Faculty Development Resources
The Office of Faculty Affairs is dedicated to the professional development and well-being of its faculty members. The Faculty Development Resource pages provide an inclusive listing of developmental opportunities available on campus and through external entities as well as a library of publications related professional development. The two links included are below:
Faculty members involved in clinical care, biomedical research and education are subject to increasing and changing regulatory requirements that often require additional training. The School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt Medical Center have combined efforts to address the need for a centralized process for faculty to access training.
Online Faculty Development Programming
The Office of Faculty Affairs designed Online Faculty Programming with the intent to provide Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) faculty members with the resources, tools, and knowledge in a virtual format. The Office of Faculty Affairs acknowledges that the demands of working in the academic medical profession are abundant, and we encourage our faculty members to seek faculty development programming at their convenience. Access to this site is available by VUNetID only.
Office of Health Sciences Education
The Office of Health Sciences Education provides a range of educator development programming across the medical education continuum (UME, GME and CME/MOC) to support medical educators in their professional development as educators and in educational scholarship.
Clinical and Translational Scientist Development
The Office for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development provides an integrated career development program for all physician-scientists, regardless of their scope of research, and for PhD-scientists engaged in translational or clinical research.
Women on Track
The overall mission of the Women on Track program is three-fold: To promote the retention and advancement of tenure-track women faculty in medical science; to provide mentorship, support and career education for junior faculty women; and to construct a framework from which to attract and retain talented women from the house staff and post-doctoral levels of our organization.
Academy for Excellence in Education
The Academy for Excellence in Education provides a forum to foster higher levels of participation and promote excellence and scholarship in the delivery of medical education. The Academy was established in November of 2006 and is currently comprised of 50 distinguished medical educators from the School of Medicine.
The Center for Professional Health
The Vanderbilt Center for Professional Health is designed to be an educational, research and prevention resource to address matters of professional health. In particular, the Center offers the following services: continuing education on proper prescribing controlled drugs, maintaining proper boundaries, improving workplace behavior, and research on matters of professional health and performance.
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women
Established in 1995, the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program offers an intensive one-year fellowship of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health.
Several Vanderbilt faculty members are members of the ELAM alumnae network. These alumnae are a part of a rich network that spans discipline, age, and profession. One of ELAM's goals is to support this diverse community in a manner that contributes to the success of our ELUMs long beyond their fellowship year.
Educator Development Program (EDP)
Educator Development Program (EDP) supports professional development for all trainees and faculty in medical education. The goal of the Educator Development Program (EDP) is to enhance the medical education knowledge, attitudes, and skills of all Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members (physicians, nurses, and scientists), learners (students, residents, and fellows), and others (administrators, department leaders) who teach in the medical, graduate, or nursing school environment. EDP offers eleven different activities and programs to meet the needs of the medical educator. Visit our webpage to learn more about the EDP.