As explained under our Faculty Development and Mentoring Overview section:
Once on board, each new surgery faculty will be assigned an initial PRIMARY mentor within the department as well as 2 or more secondary mentors that may be from the Department of Surgery or from other Departments if their expertise would be appropriate as a mentor. If a surgery faculty member has research interests outside the department, a research mentor in that field would also be assigned. Additionally if a new faculty member is interested in developing a clinical service/area of expertise not currently available in the hospital or department, an opportunity to meet with the appropriate departmental, SOM and KU-Hospital people to assist in that development will be provided.
To begin the process of mentor assignment, we ask junior faculty members to complete the following form:
To begin the process for becoming a mentor for the first time, we ask senior faculty members to complete the following form:
Each surgery faculty member will have meetings with their mentoring committee at least twice a year to address concerns and developmental milestones prior to annual chair-review. Each of these meetings will be documented for the mentee’s file using a One Page Sample Form.
MERIT, ADVANCEMENT AND/OR PROMOTION ARE ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THE MISSION CRITERIA OF EACH ACADEMIC TRACK IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
It is imperative that faculty members review the official SOM Annual Assessment of Faculty Members Guidelines, as well as the SOM Promotion and Tenure website which are the definitive resources. For assistance or questions about reviews for this year, or P&T, please contact the Office of Professional Development and Faculty Affairs (PDFA).