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Our Programs

The Office of Faculty Development offers and recommends several programs and courses for the faculty of the School of Medicine. Download a flyer of all of our programs.

New Faculty Orientation

New faculty orientation is required for all new faculty hired after October 2015 and highlights topics specific to the School of Medicine such as promotion, faculty polices, and reporting external activities. It provides information geared toward facilitating faculty members’ academic, clinical and research pursuits as well. Attendees must register in advance. Read more...

Faculty Development Lecture Series

The Faculty Development Lecture Series, presented throughout the academic year by senior faculty within the medical center, covers practical topics aimed at assisting faculty in their career development. Sessions are held monthly in the School of Medicine Building and can be viewed remotely via Adobe Connect. Lectures are also recorded for later online viewing. Read more...


Leadership Courses at Emory


Junior Faculty Development Course

The Junior Faculty Development Course is a five-month career development course designed especially for junior faculty. Featuring a diverse faculty selected from throughout the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School, this course presents information necessary for academic success in a variety of formats including didactic presentations, panel discussions, group and individual exercises, and case-based problem solving. Because space is limited in this course, we encourage early nominations. Read more...


EM-ProLEAD

Open to all members of Emory Medicine, EM-ProLEAD is a merger of the former PEP (Physician’s Executive Program) and PLDP (Physician Leadership Development Program) courses. The focus of EM-ProLEAD is to enrich leadership skills, enhance business knowledge, and develop strong partnerships across Emory. Read more...


Woodruff Leadership Academy (WLA)

The Woodruff Leadership Academy is a leadership program for professionals and managers within the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center. This program develops managerial and technical expertise, as well as interpersonal, communications, and presentation skills necessary to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care landscape. Read more...


School of Medicine Promotion Support


CV Building Workshops

The Office of Faculty Development hosts a CV Building Workshop each academic year to assist faculty with the preparation of the CV. These workshops and information sessions include a didactic presentation reviewing a sample CV, a Faculty Committee for Appointments and Promotions (FCAP) panel discussion as well as small group sessions with hands-on guidance from session leaders.


Promotion Readiness Session

The promotion Readiness Session will pair participants with former members of the Faculty Committee for Appointments and Promotions (FCAP) for a 20 minute one-on-one meeting to discuss progress towards promotion. Attendance is very limited since reviews are conducted one-on-one and registration is required.


SOM Packet Class

Packet Classes are invitation-only sessions for those who are currently going up for promotion. Specific information on the entire promotion dossier and timelines for the promotion process are provided during the class.


School of Medicine Education and Quality Support


Inter-professional Development in Quality Improvement

This three part curriculum will introduce QI terminology and methods, teach skills required to implement and carry out an independent QI project through a mentored project and provide participants information on QI curriculum development and teaching methods.


Learning to Be Better Teachers

Learning to be Better Teachers is a full-day Emory workshop, organized by William Branch, M.D., Professor of Medicine, which provides faculty with an opportunity to interact with colleagues across the School of Medicine and to enhance their teaching skills. This event is held annually in January.


School of Medicine Research Support


Clinical Research Bootcamp

This full-day workshop is designed to provide faculty with a comprehensive overview of the major components involved in clinical research. Topics include study and survey design, IRB, database management and resources at Emory. 2015 presentations... 


Speed Networking

Basic and clinical researchers and clinicians from across Emory Medicine are paired up to discuss research opportunities for collaboration in a series of short face-to-face meetings, followed by a networking reception. Previous topics included child health, cardiovascular, neurology and diabetes. The next speed networking session is set for Wednesday, June 1 at 5:15 pm focused on Women's Health and sex specific biology. Read more...


Health Services Research Course

New for 2016, the HSR course provides a broad overview of health services research questions and approaches, introduces learners to key health service researchers at Emory and builds awareness of ongoing strategic initiatives. Read more...


Peer-Mentoring Manuscript Development Initiative

The Emory SOM Faculty Development Advisory Committee (FDAC) will help facilitate mentoring relationships between senior faculty with publication experience and junior faculty seeking guidance in the preparation of manuscripts for publication. Additional details and the sign up form can be accessed here. Participants will be asked for a brief description of their project and a recent CV. If you have questions or problems accessing the form, please contact Katie Davis.