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Faculty Leadership Program

Dean Nancy E. Dunlap and Drs. Susan M. Pollart invite you to participate.

Initiated in 1994, the School of Medicine's  Faculty Development Program is designed to support and provide faculty with the skills necessary to facilitate a successful career in academic medicine and as members of the community of the University of Virginia Health System. It is our goal to enhance faculty competencies and to instill in our faculty a sense of community and shared values through this program. The programs and offerings for Faculty Development are innovated annually, with each successive program building upon the identified strengths, successes, and the encouraged feedback of participants, department chairs, center directors,  Faculty Development Advisory Committee, our  program evaluations, and the Dean.


List of course offerings for 2014-2015 (click the link for the list of course offerings)


Excellence in Medical Education: Faculty Development Certificate Program

This series is presented in collaboration with the Academy of Distinguished Educators.

Faculty who attend 10 workshops over a two-year period will receive a Certificate of Commitment to Faculty Development in Medical Education.  The certificate can be included as part of the Teaching Portfolio, which in turn can be used for purposes of application for membership to the Academy of Distinguished Educators and/or as part of the portfolio for promotion and tenure.  Click here for topics, dates, times, and locations.

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New Faculty Orientation and the Mentoring Program

The New Faculty Orientation Programs of the SOM Faculty Development Office are designed to provide resources for your career development and your personal learning advancement. We offer many opportunities and services to guide and support you on your successful journey with the UVA School of Medicine. During your first year, we recommend that all new faculty attend our  Orientation Session.

In addition to the Orientation Sesions, each new faculty member will work with his/her department chair to select an initial mentor. Visit the Faculty Mentoring Program website for details.


Registration and Evaluation

Please register in advance for FLP seminars.

To register, visit the Faculty Leadership Programs course offering list.
All programs are designed to promote active participation. Your feedback is very important to us! Please complete and submit all evaluations.

CME credit is available for participation in the programs. Visit the CME home page or call 982-3635 for additional information about receiving credit.


Leadership and Contacts

Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and Professor of Family Medicine

Phone: 434-982-1754; Email: sps2s@virginia.edu


Troy S. Buer, PhD, Director of Faculty Development

Phone: 434-982-4335; E-mail: tsb5t@virginia.edu


Ashley L. Ayers, Coordinator for Faculty Leadership Programs, Dean's Office, School of Medicine

Phone: 434-924-8497; E-mail: ala5t@virginia.edu