All GIM fellows participate in the teaching skills and faculty development sessions. These are organized and presented monthly in a seminar fashion. Depending on circumstances, some prior preparation is expected or follow-up assignments given. Topics include teaching in the clinic, teaching on the ward, lecture preparation, presentation of research papers or posters, and leadership in small groups. Faculty development involves the development of personal statements of teaching philosophy, organization of a teaching portfolio, career guidance, mentoring, and survival skills. The sessions are jointly developed and presented by members of the division and of the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education of the College of Medicine. Plans to expand participation by offering the sessions to other fellows in the department are underway.