails approximately 8 in-person, 3-hour seminars held one Thursday afternoon per month between October and June. The remaining 15-20 seminars will be asynchronous, online seminars. ITSP Scholars will be expected to attend 80 percent of the in-person seminars and complete all online seminars. Each Scholar will develop an educational scholarly project during the first year. Seminars will be available to faculty outside of the program, but these participants will not be part of the formal ITSP.

Topics Include:

  • Learner-Centered Education
  • Interprofessional Education Strategies
  • Curriculum Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Educational Scholarship and Research
  • Promoting Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Health Professions Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Clinical Education Strategies
  • Providing Effective Feedback
  • Learner Evaluation and Remediation
  • Educational Leadership and Career Development

YEAR 2

During the second year, scholars will complete their scholarly project with continued mentorship from the program. This will entail:

  • Periodic check-in meetings, e.g., at least every 1 to 3 months
  • Presentation of the project at the end of the year

The application includes a Nomination and Statement of Commitment from Academic Leader that must be completed by the faculty member's academic leader/department chair. 

Download our program flyer for more details.

ITSP Program Flyer (PDF)


Michael Aaron Schick, D.O., MA

I wanted the tools and knowledge to be an excellent educator

I joined ITSP because I wanted the tools and knowledge to be an excellent educator. ITSP provided me a diverse set of educational methods and new ideas that I have already utilized in my courses.

Michael Schick, D.O., M.A., 2016-2017 Teaching Scholar, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of Technology-Enabled Active Learning