Clinical Educator Mentoring Program

The Clinician Educator Mentoring Program is currently on hiatus

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development and Office of Medical Education Research and Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine offer a state-wide Clinician Educator Mentoring Program for clinician faculty who hold a "non-prefix" assistant professor rank in the health programs, fixed term or clinical/adjunct appointment systems with the medical school.

The Clinician Educator Mentor Program (CEMP) is designed to prepare these college faculty for long-term success in their educational and scholarly roles. The program will include mentoring, a structured curriculum, and a scholarly project. The goals of the CEMP:

  • To learn personal and professional perspectives through peer mentoring in groups facilitated by successful clinician educator faculty members
  • To provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be successful in their faculty roles
  • To design, conduct, and present a scholarly project of the caliber expected by peer-reviewed outlets

CEMP curricular topics are tailored to the cohort based on the results of a needs assessment conducted with CEMP applicants. The curriculum will address the broad categories of academic socialization, scholarly productivity and research, clinical and pre-clinical teaching, and career development. The curriculum is taught by experienced MSU faculty.

Program Format

The 16 month program includes the following components:

  • Mentoring: Participants will be assigned a successful clinician educator faculty mentor.
  • Monthly Web-based Meetings: participants will connect remotely for one half-day each month. Sessions generally run from 8:00AM to 11:00AM and include instruction and facilitated peer mentor group meetings.
  • Quarterly On-Campus Meetings: participants will meet as a group four times during the academic year.
  • Readings and Assignments: related to both the core curriculum and the scholarly project.
  • Scholarly Project: each participant must design and implement a scholarly project.
  • Scholarly Project Presentation: participants will come together to disseminate the results of their scholarly projects.

Program Expectations

Participants: All participants are asked to sign a letter of agreement, stating they will:

  • pay a one-time non-refundable fee of $1,000
  • attend and start on time for all half day sessions
  • participate actively in all CEMP activities and assignments
  • meet deadlines for completing and submitting all CEMP assignments
  • complete and disseminate a mentored scholarly project
  • actively work toward promotion in the College of Human Medicine
  • devote an additional five to seven hours per week outside CEMP meeting days on readings, assignments, and their scholarly project
  • obtain local IRB certification prior to start of program
  • initiate a literature review on project prior to start of program
  • develop a draft project statement.

Participant Supervisors: All supervisors are asked to sign a letter of agreement stating they will arrange schedules so faculty can attend all sessions of the CEMP.

Certificate of Completion

Participants receive a certificate of completion based on attendance at all half day sessions, completion of readings and assignments, mentor feedback, and successful completion of their scholarly project.

Applicaiton Process

The program is currently on hold.

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