Faculty Development & Mentoring
At NYU Long Island School of Medicine, we ensure that our faculty have the support, information, and resources to advance professionally. We provide structure, tools, and guidance through professional development workshops and research mentoring.
Our assistant dean for faculty development and mentoring, Jeannine Nonaillada, PhD, oversees ongoing needs assessments in each department using faculty evaluations, peer performance reviews, feedback from course and clerkship directors, and student exit interviews and outcomes data.
A physician education committee then reviews this information to determine priority areas, develop training sessions, and recruit faculty educators with the appropriate expertise to meet our needs.
Faculty Development Workshops
We host faculty development workshops to help our staff develop important skills to improve their teaching methods.
Workshops cover techniques for writing effective tests, incorporating reflective practices, and problem-based learning techniques. Other workshops have offered tips for teaching across generations, understanding leadership styles, managing projects successfully, and more. To learn more about our faculty development workshops contact Dr. Nonaillada at email@example.com.
Faculty Scholars Program
Our Faculty Scholars Program trains junior faculty in how to conduct educational research, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and present their findings at national meetings. Topics covered include searching and appraising the medical literature, research survey methods and design, data analysis and interpretation, and writing for publication.
We also offer a variety of services through our Office of Sponsored Programs for faculty who seek research funding. This includes assistance developing study proposals and budgets, fulfilling regulatory compliance requirements, managing intellectual property rights, and negotiating contracts. Learn more about the Faculty Scholars Program.
Junior Faculty Interest Group
Faculty who are within seven years of their post-graduate training and who are at the assistant professor level, often referred to as junior faculty, have to navigate a complex system of institutional productivity metrics and requirements for promotion, while developing a clinical and/or research focus. Success during this time is augmented by mentorship, resourcefulness, and support from other faculty. The Junior Faculty Interest Group, led by Marc J. Braunstein, MD, PhD, and Jeannine Nonaillada, PhD, has been created to facilitate interaction among faculty with less than seven years’ experience to support personal and profession growth by sharing ideas and experiences that might be beneficial to the group. This group is separate from our Faculty Council and faculty development and mentoring sessions, which serve as official forums for faculty concerns and professional development.
Junior faculty from various departments and divisions are invited to join meetings every two to three months. General topics for discussion include promotion metrics, research and interprofessional collaboration, teaching, mentorship and networking, and work–life integration.
For more information about the Junior Faculty Interest Group, email Dr. Braunstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Medicine Group
The Women in Medicine Group, led by Wendy L. Kinzler, MD, Lyn D. Weiss, MD, and Patricia Rekawek, MD, aims to support, sponsor, mentor and promote women at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Participants include medical students, residents, and faculty. It is open to all members of the school community. The group meets monthly to discuss pertinent articles, encourage academic promotion for women, review topics relevant to women physicians, and support one another.
Discussion topics include making it easier for women to breast feed at work, coping with micro-aggressions, engaging in contract negotiations, multi-tasking, improving research collaboration for women, learning how to say “no,” making career choices that align with work-life balance, giving and receiving evaluations, navigating the postpartum period, and normalizing parenting while working.
For information about Women in Medicine Group, please email Tara Consalvo at email@example.com.