Faculty Development

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. 

Professional Training

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.