Faculty Development


The Office of Faculty Affairs is committed to the lifelong professional development and academic success of all Medical School faculty members. Several programs, supported and sponsored by OFA, are designed to support faculty with grant writing and manuscript preparation. The following programs are currently being offered:

Academic Health Center NIH Proposal Preparation Program (P3)

This program is designed for early-career, assistant professor faculty members in the Academic Health Center who are preparing their first K- or R-series grant proposal. Over the course of thirteen (13) two-hour sessions, participants prepare drafts of their proposal sections and critique each other's written materials. This program is offered three times annually to coincide with the fall, winter and summer NIH deadlines. Space is limited. Click here for more information and upcoming offerings.

Path to Publication: A Workshop on Preparing Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

This interactive, half-day workshop is designed for Medical School faculty who have minimal to moderate experience in writing for peer-reviewed journals. This workshop is offered twice annually, typically in December and April. Click here for more information and upcoming offerings.

Manuscript Writing Workshop Series (MWWS)

Over the course of eight (8) two-hour sessions, faculty will initiate, develop and complete a manuscript based on a pre-existing data set. This workshop includes didactic and shared manuscript review sessions. Click here for more information and upcoming offerings.

Additionally, resources are available for faculty who are interested in mentoring programs and medical education.

Master Mentoring Program

The Master Mentoring Program is designed to provide additional support to faculty as they work to successfully pursue their intellectual passions, advance in their academic medicine careers and become future leaders at the University of Minnesota. 

Medical Educator Development and Scholarship (MEDS)

The MEDS website provides important and timely information about upcoming workshops and available resources to help guide and develop medical education, teaching and scholarship in the Medical School.