The Office of Faculty Development offers and recommends several programs and courses for the faculty of the School of Medicine.
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.
Several resources exist to help faculty develop their leadership skills. These include the Executive Leadership in American Medicine (ELAM), the Woodruff Leadership Academy and the Harvard Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers.
The Faculty Development Lecture Series, presented throughout the year by senior faculty within the medical center, covers practical topics aimed at assisting faculty in their career development. Sessions are held monthly in School of Medicine Building and are videotaped for later on-line viewing.
"Learning to be Better Teachers" is a full-day Emory workshop, organized by William Branch, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of General Medicine, which provides new faculty and selected senior faculty with an opportunity to interact with colleagues across the School of Medicine and to enhance their teaching skills.
New faculty orientation is required for all new faculty 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. This year’s orientation will be held Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Winship Ballroom of Dobbs University Center (The DUC). To register for this event, simply send an email to Susan Raven (firstname.lastname@example.org).