Resources and Training

Resources and Training

 

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

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)

 

Calendar of Scheduled Faculty Development

UMKC SOM Faculty Professional Development Sessions

Calendar for 2021-2022

(Please bookmark and check back for updates to the calendar)

All sessions available to watch on Zoom from noon till 1 P.M.

Cannot make the session but still want to view it?
Sessions are available to view shortly after presented on the UMKC SOM Office of Professional Development webpage: https://med.umkc.edu/professional_development/
(Click on Education Tab> Online Library)


Wednesday, July 21st

Performance Feedback During Critical Patient Care” by Christine Sullivan, MD; Brook Nelson, MD; Doug Burgess, MD.

Objectives:

  1. Understand how to address critical clinical feedback in “real time.”
  2. Understand how to address critical clinical feedback in an “informal” and “formal” way.
  3. Recognize how your own reactions and stress can impede this critical opportunity to provide constructive feedback and education for your learner(s).

Target audience: Clinical faculty who seek to advance their learner feedback skills during patient care, particularly in critical situations.

About the speakers: Christine Sullivan, MD is the Associate Dean for Professional Development. She was a 10-year emergency medicine program director till 2014 and previously served as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME). Dr. Brook Nelson is the surgery program director and Assistant Dean for GME. Dr. Doug Burgess is core faculty for the psychiatry residency program, is the Medical Director of Addiction Services, and serves as the chair of the Healthy Advocacy Committee at TMC/UHP.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/91987582502?pwd=UU5hc050Q1pYV0pJQTJOaytaUG9EUT09

Meeting ID: 919 8758 2502

Passcode: 742903

Tuesday, August 31st

How the Well-Being Index Can Benefit You, Your Learners, and Your Faculty” by Sara Gardner, MD; Christine Sullivan, MD

  1. Enhance your understanding of your individual WBI score.
  2. Learn how to access and utilize local and national resources to improve well-being.
  3. Learn how to incorporate WBI scores and resources into your curriculum and/or faculty development.

Target audience: Faculty who seek to enhance the well-being of themselves, their learners, and their faculty.

About the speakers: Dr. Gardner is the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Chair of Council on Curriculum. She served as the Associate Dean and Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Sullivan is the Associate Dean for Professional Development and served as the Associate Dean and Designated Institutional Official for Graduate Medical Education for 5 years prior to Dr. Gardner being in the role.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/96533233217?pwd=ckdNQ0VSczgwZTVGanV2TWVRYmtZdz09

Meeting ID: 965 3323 3217

Passcode: 846128

Wednesday, September 29th

“Leading Lessons: A Leadership Panel Discussionby Mary Anne Jackson, MD; Jeanne James, MD; Mark Steele, MD. Panel facilitator: Christine Sullivan, MD

Objectives:

  1. Learn about the leadership styles of successful leaders and how you can utilize their experiences as you approach leadership roles.
  2. By learning how successful leaders have addressed challenges, be able to adapt their approach to your issues.
  3. Learn from leaders how to successfully build an effective team.

Target audience: Faculty who seek to advance their leadership skills.

About the speakers: The first graduate to be appointed Dean of the UMKC School of Medicine, Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, a Professor of Pediatrics, is one of 27 women among the 154 deans of the American Association of Medical Colleges. 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. Dr. Jeanne James, is the Pediatrician-in-Chief, and the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy, the UMKC School of Medicine, and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Upon her arrival, Dr. James will hold the Joyce C. Hall Eminent Scholar in Pediatrics chair. Most recently, Dr. James served as Chief of Cardiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and held the Leigh Gabrielle Herma Endowed Chair for Cardiology and served as the Medical Director of Cardiology for the hospital. Dr. Mark Steele has devoted his entire career to working for Truman Medical Centers and his alma mater. He is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for the hospital and associate dean for TMC programs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94024248544?pwd=NlZTbnVkUng0QjRkNVJiM21sRmVDUT09

Meeting ID: 940 2424 8544

Passcode: 419119

Wednesday, October 27th

“Trauma and Its Impact on Health Disparities” by Maria Morgan, JD

Objectives:

  1. Understand the elements of Trauma, how people experience Trauma, and when it can occur
  2. Gain understanding how Trauma manifests Itself – in patients and beyond – and how it is responsible for many health disparities
  3. Appreciate the importance of Compassionate and Trauma Informed Care

About the speaker: Maria Morgan, JD started with Truman Medical Centers/University Health in 2020. She has spent most of her career reviewing, developing, and implementing programming and policy focused on equity and inclusion through her work in health care and education. She previously practiced law in Kansas City, where she focused on matters involving employment discrimination, harassment, and civil rights issues while serving as a labor and employment and education lawyer in law firms and corporations. She has significant experience training organizational leadership teams on equity and inclusion as well as employment issues. Maria worked as Staff Counsel for Health Midwest where she was responsible for all aspects of employment law for the 13-hospital system. While at Health Midwest, Maria led a team charged with developing a cultural competency program to improve health equity outcomes for marginalized patient populations. Maria holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/94086398226?pwd=U1hyZVVXTkZGbnU1VVdvMDlxRUtkdz09

Meeting ID: 940 8639 8226

Passcode: 686835

November, TBD

 

Tuesday, December 7th

“Humanities Education for Teachers and Learners” by Brian S. Carter, MD, FAAP

Objectives:

  1. Understand the value of humanities education for medical trainees.
  2. Identify how educators can incorporate humanities education into the preclinical and clinical education of medical trainees.

Target audience:  Faculty who seek to provide a balanced scientific and humanities education to students and residents.

About the speaker:  Brian S. Carter, MD is the Sirridge Endowed Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and is the Department Chairman of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and a Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at UMKC School of Medicine.  He has directed his scholarly works towards the intersection of neonatology, bioethics, and palliative care, having published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and clinical handbooks in both pediatric and perinatal palliative care. At the national level, he served as the Chairman of the AAP Section of Hospice & Palliative Medicine for 2 years, and previously served on the Editorial Board of Pediatrics in Review. Presently, he is on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Pediatrics. His clinical duties revolve around counseling parents in the Fetal Health Center and also seeing NICU graduates in the NICU Follow-up Clinics at Children’s Mercy – where he is the site-PI for a multisite NIH funded grant looking at outcomes of infants born at <30 weeks gestation, He also co-directs the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Bioethics Certificate Program.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95642615290?pwd=dmc3SWZ1Tjc2RmRWdGM3QWNqcm1Zdz09

Meeting ID: 956 4261 5290

Passcode: 334891

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (This session is private and requires an RSVP-read belowfor details)

“Strengths Finder:  Using Our Talents to Grow” by 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.

Important: The 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 11th) (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 did not participate in this session previously.  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 only available to those registered participants.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

“Effective Teaching Skills for Adult Learners”, by Dr. Jeana Wilcox

Objectives: TBD

Target Audience: Faculty who endeavor to develop the effectiveness of their teaching skills

About the speaker: Jeana Wilcox PhD, APMHCNS-BC, CNE is an Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Truman Medical Centers Lakewood Counseling location. Dr. Wilcox has 20 years’ experience as an advanced practice psychiatric practitioner and 10 years’ experience in nursing education and nursing education administration.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/98948103153?pwd=Q1BjZjNhK0RvcEEwK1NkV05VQTVLUT09

Meeting ID: 989 4810 3153

Passcode: 377585

 

March through June, 2022–TBD

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

 

The Office of Professional Development will share useful resources to help faculty guide you as you work towards promotion and/or other professional opportunities.

Please contact the Associate Dean for Professional Development regarding materials you would like added to this webpage.

CV Tips:  a simple guide/tips to help you organize your CV including resources regarding how to appropriately notate publications (journal, book chapters, etc).  Available at:  https://umkc.box.com/s/esl06e1olbpbz5lnlruaqnmnn947o5ph

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) CV Template:
Available to download and use the format to create your CV.

Available at:  https://umkc.box.com/s/2eukceyjcf80qri7u9z7p9iw2wznge7m

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/

Applications are closed for the 2021-2022 program.

Please look back in early 2022 when applications will be accepted for 2022-2023.

Announcement of application opening and deadline will be sent via UMKC Faculty Listserv.