Brief Program Description

The Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program (ITSP) is an innovative, interprofessional faculty development program that promotes the development of educational scholars as change agents and leaders at UC Davis. Each scholar will have the opportunity to network, develop and practice their skills, self-assess, and grow as educators.

Application Process

The application period for the 2020-22 Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program is now closed. UC Davis faculty from all health-related disciplines and academic series are encouraged to apply in Summer of 2022 when our applications will reopen.

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

Program Delivery

This nine-month program will be a hybrid model consisting of both in-person and online modules. Live sessions will begin on October 7, 2021 and will take place every other week through June 2022.  The remaining sessions will be asynchronous, online seminars.. ITSP Scholars will be expected to attend 80 percent of the in-person and online sessions to receive a completion certificate. Some sessions will be available to faculty outside of the program, but these participants will not be part of the formal ITSP.


  • Learner-Centered Education
  • Interprofessional Education Strategies
  • Curriculum Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Educational Scholarship and Research
  • 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

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