Faculty & Resident Mentorship

The Department of Plastic Surgery seeks to help its faculty members realize their personal and professional potential in the context of helping the Department meet its mission goals of education, research, clinical and community service. To this end, the department has developed its mentoring programs for faculty and residents.

Faculty Development Programs include:

doctors reviewing bookOrientation of new faculty members to the opportunities and responsibilities that go with their role through our Department Ambassador Program and individual mentor assignments, in conjunction with the School of Medicine's Mentorship and "On-Boarding" program.

Mentoring Towards Promotion and/or Tenure (P&T).

Numerous online professional development resources regarding Promotion and Tenure (P&T), beginning with the Annual Assessment process, so that a faculty member can see at a glance the expectations detailed in the official SOM guidelines. Visit the KU School of Medicine Faculty Mentoring website for information.

Ongoing mentorship by the assigned faculty mentor and other senior faculty members as appropriate.

Faculty development activities, sponsored by the Department and the School, including but not limited to:

  • The ongoing IAMSE and lunch seminars scheduled by the Offices of Medical Education and Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
  • Opportunity to participate in the Faculty Leadership Academy.
  • Encouragement of, and support for, participation in Faculty Development activities sponsored by professional organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and other organizations related to the faculty member's professional credentials and Department responsibilities.
  • At least annual review by the Department Chairman and referral to the Promotion and Tenure Committee of each faculty member's CV who is ready to proceed with advancement, accompanied by advice on what activities would most benefit the faculty member in moving toward promotion in their faculty track, (and tenure, if applicable,) and a timeline for achieving it.
  • At least annual meetings with their mentor and Department Chair to review her/his progress in each of the core areas, and explore opportunities for taking on new education, research, clinical, community service and institutional service roles

Resident Development Programs include:

Orientation of new residents to the opportunities and responsibilities that go with their role through the School of Medicine's Mentorship and "On-Boarding" program.

Ongoing mentorship by the assigned resident and faculty mentor as appropriate.

Resident development activities, sponsored by the Department and the School, including but not limited to:

  • Encouragement of, and support for, participation in resident and educational activities sponsored by professional organizations such as the Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and other organizations as appropriate.
  • At least annual meetings with their mentor and Department Chair to review her/his progress in each of the core areas, and explore opportunities for taking on new education, research, clinical activities and plan their post-graduation course.

 


Jenny Hascall, the Department of Plastic Surgery Senior Administrator, and Kendra Parker, Residency Program Coordinator, are our department ambassadors.

Last modified: Nov 27, 2013
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