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Faculty Development and Mentorship Program

The URM Faculty Development Program is an individualized longitudinal program delivered through a series of short online modules and one-on-one mentoring from senior faculty. It is designed to serve the career needs of RUSH Medical College underrepresented minority faculty at the early and mid-career levels.

It’s never too early to join the Faculty Development Program. We welcome faculty at all stages of their careers – just starting out or further along.

Developed by program director Andem (Andy) Ekpenyong, MD, RUSH’s new URM Faculty Development and Mentorship Program offers content and experiences tailored to the specific needs of each individual participant.

Andem Ekpenyong, MD

A series of short online modules serves as a springboard for each participant to create and realize their career goals. Module topics are selected for relevance to faculty across specialties, including:

  • Using portfolios to showcase academic achievement
  • Tips for academic writing
  • Defining scholarship
  • Getting promoted
  • Building a network
  • and more

To accommodate the hectic work schedules of our faculty members, there are no scheduled classes or meetings. Participants set their own schedule and pace.

Working with an assigned mentor, participants will complete short assignments and provide periodic progress updates. This work will culminate in the development of a portfolio, which can be used to build a promotion packet or meet other career goals.

The program is free to all participants.

How to participate

If you are interested in joining the URM Faculty Development and Mentorship Program, please complete the registration form below. The program leadership will reach out to you to answer questions and discuss how the mentorship experience can advance your career goals.