The Office of Faculty Affairs works closely with Graduate Medical Education (GME) to support our San Antonio and Laredo residents and fellows. Through a formal annual needs assessment, the Office of Faculty Affairs designs, develops, and delivers theme specific workshops on a monthly basis. Residents and fellows have direct access to the Office of Faculty Affairs for one-on-one or group consultations.

We encourage our residents and fellows to reach out to the Office of Faculty Affairs for more information on developing a professional development plan that meets their needs and supports success.

Consultation Areas

  • SMART Goal Planning
  • Your Role as a Preceptor
  • Adult Learning Principles and Concepts
  • Managing Conflict
  • What Medical Students Learn During Clerkship
  • Clerkship and Mental Health
  • Learning Styles / Multiple Intelligence
  • How to Encourage Engagement
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Managing Workload
  • Assessing Clinical Skills
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Applying for your Next Job
  • Giving Your Colleague Feedback
  • Curriculum Orientation
  • Designing your Professional Development Plan (PDP)
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • How to be an Effective Preceptor
  • Aquifer Training
  • Roles and Expectations
  • Managing Learners who Refuse to Engage
  • How to Manage Testing Anxiety
  • From Resident to Teacher
  • Accountability in Your Role
  • IRB 101
  • Medical Malpractice – What Does it Mean?
  • Work-Life Balance...Does it Exist?
  • Seven Mistakes Made While Teaching
  • Bedside Teaching
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Strategies for Teaching Medical Students
  • Medical Student Professionalism
  • Compliance Training
  • Setting Learning Expectations
  • How to be a Better Teacher
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Managing Difficult Employees
  • How to Document a Concern
  • Applying for Fellowships
  • Learning Outcomes and Session Objectives in Medical Education
  • Financial Planning

Our Office of Graduate Medical Education specializes in working with residents and fellows to navigate life as a resident physician. We encourage our residents and fellows to contact the GME team for program specific questions and guidance. Please visit the Office of Graduate Medical Education site for more information.

The American Osteopathic Association provides resources including, but not limited to, those listed below. We encourage you to visit their website for more information.
  • Starting Residency
  • Residency Approval
  • Exam Prep
  • Managing Student Loans
  • Becoming Board Certified
  • Research
  • Saving Money

Find news you can use, updates, continuing medical education, advocacy, practice management information and a lot more by visiting the AAFP resident homepage.

The American Medical Association is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. View daily videos, find resources, support, and stay informed by visiting the Resident and Fellow Section.

Under the ACGME accreditation system, all residents are evaluated using a competency-based assessment model. All medical educators and residents need varying levels of familiarity with this model to understand expectations for the completion of residency training. For more information, please visit the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine website.