The Department of Medicine values professional development that provides the knowledge, tools and skills to succeed in academic medicine. We hope faculty, staff and trainees take advantage of these opportunities.
Strategic Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program
This program develops inclusive leaders. It covers a series of topics including: developing common language and consensus; diagnosing institutional bias; EDI organizational frameworks; best practices in recruitment and retention; inclusive communication; change management; and more.
Business of Medicine Leadership Program
The Department of Medicine’s Business of Medicine Leadership Program (BMLP) was designed and delivered in 2017 to provide our clinical faculty and emerging leaders with a professional development opportunity that increases business acumen, leadership skills and expertise. The program has now been expanded throughout IU School of Medicine to include emergent faculty leaders from all departments.
Promotion and Tenure
The Writing Accountability Group and Promotion Accountability Group were established to assist early career faculty with their scholarship and to help them prepare strong and comprehensive promotion dossiers.
Dexter Academy was created to assemble a core nucleus of accomplished clinical teachers, medical education scholars and experienced mentors in the Department to advance medical education. Among other things, it focuses on the professional development of clinical faculty, including fellows and senior residents, with plans for an academic career focused on medical education.
In our peer coaching program, faculty members offer colleagues coaching on aspects of professional life, such as communication, productivity, work relationships, and work/life balance.
Food for Thought
This program is an opportunity for faculty to informally meet, share a meal, and discuss the ways their wellness is impacted by their work environment (and how it might be improved).
We host Medicine Grand Rounds dedicated to wellness every year. Additionally, faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend regular "Wellness Chats" where they can connect, decompress, and learn about maximizing their wellness from mental health experts.
"Modeling a Culture of Wellness" Guidelines
We expect department leaders to adopt the best practices described in this guidelines document. With time, our hope is that these practices will cascade to all members of the department.
Human Resources has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to provide current IU staff, faculty and students with access to an online library of more than 15,000 expert-led video tutorials and courses.