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Faculty Development

Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, FASA, Vice Chair for Professional Development

Our department is committed to helping every faculty member achieve their maximum potential. To this end, we have developed a series of faculty professional development programs.

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Faculty Development Seminar Series

All faculty members and trainees are invited to attend our Faculty Development Seminar Series, held virtually the second Thursdays of each month from 5 – 6 PM.

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Five-Minute Onboarding Manual Series for New Faculty

For new faculty members joining our department, a series of manuals has been created. Each manual concisely summarizes various academic aspects of teaching, scholarly activity, and faculty development. 

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Mentor-Mentee Program

In January 2020, we developed a formal department Mentor-Mentee Program. The initial target faculty members for this program include junior academic faculty and newly hired faculty members of the department.

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Wellness Program

Physician well-being has been recognized as an acute issue to be addressed. UPMC offers a number of physician wellness programs and AMA honors UPMC as one of 22 national medical organizations committing to cutting doctor burnout.