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 been offered on recognizing generational differences in learners, understanding leadership styles, managing projects successfully, and more.
To learn more about our faculty development workshops contact Dr. Nonaillada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Scholars Program
Our 18-month 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.
Faculty Diversity Initiatives
We seek to attract and retain talent that reflects the rich diversity of our communities and the patients we serve by actively recruiting individuals from groups that are underrepresented in medicine into faculty, staff, and leadership positions.
Our staff participates in regular training sessions, as recommended by the Association of American Medical Colleges, to mitigate unconscious bias and to better understand and appreciate the diverse backgrounds of our students and their colleagues.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
We have established a Diversity and Inclusion Committee to implement the following strategies:
- attend national and regional meetings that address minority health issues
- post open faculty and staff positions in publications with minority audiences
- fund a visiting elective program for students who are underrepresented in medicine
- establish collaborative relationships with professional organizations that share these diversity mandates
Departmental Diversity Ambassadors
All departments and institutes have a departmental diversity ambassador, who has been appointed to champion diversity and inclusion efforts. Diversity ambassadors meet regularly with members of their department to gather suggestions for encouraging an inclusive environment. They then collaborate with the director of diversity and inclusion to develop a school-wide strategy that reflects the suggestions of the broader community.