Educational Initiatives -Instructional Material

The FWC and the CPH are devoted to providing educational materials for Vanderbilt faculty and physicians. The purpose for developing these materials is to instruct and prepare physicians, scientists and our trainees on professionalism and professional health related topics. Ultimately our goal is to prevent our faculty and trainees from encountering lapses in professionalism while enjoying a healthy, well-balanced career in health care.

Materials may be printed and used for further education of faculty and physicians at all levels in their career.  Within our educational materials you will find readings, self-learning modules, and lists of external resources that may be of interest to you. New materials are being developed and will be posted once complete. If these materials are helpful to you, please take the time to send us a note of what works well and what could be improved. An evaluation form can be found in the tab marked “evaluations.” Thank you for your comments.

Printed Materials

Most CPH and FWC materials are available for free download as PDF documents. To purchase a printed booklet or manual, contact us at:

Transitioning Into Retirement©

A workbook and self-reflection planning sheets used in the retirement workshop are available on the CPH website:

Teaching Competencies in Proper Prescribing©

A booklet of practical teaching tips related to competencies in prescribing and managing patients on controlled prescription drugs.

The CPH SBIRT and MI Prescribing Tool©

A laminated sheet describing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) for use within the clinical environment.

Proper Prescribing Pocket Card©

A pocket sized reminder tool for prescribers on proper prescribing techniques, SBIRT, MI, monitoring tools and documentation standards.


A professionalism 360° workplace behavior assessment tool for use with individuals or entire departments.

Hazardous Affairs DVD©

Video vignettes illustrating professional boundary violations.

Simulation Cases for Proper Prescribing

Cases used for teaching proper prescribing and SBIRT in the clinical setting.

Professional Health And Wellness Portfolios

These professional health and wellness portfolios combine information on specific topics (stress, burnout, impairment, resiliency, etc.) with self-reflection and workbook activities. Completing portfolios allow participants to direct their future as they discover new things about themselves and build goals toward a successful future. Portfolios are used alone or within a given departmental presentation. Several specialties are already prepared and available for use (portfolios for women physicians, scientists, anesthesiologists, internal medicine, residents, etc.)