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Faculty Development

Dr. Wofford stands in the EDThe UMMC Department of Emergency Medicine supports and facilitates the development of faculty throughout their careers in terms of:

  • Research and scholarly activity;
  • Education and teaching;
  • Service and clinical care.

The goals of the faculty development program include:

  • Helping our faculty identify and succeed in activities that fulfill their own goals as faculty members as well as departmental obligations and track missions;
  • Discovering and further developing their strengths; and
  • Ensuring an environment that stimulates productivity, creativity, longevity, and academic success.  

The program's objectives include:

  • Providing opportunities for mentoring and career development with regard to goals, accomplishments, areas for improvement, strengths, and professional development needs;
  • Assessing progress toward and providing guidance regarding promotion and/or tenure (if applicable);
  • Clarifying expectations and allocations of effort;
  • Providing constructive feedback regarding faculty performance across mission areas and, if areas for improvement are noted, developing a plan for improvement;
  • Providing educational programming for professional development; and 
  • Improving faculty satisfaction with professional development.