Succeeding in a faculty career in academic medicine has become much more complicated in recent years, with rapid changes in health care delivery bringing new demands and new methods to the education, clinical, and research work environments. The School of Medicine supports the professional development of faculty at every level. Our goal is to assist the faculty in achieving success and satisfaction at every stage in their careers in academic medicine.



New Faculty Orientation 

Dates for 2022 Coming Soon!



Junior Faculty Mentoring Committee:

The Office of Faculty Development is dedicated to the success of our new faculty.  One component of that support is the Junior Faculty Guidance and Mentoring Committee. 

The goal of the Mentoring Program for Junior Faculty is to ensure the academic success and advancement of our junior faculty. This program consists of (1) a larger assembly of mentors, represented by senior faculty with successful academic careers who are available to serve as faculty mentors, (2) a mentor selection sub-committee, and (3) individualized mentoring committees. The “Mentor Selection Sub-committee” identifies two to three mentors for each junior faculty member. These mentors will be selected based on having expertise that is complementary to that of the junior faculty mentee. The individualized committees will then provide mentoring and career development advice through meetings with the mentee. The mentors will provide advice not only on an informal basis, but also as part of the annual evaluation process aligned with the annual departmental review. The individual committees will meet, at a minimum, biannually. These meetings can be more frequent based on a request by either the committee or the mentee. If you are interested in participating in this program as either a mentor or a mentee please contact Dr. Wayne Backes at, head of the Mentoring Program.



Faculty Advancement Workshops

The Office of Faculty Development has re-worked the Advancement Workshops with the goal of making them more targeted, tailored, convenient and concise.  There will be separate workshops for basic science faculty, who are often on the tenure track, from clinical faculty.   

Promotion Workshop dates/places: Dates TBD

Lion’s 6th floor large classroom

Lion’s 6th floor large classroom

Children’s Hospital location TBA

Baton Rouge, MEIC 1st floor lecture room

Lafayette, UHC Room 3E

Please encourage any faculty members who are interested in academic advancement this year or next to attend one of the workshops.