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Internal Faculty Development Programs

Faculty Development and Mentoring Programs sponsored by UMass Chan Medical School

Faculty Diversity Scholars Program (FDSP)
 The goal of the FDSP is to recruit new faculty from underrepresented groups in the health sciences and to support their successful academic career advancement. FDSP scholars must define a mentoring plan that includes a mentoring team.

Clinical Research Scholar (K12) Program
 Mentored training for faculty in clinical and translational research supported by the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS).

Masters in Clinical Science Investigation (MSCI)  This program provides MD and PhD trainees with skills that will enable them to design, conduct, and analyze the results of clinical, public health, and translational research investigations. The program includes a mentored research project. 

Research Career & Writing Group (“K-Club”)
  Support for faculty who are planning to submit applications for career development (“K”) awards, through a monthly meeting with faculty mentors (sponsored by the UMCCTS).

I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS This program guides interdisciplinary teams through a hands-on process of understanding the market for their technology utilizing a proven customer discovery methodology. Based on the I-Corps courses run by NSF and NIH.

See here for other educational programs sponsored by the UMCCTS.

Teaching of Tomorrow (TOT) A nationally recognized and highly acclaimed faculty development program for preceptors of medical students and residents.
Sponsored by the Clinical Faculty Development Center.

Worcester MPH Program A two-year program leading to the Masters in Public Health with core courses taught on the Worcester campus. Sponsored by the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

Departmental Mentoring Programs

Several departments have established formal mentoring programs, including the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnoplogy, Family Medicine and Community Health, Pediatrics, and Population & Quantitative Health Sciences. Talk to your chair or division chief about obtaining mentoring within your department. Your Annual Performance Review (APR) meeting with your chair or chief is an excellent opportunity to start this discussion. You might first complete the Individual Opportunity Plan (IOP) to define your career direction or Step 1 ( of the Find a Mentor pages to define your mentoring needs.

Faculty Development and Mentoring Programs sponsored by UMMH

UMMH Organization and People Development sponsors leadership courses open to physician faculty. For more information contact

  • Physician Leadership Development Program (PLDP)
  • Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP)
  • Crucial Conversations. Training on how to be effective in discussions where stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, offered to everyone at UMMHC.