There are many paths to success as a faculty member, but career goals are difficult to accomplish alone—we all need support to be successful. Professional development programs coupled with effective mentoring can provide support for individuals to gain new skills and knowledge. There are programs and resources to enhance the academic and professional development of faculty in their roles of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service, and leadership. Click on the links below to learn more.
The Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP) combines a comprehensive curriculum on professional development and a mentored project to provide junior faculty with the foundation for a successful career in academic medicine.
Individual Opportunity Plan A self-assessment tool to help all faculty members plan their careers to achieve professional success.
Preparing for Promotion Quarterly workshops to guide faculty on the process, criteria and preparation for academic advancement at UMMS.
Faculty Development Programs Formal programs designed to help faculty achieve success in their careers, in education, research or leadership.
Mentoring Guidance and support from others is essential for a successful career in academic medicine. But effective mentoring requires skills by both mentors and mentees.
Faculty Career Flexibility Opportunities for faculty to flex their effort at key stages of their career.