Take a quick glimpse at the Professional Development flyer that highlights the multiple learning opportunities offered by our office.

Orientation for new faculty is a chance for our newest faculty members to meet leaders in the SOM, learn about teaching, research, and patient care opportunities and receive useful reference information.

Faculty Resource Fair

Learn about the programs and resources available to you at each stage of your career and meet with a variety of representatives from across the university.

Lunch with the Dean

Have you had lunch with the Dean? Submit your interest in one of these periodic, informal, small group lunches with Dean Sukhatme.

“It is refreshing to know that our Dean is reaching out and engaging with the faculty of the SOM. Thank you for sharing your passion and interest to improve our community and role in society. I am proud to be part of this family.”

“I really enjoyed it, and also appreciate the Emory SOM outreach to faculty. I think Lunch with the Dean is a great idea, and it certainly generated some valuable discussion.”


Faculty Development Lecture Series

The lecture series is presented monthly from September to May and covers practical topics to assist you in your career development.


Leadership Courses at Emory

  • Junior Faculty Development Course: This 5-month course for new faculty presents information necessary for success in an academic medical center using a variety of formats including didactic presentations, panel discussions, group and individual exercises, and case-based problem solving. 
  • EM-ProLEAD: Open to all members of Emory Medicine, EM-ProLEAD is designed to enrich leadership skills, enhance business knowledge, and develop strong partnerships across Emory.
  • Woodruff Leadership Academy (WLA): The WLA is a leadership program for professionals and managers within the 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.

View list of external leadership programs that may also be of interest.

Mentoring is an imperative component of a successful and satisfying career.

Departmental Mentoring Programs

Emory Alliance for Women in Medicine & Science

A culture that supports the academic progress and professional success of women faculty and trainees is a top priority of the School of Medicine. Learn more about the mission of EAWiMS and how you can get involved.

Emory at Grady

In addition to the programs on main campus, you are invited to participate in professional development activities on the Grady campus.


Emory at VA

In addition to the programs on main campus, you are invited to participate in professional development activities at the VA hospital.


People Skills

Communication, conflict management, and personal effectiveness are all skills we need to be successful both personally and professionally. We offers many courses and programs to meet your professional development needs and interests.


Work/Life Integration

Emory University has many resources dedicated to helping you balance your work and personal life. Resources include child and elder care, health and wellness programs, counseling and consultative services and employee discounts.