Faculty Affairs focuses on the development of faculty through various programs, activities and collaboration.
We work closely with the Faculty Development Committee (FDC), for the development of clinicians, researchers and educators at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Whether it’s through the orientation of new faculty, mentoring opportunities, leadership and career development or promotion and tenure guidance, our goal is to facilitate the development of all faculty.
Faculty Affairs collaborates with other departments in Wake Forest School of Medicine on development programming for faculty members, including the Health Professions Education Institute and the Educator Certificate Program, developed by the FDC.
The Health Professions Education Institute (HPEI) is the home for career development for health professions educators of all types at Wake Forest including trainees and practitioners in medical, physician assistant, pharmacy, nursing, and other allied health professions.
Women in Medicine and Science supports and facilitates recruitment, retention, professional development and promotion of women faculty and senior administrators. It does so through the development and implementation of institution-wide policies to achieve a family-friendly workplace with resources and supports for caregivers; the development and implementation of programs to promote research about sex differences and women’s health; and the career development of women students, fellows and residents.
Mentoring is an important activity at Wake Forest School of Medicine. One-on-one or team relationships provides an enriching opportunity for both junior faculty (mentee) and senior faculty (mentor). Mentees receive guidance and encouragement from trusted mentors, who gain satisfaction from sharing their knowledge and giving back. There are several opportunities to participate, whether institutionally or within departments.
In addition to numerous internal development opportunities for faculty, there are various professional training opportunities are available to School of Medicine faculty at Wake Forest University as well as regionally.
Working with the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of Faculty Affairs has developed a list of resources for the personal and professional development of Wake Forest School of Medicine clinicians, educators and researchers. These seminars, tools and programs offer guidance for all aspects of career development.
General Faculty Development Opportunities
The following development opportunities are available for faculty. To learn more, please contact the program.
Career Development and Future Meetings: The AAMC provides a broad range of in-person learning opportunities that cater to all stages of our constituents’ careers as well as the complex issues they face.
Leadership Development: The AAMC provides executives, faculty, and administrators at member institutions with the skills required to lead and transform today’s dynamic academic medical centers. Whether you are a senior-level leader, new to a leadership position, or in a role where you want to make a difference in your community and profession, AAMC can help you prepare to lead academic medicine into the future.
For a full list of all of our leadership development courses, please consult our leadership course catalog.
AAMC Women or Minority Meetings
WFSM Women in Medicine and Science and Faculty Affairs co-sponsor one scholarship for an accepted faculty member to each of the following meetings:
- Early Career Women Faculty Development Seminar
- Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE), the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) and Faculty Affairs co-sponsor one scholarship for an accepted faculty member to each of the following meetings:
- Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
- Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar
Upon completion of the seminar, the scholarship recipients submit a written summary of the event and assist FA and WIMS/MACHE & OID in the development of other faculty members’ leadership skills via a project/seminar/study guide/etc.
Note: Faculty members do not need to apply for the scholarship in order to attend the conference.
A free online service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges, MedEdPORTAL® aims to equip health care professionals across the continuum with effective and efficient educational tools to improve patient care. A brief video describes its three services: Publications, iCollaborative and the CE Directory. Visit the AAMC website to view the video.
For more information please contact one of MedEdPortal's Wake Forest representatives:
- Faculty Mentor Dr. Michael Hulme
- Associate Editor for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, Dr. Sonia Crandall
Note: Dr. Hulme is also available to help those interested in publishing their own material as a peer-reviewed resource in publications and strengthening their portfolio for promotion purposes.
The Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) is an all-expense-paid Summer Institute, research education and mentoring initiative sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This Summer Institute initiative addresses the difficulties experienced by junior investigators and transitioning postdoctoral scientists in establishing independent academic research careers and negotiating through the academic ranks. The primary outcome of this program is to increase the number of scientists and research-oriented faculty who are from backgrounds currently under-represented in the biomedical sciences and those with disabilities, by preparing them to successfully compete for external funding for scientific research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.
Visit PRIDE-CGE for additional details.