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Professional Development

The Department of Medicine values professional development that provides the knowledge, tools and skills to succeed in academic medicine. We hope faculty, staff and trainees take advantage of these opportunities.

Leadership Programs

  • Strategic Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program

    This program develops inclusive leaders. It covers a series of topics including: developing common language and consensus; diagnosing institutional bias; EDI organizational frameworks; best practices in recruitment and retention; inclusive communication; change management; and more. 

  • Business of Medicine Leadership Program

    The Department of Medicine’s Business of Medicine Leadership Program (BMLP) was designed and delivered in 2017 to provide our clinical faculty and emerging leaders with a professional development opportunity that increases business acumen, leadership skills and expertise. The program has now been expanded throughout IU School of Medicine to include emergent faculty leaders from all departments.

Promotion and Tenure

  • Accountability Groups

    The Writing Accountability Group and Promotion Accountability Group were established to assist early career faculty with their scholarship and to help them prepare strong and comprehensive promotion dossiers.

  • Individual Consultations

    Faculty members have access to one-on-one professional development support from the Department of Medicine and Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.

Scholarly Programs

  • ASPIRE Program

    The Advanced Scholars Program for Internists in Research and Education (ASPIRE) at Indiana University School of Medicine empowers faculty members to develop and implement scholarly work in their area of interest. The program provides salary support, mentoring and skills training in a close-knit community of colleagues.

  • Dexter Academy

    Dexter Academy was created to assemble a core nucleus of accomplished clinical teachers, medical education scholars and experienced mentors in the Department to advance medical education. Among other things, it focuses on the professional development of clinical faculty, including fellows and senior residents, with plans for an academic career focused on medical education.


  • Peer Coaching

    In our peer coaching program, faculty members offer colleagues coaching on aspects of professional life, such as communication, productivity, work relationships, and work/life balance.

  • Food for Thought

    This program is an opportunity for faculty to informally meet, share a meal, and discuss the ways their wellness is impacted by their work environment (and how it might be improved).

  • Wellness Events

    We host Medicine Grand Rounds dedicated to wellness every year. Additionally, faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend regular "Wellness Chats" where they can connect, decompress, and learn about maximizing their wellness from mental health experts.

  • "Modeling a Culture of Wellness" Guidelines

    We expect department leaders to adopt the best practices described in this guidelines document. With time, our hope is that these practices will cascade to all members of the department.

Staff Opportunities