Background: Traditionally, faculty development material is static and text based. Infographics are synoptic communication tools that use visual images such as a chart, diagram or picture to represent information or data. Studies show that: People remember 10% of what they hear, 20% of what they read and 80% of what they see and do. By pairing concepts with visuals, one is more likely to store this information into their long-term memory and to transmit the message more quickly. Community faculty have limited time to do faculty development.
Objectives: Form a statewide partnership among family medicine departments to development faculty development materials. Create and disseminate time efficient Faculty Development materials using infographic format.
Conclusions: The WISE FM Collaboration successfully developed innovative and dynamic faculty development material in a time efficient manner. Preceptors positively evaluated infographics and reporting intent to use strategies in teaching. Dissemination initiatives underway.
Stiles M, Morzinski JA, Knox KE, Larson M, Bower DJ, Getzin A, Deci DM, Simpson D, Klehm DH, Longeway M, Brill JR. Preceptor Development with Infographics: A Gift of Time. Poster presented at: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Meeting; Minneapolis, MN; April 30-May 4, 2016.