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Faculty Development

The Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics values professional development that provides the knowledge, tools and skills to succeed in academic medicine. Each of us may find professional fulfillment in any  of the many different roles we serve in across our career trajectories. The roles we invest in may also evolve over time. Here we have collated resources, opportunities, and information pertinent to many of these common phenotypes. These programs are offered by the Division, the Department, and the IU School of Medicine's Faculty Affairs Professional Development and Diversity (FAPDD) Office.

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  • Training and Programs

    Advanced Scholars Program for Internists in Research and Education (ASPIRE) is an eighteen-month program designed for junior to mid-level faculty interested in pursuing an area of scholarship, developing research skills, and disseminating their work. Scholars receive mentoring and FTE support.

    The Professional Advancement for Clinician Educator and Scholars (PACES) program is led by the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and offers guidance, conducts skills and educational workshops, and supports professional development for all our faculty. Programming is added throughout the year. PACES also offers grants to advance faculty development.

    The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) is a year-long, cohort-based faculty development and orientation program for faculty in the second or third years of their appointment. Participants are introduced to the fundamentals of career planning, self-management, and leadership skills to enable them to accomplish their primary career goals and aspirations. All applicants must solicit a letter of support from their chair or division director.

    Faculty Learning Communities on Research in Medical Education (RIME) The office of Faculty Affairs Professional Development and Diversity (FAPDD) and the IU School of Medicine Office of Educational Affairs sponsor faculty learning communities (FLC) on educational scholarship in medical education research. The FLC is a peer-led group of faculty members who engage in an active, collaborative, year-long program, structured to provide encouragement, support, and reflection.

    Academy of Teaching Scholars: The IU School of Medicine Academy of Teaching Scholars is a program designed to help faculty build and share their skills as educators. The program encourages faculty to develop the skills needed to become educational leaders and facilitators of positive change

    The Dexter Academy and the Dexter Fellowship assembles a core nucleus of accomplished clinical teachers, medical education scholars and experienced mentors in the Department of Medicine 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.

    Faculty Enrichment and Education Development (FEED) programs host workshops that cover key topics in faculty development.

    The Ruth Lilly Medical Library offers classes on a range of topics to advance your scholarship including literature searches, citation managers, etc.

  • Resources

    The Ruth Lilly Medical Library guide for educators was developed for those involved in medical education and medical education research.

    Career Development Consultations are free, one-time, brief meetings in which a senior faculty consultant assists a more junior faculty participant with targeted guidance around career goals and plans. This guidance is based on a review of the participant’s career development plan and CV, as well as conversations that emerge during the meeting.

    CITI training for research ethics and compliance.

    Ruth Lilly Medical Librarians Laura Menard, MLS and Julia Stumpff, MSLIS are excellent resources for General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics faculty members. They can assist with literature searches, scoping reviews, systematic reviews and guide you towards publishing venues.

    The Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science offers several services including protocol and budget development and free walk-in clinics.

    IU School of Medicine and health partners branded  templates  and poster printing are available as you prepare poster presentations.

    Accounts for IU REDCap, an easy-to-use tool for creating a secure, web-based data capture system. Quickly build data entry forms and surveys, capture data, and export that data, ready to use, in Excel, SAS, R, SPSS, and Stata formats.

  • Grants and Funding

    The Dexter Fellowship is awarded annually by the Department of Medicine to an early career faculty member who is focused on improving medical education. Applications for the next cycle are due on April 11, 2022.

    The Professional Advancement for Clinician Educator and Scholars (PACES) program is led by the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and offers guidance, conducts skills and educational workshops, and supports professional development for all our faculty. Programming is added throughout the year. PACES also offers grants to advance faculty development.

    The IU School of Medicine Skill Enhancement Award provides associate professors the opportunity to acquire new skills to accelerate the trajectory of their career toward full professor. The skill enhancement experiences are expected to occur away from campus over a time frame of two-five weeks.

    Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Innovation Grants foster educational innovations in academic internal medicine through its annual grant program.

    The Society of General Internal Medicine National Grants support individuals and programs that strive to improve patient care, teaching and research.

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