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 [read more] of patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings
  • Teaching [read more] residents, medical students, and peers
  • Scholarly activities [read more] in writing for publication, quality improvement, and research [read more]
  • Leadership development [read more]

A fifth component is wellness and life balance [read more], 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 [read more] 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.