Office of Faculty Development

General Faculty Development

MedEdPORTAL® is a free online service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges, which aims to equip healthcare professionals across the continuum with effective and efficient educational tools to improve patient care. The program recently released a brief video which describes its three services - Publications, iCollaborative and the CE Directory. Visit to view the video and share with others! For more information please contact one of MedEdPortal's Wake Forest representatives: the Faculty Mentor, Dr. Michael Hulme (, the Director of the Faculty Program, Dr. Michael Fitch (, or the Associate Editor for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, Dr. Sonia Crandall ( Dr. Hulme is also available to provide assistance to those interested in publishing their own material as a peer reviewed resource in publications, and strengthening their portfolio for promotion purposes.

2014 Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar
September 5-8, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia
Optional Pre-Conference Workshop: Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards (information below) 
The Association of American Medical Colleges popular Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar is designed for junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, MD/PhDs and PhDs) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.  This 3-day seminar provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models. Bringing together both junior faculty from the United States and Canada, this year’s seminar will be a multicultural experience that facilitates information sharing and networking View the online agenda for full program details.  Register Today
Apply for the 2014 Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards:
The AAMC also offers the Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards just prior to the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar. Designed for faculty who are actively working on an NIH Career Development K or R grant proposal, this program is composed of a full day pre-conference seminar (Sept. 5), an individual meeting with the coach, and biweekly virtual group meetings to facilitate ongoing review and discussion. Participation in the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar is not required to participate in the coaching group and separate registration is required. For more information on the coaching group and to apply, please visit our website. The deadline to submit applications is July 10.


AAMC Learning Lab on Unconscious Bias in the Health Professions 
October 7-9, 2014, San Francisco, Calif.
Program Details
Diversity Policy and Programs has partnered with Cook Ross, an exceptional diversity and inclusion consultancy with an expertise in training and facilitation, to create a seminar on unconscious bias for health professions audiences. Cook Ross has developed an intensive and dynamic 3-day learning lab which examines how unconscious biases develop, how they influence perceptions and decision making, and their impact on institutional diversity and inclusion efforts. This unique professional development opportunity is aimed at diversity leaders in academic medicine and other professionals in healthcare and biomedical research. Please act fast as slots are limited.


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Office of Faculty Affairs & Development


8:00am to 5:00pm

Wake Forest Baptist Health
3rd Floor, Watlington Hall
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC  27157


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