Faculty Development Overview
Faculty development is an ongoing process in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
The four main components are
- Clinical care of patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings
- Teaching residents, medical students, and peers
- Scholarly activities in writing for publication, quality improvement, and research
- Leadership development
A fifth component is wellness and life balance, which is essential for long term career satisfaction.
Faculty enter the department with varying skill sets based on previous training and experience, so an individualized plan is needed for each person. The individual development plan will vary for a newly graduated resident, an established researcher, or a physician returning to academics from a patient care practice. Developing collaborations and finding collaborators within your clinic, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, or the greater university community will help advance your scholarly activities and research.
Mentoring is an important part of this process and you can connect with potential mentors through the DFMCH Scholarly Mentoring Program.