Office of Professional Development – Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 

UMKC Human Resources is excited to announce the launch of a new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) website! To explore the new website, click HERE, and use company code UMKC to log in.

The new site provides online access to a wide range of resources regarding work and life topics of interest to you and your family – all available in one place. Just log in with the company code in order to navigate through articles, links, interactive content, self-searches, self-assessments, and more.

Website features Include:

  • Regularly updated information and links
  • Downloadable articles and tips sheets
  • Self-search provider databases for summer camps, education resources, pet sitters, attorneys, financial advisors, volunteer opportunities, and more
  • Legal and medical encyclopedias
  • Financial and daily living calculators
  • Savings Center providing 25 to 70 percent discounts on name-brand merchandise
  • Spanish-language content

Additionally, EAP is now hosting a new monthly webinar series, which has recently covered topics such as caring for aging loved ones, finances, nutrition, health, and more.

As a reminder, EAP continues to offer phone and in-person counseling sessions for UMKC employees. Schedule your appointment today by calling 816-931-3073 or toll-free 1-800-327-1223 during business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Please contact Human Resources at 816-235-1621 if you have questions.

Office of Professional Development – Celebrate

 

We feel that it is important to celebrate the successes of faculty at the UMKC School of Medicine.  Annually, there is a Promotion and Faculty Award Celebration that occurs in the fall of the academic year.  At that time faculty that promoted at each of the school’s affiliates are acknowledged.  Additionally, faculty that received SOM Faculty Awards for excellence are acknowledged.

An announcement that the Faculty Awards Review Committee (FARC) is seeking nominations for UMKC SOM faculty awards is typically sent out at the end of the academic year with a specific deadline.  Each award has specific requirements and necessary materials that need to be submitted for consideration.  Each award can be found in the Tab “Celebrate” on the Office of Professional Development webpage.  If you would like to be considered to be a member of the Faculty Awards Review Committee, please notify Dr. Sullivan at Sullivanchr@umkc.edu.

The FARC also seeks nominations for university-based awards annually.  Announcements regarding criteria, materials, and deadlines will be sent out on the Faculty listserv.

To view the 2020 PowerPoint of this year’s faculty who promoted and/or received a faculty recognition award, click here:  https://umkc.box.com/s/qsqybkzvazyuygen8vb1d4eytt0grpqb

 

 

 

Office of Professional Development – Promotion Related

 

Promotion related materials are helpful aides for those faculty contemplating going up for promotion in the next few years.  Also, look to the Resources taps for other helpful guides.

Materials include:

  • “Tips for Promotion Success–Physician Track” by Christine Sullivan, MD

Objectives:

  • Understand how to determine readiness for promotion
  • Determine strategies to prepare promotion packet
  • Understand timeframe to successfully complete application
  • Review promotion packet

Target Audience:  While the presentation is focused on non-tenured physician clinician tracks, any faculty considering promotion from time of initial appointment to considering promotion readiness and preparing promotion application will benefit from the session.

About the speaker:  Dr. Christine Sullivan is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and serves as the Associate Dean for Professional Development.  She previously served on the Physician Promotion Committee at the School of Medicine so she has direct knowledge of attributes of successful promotion applications.  She initially presented this discussion for the SOM’s Faculty Fellows and Scholars program.

Zoom presentation linkhttps://umkc.box.com/s/7hv8n2r0vqahk041ux4z2r7w0e96y9p7

 

 

 

  • Worksheet for Promotion, Levels of Intensity for non-tenure non-physician Faculty (coming soon)

 

Faculty Development Session Calendar

January to May 2021

 

SAVE THE DATES!!

Dates include:  January 20, February 9, March 23, April 14, and May 11 (all noon till 1 P.M.)

 

JANUARY 20, 2021, 12 P.M. till 1 P.M.

“Microaggressions in Life and Medicine”

Dean Mary Anne Jackson, MD

Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of microaggressions and ways to build resilience
  2. Incorporate knowledge of your personal communication style in dealing with microaggressions and building your career plan
  3. Use the 4Rs framework to deal with microaggressions
  • Recognize-identify
  • Reason-and impact
  • Responsibility-who beyond aggressor are responsible
  • Response-strategy and timing

Target Audience:  Faculty that want to further their skills to address microaggressions in their professional and personal life.

About the Speaker:  The first graduate to be appointed Dean of the UMKC School of Medicine, Dr. Jackson, a Professor of Pediatrics is one of 27 women among the 154 deans of the American Association of Medical Colleges. She completed pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s, and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern, before joining the faculty at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in 1984. She has been recognized with awards locally, regionally and nationally as an educator on pediatric infectious diseases and has been an invited speaker at universities around the country on topics on leadership. She has also been elected to the American Pediatric Society, the Society of Pediatric Research and the Academic Pediatric Association. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, she currently serves as a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, at the direction of the United States Assistant Secretary of Health.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/92836961420?pwd=OEloOEx1N0pObnNIMjA1YTF4Y0pBZz09

Meeting ID: 928 3696 1420

Passcode: 084098

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FEBRUARY 9, 12 P.M. till 1 P.M.  (This session is private and requires an RSVP-read below for details)

“Strengths Finder:  Using Our Talents to Grow”

Carlie Nikel, PsyD

Objectives of this workshop-style session:

  1. Discuss and learn the utility of the Strengths Finder tool for personal and professional growth
  2. Identify the positive and negative attributes of each of your top five talents
  3. Increase awareness of how to support the strengths of others
  4. Explore and implement the use of strengths-based leadership skills

 

Target Audience:  Faculty who are in leadership/seek leadership positions, want to enhance team building skills, and/or want to enhance professional and personal relationships through self-awareness of their strengths.

ImportantThe sessions require us to purchase materials for participants and for faculty to go on-line and complete the Strengths Finder survey by Gallup 2 weeks prior to the session (January 26th) (and provide results to the speaker) to prepare for the group session.

RSVP Required:  This session will be limited to 20 faculty.  It is intended for faculty that didn’t participate in the sessions last year.  Please respond to Mr. Callison at:  jmcdp3@umkc.edu  if you would like to reserve your place for this session.  You then will be given instructions about how to get the book, complete the assignment, and be provided the Zoom link to the private, not recorded session.   Please sign up early to reserve your spot!!

About the Speaker:  Carlie Nikel, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Nikel serves as an associate program director and psychology section chief for the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Nikel works at Truman Medical Centers where she is the family medicine integrated psychologist supervisor and provides integrated behavioral health services at Truman-Lakewood.

Zoom link will be provided at the time of RSVP to meeting and only available to those participants.

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MARCH 23, 12 P.M. till 1 P.M.

“Teaching Skills Panel Discussion”

Darla McCarthy, PhD, Jennifer Quaintance, PhD, Michael Wacker, PhD

Panel Discussion Facilitator, Christine Sullivan, MD, Associate Dean for Professional Development

Objectives:

  1. Learn about the teaching philosophies of teaching exemplars, including how you might enhance your current teaching values
  2. Through examples, learn how you can enhance your learners’ success by incorporating multiple active learning opportunities
  3. Further enhance your skills to identify and approach the struggling learner

Target Audience:  Faculty who work with undergraduate, graduate, and/or graduate medical education learners who wish to develop their teaching skills

About the Speakers:  Darla McCarthy, PhD, is the 2020 recipient of the Christopher Papasian, PhD Excellence in Teaching Award and 2017 recipient of the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award.  She is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Assistant Dean of Curriculum.  She teaches biochemistry to pre-clinical students in the BA/MD and PA programs, and directs courses in both programs.  Jennifer Quaintance, PhD, is the 2020 recipient of the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award. She is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Graduate Health Professions Education and Assistant Dean of Assessment and Quality Improvement. She teaches educational research and educator portfolios to graduate students in the Health Professions Education Graduate Certificate and Master’s programs. Michael Wacker, PhD, is the 2019 recipient of the Christopher Papasian, PhD Excellence in Teaching Award and 2015 recipient of the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award. He is Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. He teaches physiology to medical and graduate health professions programs and directs courses in these programs.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/93523903194?pwd=Z2VLOGlHRXVBcDB4aytlV2NqVTJaZz09

Meeting ID: 935 2390 3194

Passcode: 895313

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APRIL 14, 12 P.M. till 1 P.M.

“What Type of Leader Do You Aspire to Be?”

Christine Sullivan, MD and Phil Byrne, Ed.D.

Objectives:

  1. Understand different types of leadership
  2. Identify how your personal strengths/talents can be incorporated into your leadership style

Target audience:  Faculty who seek to develop their understanding of leadership and how they can use their talents to further their leadership skills.

About the speakers:  Christine Sullivan, MD is the Associate Dean for Professional Development and a Professor of Emergency Medicine.  She has served as a Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program and as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for the School of Medicine.  On a national level, she served on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committee for Emergency Medicine, including a two year term as Vice Chair.  Phil Byrne, Ed.D., is the Vice President, Medical Education and Research for Community Medical Centers in Fresno, CA, and Adjunct Assistant Professor UMKC SOM, and serves as the Program Director for the Health Professions Education program. He previously served as the Assistant Dean GME Administration at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CM KC), Office of Faculty Development for seven years, creating and planning faculty resources for scholarly productivity. Phil completed an Educational Doctorate from the University of Missouri-School of Education – Education Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94032525125?pwd=dThrNEI3Q1A1dGZ2NkYzT3B1cE9oQT09

Meeting ID: 940 3252 5125

Passcode: 431565

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MAY 11, 12 P.M. till 1 P.M.

“Physician Suicide: Helping Those Who Help Others”

Doug Burgess, MD

Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with unique risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide in physicians
  2. List at least 3 barriers physicians face in addressing mental health concerns
  3. Explore solutions to address increasing rates of burn out and suicide among physicians

Target audience:  Faculty that want to learn about and explore solutions to the problem of burn out and suicide among physicians

About the speaker:  Dr. Doug Burgess is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He works at TMC/UHP as the Medical Director of Addiction Services and also serves as the chair of the Health Advocacy Committee. Clinical interests include treatment of substance use disorders, conditions of dual diagnosis and advocacy around addressing the stigma of substance use disorders.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/91914320201?pwd=RnkzbXBRMHkwejZOeVJ5MzhVTHFyUT09

Meeting ID: 919 1432 0201

Passcode: 996482

Well-Being Index

Well-Being Index

 

Your well-being as a physician or non-clinical faculty is vital to the learning environment and, ultimately, to patient outcomes. Assess your well-being and compare your results nationally.
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine invites you to participate in the Well-Being Index. This validated tool is an opportunity to help you better understand your overall well-being and areas of risk compared to other physicians or non-clinical faculty across the nation, as well as provide access to local and national resources.
It’s important to note, this tool is 100% anonymous – your information and score are private and your individual score will not be shared with University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, or anyone for that matter.
Setting up an account is easy and completing the Index takes less than one minute.  There are only 9 questions for physicians and 7 questions for non-clinical faculty.
Learn How The Physician Well-Being Index Works

 

Track your well-being over time.
The Well-Being Index tracks your results over time. This allows you to correlate changes in well-being results to life events. Based upon these results, the tool provides resources when they’re needed the most.
Compare your scores to others nationally.
The most accurate way to assess your well-being is to compare your results to others on a national level. This allows you to see in which areas you exceed and which areas you’re at higher risk compared to your peers.
Access free resources.

We strive to provide the best education and awareness through resources. After completing the Well-Being Index, you will have access to both national and local resources across multiple categories and topics.

 

The SOM will provide reminders to assess their Well-Being every 6 months, but individual faculty can take the survey up to monthly on their own to track their progress.

 

Want to know how to start?  Contact those below to learn who you should contact in your department to have access to the Well-Being Index.

Christine Sullivan, M.D.
Associate Dean for Professional Development

University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine

Sullivanchr@umkc.edu

 

Julie Banderas, Pharm.D.

Professor, Chair—Department of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine

Assistant Dean—Graduate Studies

Banderasj@umkc.edu

 

Mike Wacker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean-Academic Affairs

Vice-chair, Biomedical Science

Wackerm@umkc.edu

 

Sara Gardner, M.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Gardnerse@umkc.edu

 

 

 

Resources

Resources

 

We will work to provide faculty with special training opportunities and resources related to well-being as they come to our attention.

If you have something you would like to share with faculty, please contact Dr. Christine Sullivan:  Sullivanchr@umkc.edu.

Current Resources:

Suicide Prevention Training:  UMKC main campus Counseling Services has provided a suicide prevention training for all UMKC students, faculty, and staff.  It is:  Ask Listen Refer (ALR), an on-line brief certificate program.  Even if you have taken the training before, it is valuable to take it every year.  Please encourage your faculty, staff, residents/fellows, and students to complete this program.  Take the program:

https://www.asklistenrefer.org/umkc

Promotion-Related

Promotion

Promotion related materials are helpful aides for those faculty contemplating going up for promotion in the next few years.  Also, look to the Resources taps for other helpful guides.

Materials include:

  • “Tips for Promotion Success–Physician Track” by Christine Sullivan, MD

Objectives:

  • Understand how to determine readiness for promotion
  • Determine strategies to prepare promotion packet
  • Understand timeframe to successfully complete application
  • Review promotion packet

Target Audience:  While the presentation is focused on non-tenured physician clinician tracks, any faculty considering promotion from time of initial appointment to considering promotion readiness and preparing promotion application will benefit from the session.

About the speaker:  Dr. Christine Sullivan is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and serves as the Associate Dean for Professional Development.  She previously served on the Physician Promotion Committee at the School of Medicine so she has direct knowledge of attributes of successful promotion applications.  She initially presented this discussion for the SOM’s Faculty Fellows and Scholars program.

Zoom presentation linkhttps://umkc.box.com/s/7hv8n2r0vqahk041ux4z2r7w0e96y9p7

  • Worksheet for Promotion, Levels of Intensity for non-tenure non-physician Faculty (coming soon)

 

Mentoring

Mentoring

The Office of Professional Development’s mission is “to create, optimize, and make possible opportunities to engage faculty to develop their skills to achieve professional fulfillment throughout their careers.”  We recognize Mentoring as one of our values to “coach faculty to develop their skills and seek opportunities to progress their professional career.”

To fulfill our mission, vision, and values, the Office of Professional Development offers two mentoring programs and Faculty Mentor training.

 

  1. LONGITUDINAL, ON-GOING MENTORING: Establish formal, on-going mentoring with a trained UMKC faculty Mentor for:
  • Early Career (assistant professor rank);
  • Mid-Career (for associate professor rank or professor rank < 3 years); and
  • Longevity Career (seasoned professor (> 4 years).

The ability to accommodate mentees in may be limited due to the number of trained mentors available during each academic year.  Early applications are advised.  An application deadline will be posted annually with a faculty listserv announcement.

 

  1. ONE-TIME CAREER COUNSELING: For faculty seeking one-time career consulting and/or CV review/advising one-on-one with the Associate Dean for Professional Development. Meetings are one time, 1-2-hour long session with the Associate Dean for Professional Development.  Sessions are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis after an on-line request is completed anytime throughout the academic year.

 

  1. FACULTY MENTOR TRAINING: The Office of Professional Development seeks associate professor and professor faculty will to serve as a trained Mentor.  A faculty member can choose to be both a Mentee and a Mentor (if they meet the requirements).  Inquire with the Associate Dean for Professional Development.  An application process will be posted annually with a faculty listserv announcement.

 

Click on tabs to find out more about the program you are interested in, including how to apply.

Trained Faculty Mentor

TRAINED FACULTY MENTOR

Objective:  This training program is for faculty who wish to serve at the School of Medicine as a Mentor for faculty in the Early Career, Mid-Career, or Longevity Career Mentoring programs. A faculty member can choose to be both a Mentee and a Mentor (if they meet the requirements).   Mentors do not need to be from the same department, division, section or affiliate as the Mentee; rather there will be a focus to pair Mentee-Mentors together who share similar academic goals.

Benefits from Completion of the Program: 

  1. Can list SOM trained Professional Development Faculty Mentor on CV as an appointed position at the SOM and training as Post-graduate training
  2. Service as a Professional Development Faculty Mentor may further progress the Mentor’s career, fulfillment, and opportunities at the SOM
  3. Establishment of a network of SOM peers to provide opportunities for on-going peer-to-peer coaching and collaboration on shared goals
  4. Personal fulfillment in “giving back” to SOM and faculty

Requirements:

  1. Faculty member at associate professor or professor level. Associate professors can serve as a Mentor for Early Career Faculty.  Professors can serve as Mentors for Early Career, Mid-Career, or Longevity Career faculty.  Mentors can choose to be both a Mentee and a Mentor.
  2. Complete brief on-line application to be a Professional Development Faculty Mentor
  3. Attendance at formal training session

Components of the program:

  1. Formal session/workshop to gain knowledge and enhance skills that will be useful for coaching other faculty regarding career progression, fulfillment, and promotion
  2. Assessment by Associate Dean for Professional Development of at least one Mentoring session with faculty mentee
  3. Bi-annual or annual group meeting with SOM trained Mentors to reflect on successes of the Early, Mid-Career, and Longevity Career Mentoring programs, evaluate continuing performance improvement strategies for the programs, and develop skillset as a Mentor
  4. Attendance at Mentor meetings
  5. Agreement to meet with assigned mentee(s) at least 3-4 times during the course of the Early, Mid-Career, and Longevity Career Mentoring programs

 

To apply to be a Trained Faculty Mentor (click on the link or copy and paste into browser.  Application period is open for a limited time during the academic year and will be announced on faculty listserv.

https://med.umkc.edu/professional_development/facultymentorapplication/

One-Time Career Counseling

ONE-TIME CAREER COUNSELING

Objective:  Individual faculty career consultations and CV review and advising are available to faculty at all academic ranks to enhance the effectiveness of their CVs, and to strategize for career advancement and promotion.

Components of the program:

  1. 1-2 hour sessions available throughout the year on a first-come-first serve basis
  2. Meet one-on-one with Associate Dean for Professional Development to discuss opportunities, promotion, how to strengthen CV, and progress professional career

Requirements:

  1. Complete brief on-line request to meet
  2. Provide current CV at time of on-line request (meetings will not be scheduled unless included)
  3. Hour long meetings will be available throughout the year on a first-come-first serve basis

Coaching session:

  1. After session, faculty member should be able to develop SMART goals to further their progression and academic fulfillment
  2. Will be directed to consider appropriate FORMAL LONGITUDINAL PROGRAM for requested follow-up

 

To apply for the ONE-TIME CAREER COUNSELING PROGRAM (click on the link or copy and paste into browser (requires uploaded current CV and response to few questions to set the framework for the discussion).

https://med.umkc.edu/professional_development/cvandcareercounselingprogramapplication/

***(One-time career counseling sessions are open any time during the academic year)