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The UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine offers a 10-month-long faculty development fellowship for family medicine and primary care faculty members.  

Why complete a faculty development fellowship?

A recent investigation found that the primary reason for residents not to pursue a career in academic medicine was the lack of preparation and mentorship. The UAB Faculty Development Fellowship is a longitudinal program aimed at preparing participants for a career in medical education through the acquisition of skills in effective teaching, scholarship, and leadership in academia and clinical practice. 

This fellowship is open to family medicine and primary care faculty members interested in improving their teaching and professional skills. Fellows will be selected on the basis of the quality of application materials, years of experience, support of their program director, and the level of interest and dedication. Accepted candidates will be notified of their selection by mid-July. 

What's Included

  • 10 in-person, four-hour sessions of instruction (Zoom option available)

  • Extensive and in-depth training with nationally recognized experts in family medicine, clinical education, research methods, leadership, development, and team science

  • Lunch at the start of each in-person session 

  • All required texts and other instructional materials  

  • Access to individual coaching focused on specific professional development goals

Program Expectations

  • Attend all sessions, which will be held on UAB's campus in Community Health (CH20) on 20th Street South. The first session is noon-4:30 PM, Wednesday, August 24, 2022. All subsequent meetings noon-4:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2022 through May 2023.

  • Missing more than one session may disqualify the participant for fellowship completion.

  • Conduct a group scholarly research project.

  • Complete off-campus pre-session work and other assignments (approximately 2 hours each month.

How to Apply

Applicants must have the explicitly stated support of their residency program director or department chair to participate. Applicants should submit the following materials no later than Friday, July 15, 2022. 

  • Completed application form (click here)

  • Please email the following documents to Michael Wiederman, Ph.D.:

    • A signed letter of nomination and support from your residency program director or department chair

    • A current curriculum vita (CV)

Fellow Selection

Fellows will be selected on the basis of the quality of application materials, years of experience, support of program director, and level of interest and dedication. Accepted candidates will be notified of their selection for the fellowship as soon as possible and no later than mid-July.

If you have questions, please contact Michael Wiederman, Ph.D.

Asif

Irfan Asif, M.D.
Professor, Chair, Associate Dean for Primary Care and Rural Health
imasif@uabmc.edu 

Wiederman

Michael Wiederman
Professor
mwiederman@uabmc.edu