Faculty development and advancement opportunities

Please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs with any questions regarding seminar funding or leaves. 

Faculty Development Leaves

Single Semester Leave Application
Sabbatical Application
Sabbatical Supplement Application
Entrepreneurial Leave Application
Administrative Policy on Faculty Development Leaves 

Medical Education Development and Scholarship

The MEDS website provides important and timely information about upcoming workshops and available resources to help guide and develop medical education, teaching, and scholarship at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
We invite you to explore the different avenues to learn, develop or enhance your teaching skills and to further explore the idea of educational scholarship.
Click here to enter the MEDS site.

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women is the only in-depth national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health to effect sustained positive change as institutional leaders. At this time they are accepting applications for the 2014-15 Program. Each year, the medical school has the opportunity to sponsor one candidate for this program. If you wish to be considered for sponsorship by the medical school, please submit the following three items to Kerri Miller at kerrim@umn.edu by 9:00am Monday, January 5, 2015:
                    1. Curriculum Vitae
                    2. Letter of Intent
                    3. Letter of Support from Department Head
Please note, only candidates that fit the ELAM program requirements will be considered for sponsorship. Requirements includ
(but are not limited to):

  • Applicants must hold the rank of associate or full professor in a medical, dental, or public health school, and have had administrative experience in personnel and budget management.

  • Applicants must be nominated by the dean of their institution, or the chief executive officer of their academic health center.

A strong candidate application presents evidence for leadership potential. This includes:

  • Description of leadership experiences that have included strategic risk-taking.

  • A track record of formal and informal professional development, including mentoring and program participation outside her specialty field.
  • Rationale for seeking leadership roles and a realistic assessment of likely internal and external leadership opportunities over the five years following the fellowship program.

Full application details can be found on the ELAM website. **NOTE: Do not complete ELAM application until Medical School sponsorship decision is made.The deadline for Medical School sponsorship consideration is 9:00am Monday, January 5, 2015Please contact Kerri Miller (kerrim@umn.edu) with any questions.

Previous Events

 "Thriving Amidst Chaos: Time Management Ideas that Work"

On February 14, 2013, the Medical School sponsored a lecture on time management by Susan R. Johnson, M.D., M.S., University of Iowa. This session presented core principles on organizing your work and managing your time, as well as a detailed system for implementing them into your work life. Click here to view the slides and listen to the presentation.




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