JUMP Overview and Program Structure
JUMP was created to support our junior faculty in their pursuit of a
fulfilling and successful career by providing mentoring for professional and personal
growth in teaching, research, patient care and leadership.
It is the responsibility of department chairs to mentor their faculty in
ways that facilitate and support them to achieve their full potential and to be
successful-- achieved through annual faculty reviews and additional meetings,
as required. However, the importance of multiple mentors cannot be emphasized
enough. Thus, besides being mentored by the department chair, it is equally
important for junior faculty to receive mentoring from other senior
faculty, from both inside and outside of their department to provide
content-specific, general career or scholarly guidance (for more information,
see Mentoring Categories). JUMP will
assist in identifying those mentors.
is based on best practices of existing institution-wide mentoring programs at
medical schools. The JUMP structure is a blended approach that involves a
partnership between departments, existing WFSM mentoring programs, a Faculty
Development Mentoring Committee, and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Career
Within the OFACD, the JUMP Manager serves as the primary contact person for
JUMP and is responsible for the day to day operations and for all
communications with Program participants.
Department Chair assigns one or more senior faculty to serve as Departmental
Mentoring Facilitators (DMF). DMF's will serve as a liaison between their
department and the OFACD and will assist the participating junior faculty in
their department in being matched with a content-specific mentor.
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