AAMC GFA Webinar - Faculty Career Lifecycle: Promising Practices for Onboarding - February 1

This webinar will provide practical information and ‘promising practices’ to enhance and improve the faculty onboarding process. Faculty affairs panelists, representing different institutions, will discuss their individual institutional approach to onboarding new faculty. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

As a result of attending the webinar, attendees will:

  • Identify major components of new faculty onboarding programs
  • Develop metrics to measure success of the onboarding process
  • Recognize future directions for improving the onboarding process

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Andrea Berry
Executive Director, Faculty Life

Andrea Berry is the Executive Director of Faculty Life at University of Central Florida College of Medicine. In this role, she develops and implements faculty development and continuous professional development programs to renew or assist the diverse faculty in their multiple roles. Using modalities aligned with principles of adult learning, the office leads programs to enhance teaching and education, research and scholarly activity, clinical practice, academic leadership and management, and faculty affairs, including faculty advancement, retention, and vitality. Andrea has worked in medical education for over two decades and has a strong perspective of both the student and faculty experience in the field. She is particularly interested in the clinical curriculum and has created several regionally recognized programs designed to support physicians in their medical education roles. She is chair-elect of the SGEA, chair of MESRE’s Professional Development Committee and past-chair of the Academies Collaborative. Andrea has given over 100 invited lectures on clinical teaching topics. Her research interests include faculty development, geriatric curriculum and education, workplace-based learning and assessment, program evaluation, innovative curricula and professional identity formation.

Megan M. Palmer, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, Professional Development & Diversity, IU School of Medicine Vice Chair of Academic Affairs & Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, IU School of Medicine Associate Professor, Educational Leaders

Megan M. Palmer PhD, is senior associate dean of faculty affairs and professional development at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer is also an associate professor and vice chair of academic affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the IU School of Medicine. Further, Megan is an associate professor of higher education in the IU School of Education – Bloomington. In her senior associate dean position, Megan supports faculty in teaching, promotion and tenure, orientation, work–life integration, and other aspects of faculty life. Her research focuses on college teaching, medical education, faculty development, and the experience of faculty. Megan teaches a wide range of courses including, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, College Teaching and Learning, and Introduction to College and University Administration. She holds a PhD from Indiana University, MS from Colorado State University, and BA from University of St. Thomas (MN).

Bryan Touchet, MD, LFAPA
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education & Faculty Affairs, Professor of Psychiatry and George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair of Medical Education, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa

Dr. Bryan Touchet completed his medical school education and psychiatry residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa, and he is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He served as medical director of the Psychiatry Clinic and the Psychiatry Residency Program Director before being appointed as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education & Faculty Affairs at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine. He is active in clinical practice and in psychiatry training for students and residents, with a focus on psychotherapy practice and education. As a faculty affairs dean, Dr. Touchet oversees all aspects of faculty onboarding and  promotions, provides mentorship for career development, and helps create and deliver curricula to equip faculty for their roles as medical educators.

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