Faculty Development

Professional development for faculty is an important aspect in the advancement of the education and clinical practice of physicians at the University of California, San Francisco and those who would like to participate in our learning programs. The goal of faculty development is to recruit, retain, promote and nurture a vibrant and diverse faculty.

The Division of Medical Education supports this aim by offering the following programs in collaboration and partnership with campus-wide initiatives:

Pediatric Early Faculty Development and Mentoring Program

Our program is designed to support career development of faculty at the junior level, and help provide support and direction through collaboration with experienced faculty mentors who will facilitate appropriate academic progress. Early faculty must develop many different aspects of their professional abilities to facilitate increasing their expertise in their chosen area of scholarly focus. An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is often helpful to refine the direction of this development and how it might unfold.

An important skill for academic advancement is the ability to reflect and self-assess on one’s strengths and opportunities for growth. Our program provides early faculty with an IDP and self-assessment tool to help take stock of one’s progress and to identify areas on which to capitalize as well as to develop.

Please visit our site at: Early Faculty Development and Mentoring.

IDP Self-Assessment and Mentorship
Criteria for Advancement
UCSF Profiles
Career Development Resources

Our program works in conjunction with the UCSF Office of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development and Advancement Faculty Mentoring Program

Research and Development in Medical Education (RaDME)
RaDME leads educational research and educational skills development for all UCSF faculty from its home in the School of Medicine. RaDME believes that choices about teaching and learning should be based on evidence, and continually integrates ideas from the educational literature into its programs.

Please visit our site at: Research and Development in Medical Education.

Educational Skills Workshops
Teaching Scholars Program

Resource Allocation Program (RAP)

RAP is a campus-wide program whose aim is to coordinate intramural research funding opportunities for the UCSF campus, while allowing funding agencies to maintain full autonomy over their funding mechanisms and awardees. It's administered by the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost's office and resides within the Research Development Office (RDO).

Please visit our site at: Resource Allocation Program.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) provides infrastructure, services, and training to support clinical and translational research. To advance its mission, it develops broad coalitions and partnerships at the local and national levels to enable a transformation of the research environment. Established in 2006, CTSI was among the first of the now 60-member Clinical & Translational Science Awards consortium funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.

Please visit our site at: CTSI at UCSF.