Faculty Mentoring Program

About the Program

Faculty Development Program 2016 Participants

Pictured above are the 2016 participants: Kacey Durant, M.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine (left) and Abbie Olszewski, Ph.D., assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology (right) with Jennifer Hagen, M.D., associate dean of the office of faculty development and associate professor of internal medicine (center).

UNR Med Faculty Mentoring Program

The UNR Med Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP) was piloted in 2015 and supported six mentees. In 2016, the FMP supported two faculty members and will be accepting applications for the 2018 program cycle beginning September 20, through October 20, 2017.

The Faculty Mentoring Program was developed in direct response to data obtained through the 2013 AAMC Faculty Forward© survey (re-branded as the StandPoint™ Faculty Engagement Survey) and UNR Med faculty input, and is designed to assist faculty members in the development of their career in a scholarly direction. The program is based on institutional models with demonstrated results published in the medical education literature and provides support through protected time, project funding and a mentored curriculum over a nine-month period (January through September) supporting accepted applications/projects.


The Faculty Mentoring Program consists of two components:

  1. A professional development curriculum delivered through a series of curricular sessions.

    The curriculum is designed for research scientists, clinician-scientists and clinician educators. It covers a broad range of skills needed for success in your academic health career including education, research, and publication. Instructors are drawn from the UNR Med faculty base as well as external experts.

  2. An individual project completed under the guidance of a senior faculty mentor.

    Each mentee/scholar participant will identify a project to be completed over the nine-month FMP cycle with guidance provided by a senior faculty member/mentor. Projects may involve research, teaching, clinical or service activities. Projects should be relevant to the applicant's career interests and to their assigned responsibilities within their respective departments. Mentees will work with the FMP planning team to identify a mentor. Mentors shall be recruited and matched to mentees with project goals in mind, and will generally be identified from a different department than the mentee. Mentees will present on completed projects and outcomes at a UNR Med school event (information and details to be provided).

Please take a look at the 2015 completed research projects and the 2016 completed research projects for ideas and examples.

Participation Requirements

  1. Review Dr. Iain Buxton's PowerPoint presentation Generating Scholarly Ideas© prior to completing and submitting an application
  2. Submission of completed application documents
  3. Minimum required attendance to 80% of curricular sessions
  4. Time commitment: minimum of four hours per week on project work
  5. Completion of project as proposed
  6. A discussion with, and approval from, faculty member's department chair or division chief for proposed project and a guarantee of protected time to participate in the nine-month program

Additional Information

The Faculty Mentoring Program is approved for CME credit. Submit all completed application documents to the Office of Faculty Development via email to Debra Glogovac. Accepted applicants will be notified via email.

Contact Information

Jennifer Hagen, M.D.

Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Development
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
1664 N. Virginia Street, MS 0427, PME LL 027
Reno, NV 89557-0427
T: (775) 784-6758

Debra L. Glogovac

NSHE Specialist I
Office of Faculty Development
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
1664 N. Virginia Street, MS 0427, PME LL 028
Reno, NV 89557-0427
T: (775) 784-6758