Mid-Career Faculty in Academic Medicine (MCFAM)

The mid-career faculty in academic medicine (MCFAM) program is a new faculty interest group with quarterly faculty development activities including mentoring, networking, and workshops and seminars.

Mid-career faculty often experience increased work demands, pressure to provide support to early faculty, and are relied on to provide service to the Medical School. Mid-career faculty have reported more stress and reduced job satisfaction. Among mid-career faculty, individuals who identify as women and underrepresented faculty experience more challenges in academic medicine.

Retention and promotion is critical to the success of the Medical School and this program is aimed at supporting faculty in their career development, building a community of support, and improving our overall retention of mid-career faculty.

Sessions will be held quarterly, with additional events or workshops scheduled to address particular topics as needed. Participants will be added to a calendar invitation, after rsvp’ing for the introductory session.

More information coming soon! If there are any questions, please contact us at ms-ofa@umn.edu.

Anne Blaes, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Heather Thompson Buum, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Rahel Ghebre, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
  • Build and maintain effective personal and professional relationships
  • Expand knowledge and leadership skills
  • Develop and assess professional development goals for future career roles
  • Identify strategies and tools for promotion opportunities
  • Expand your peer support network
Who Should Participate

Mid-career faculty, including associate or recently promoted full professors.

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