Key Components of a Robust Faculty Development Program: An Emphasis on Contemporary Programming Events
A strong faculty development program is crucial to recruit, support, and advance early-career faculty members in order to achieve and sustain an exceptional and diverse medical community. There has been increasing appreciation for the importance of fostering intrapersonal "soft-skills" such as leadership, mentorship, resilience, adaptability, and emotional intelligence. These skills allow an individual to better interact with others and their environment, and can facilitate teamwork, time management, decision-making, and conflict resolution. The development of these skills is an ongoing process that is cumulative in nature, and generalizable to any career phase or field of medicine. A comprehensive faculty development program must emphasize these contemporary notions alongside the traditional curriculum, and this includes individual, departmental, institutional, and national level considerations.
Dunagan A, McGrath AL, Catanzano T, Robbins JB, Bhargava P. Key Components of a Robust Faculty Development Program: An Emphasis on Contemporary Programming Events. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2021 Jan 8:S0363-0188(21)00030-X. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2021.01.001. Epub ahead of print.