Education Consultations

UCSF is fortunate to have a group of faculty prepared as education researchers with doctorates in education. They bring many years of experience to help individuals interested in education scholarship in the health professions to design conceptually well-grounded and rigorously administered research. CFE provides free consultation, mentoring, and support for faculty, trainees, and students.


  • Direct individuals toward relevant conceptual framing, literature, and design for education scholarship.
  • Facilitate the quality of education research by building on previous research and methods.
  • Connect individuals with services and other resources to encourage education investigations and capacity-building in education skills.
Individual Consultations

UCSF faculty or learners seeking advice and/or assistance with education scholarship can consult individually with CFE faculty in these areas:

  • Education Career Mentoring
  • Curriculum Development
  • Faculty Development Design
  • Education Research Data and Data Collection
  • CHR Protocol
  • Research or Program Evaluation
  • Teaching Observation
Group Consultations - Educational Scholarship Consultation (ESCape) and Equity and Justice in Education (EJE)

At weekly Education Scholarship Conference (ESCape) sessions:

  • Participants work on developing education scholarship through brainstorming an idea
  • Refining an abstract or grant proposal
  • Critiquing a manuscript prior to submission.
  • Regular participation builds breadth and experience in research by hearing what is shared about others’ projects and encourages the growth of a research community at UCSF.

Equity and Justice in Education (EJE):

  • Promote, support, and guide educational scholarship on equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion in health sciences education.
  • Question ongoing educational practices to investigate implicit and explicit inequities along the continuum of health sciences education. 
  • Translate outcomes from research into solutions for equity in education practice.
  • Create a tight-knit community of education equity scholars who learn from, provide ongoing feedback to, and work with one another to generate quality educational research.
  • Ultimately, produce research leaders committed to advancing scholarship and science in education equity and justice.
Faculty Development Design Consultations

We work with committees, programs, and departments to design faculty development offerings tailored to the educational needs of their faculty. These can be as brief as 15 minutes or as long as grand rounds. We also help chairs, program directors, and chiefs identify current faculty development offerings that may meet their needs, and design needs assessments and other methods to discover those needs.

Our approaches and resources include:

  • Faculty Development Express
  • Pearls on Educational Principles
  • Resident Teaching Development Program
  • Teaching Observation Program
  • Faculty Development for Curricular Initiatives

Request a faculty development design consultation