Faculty Development Fellowship
The Duke Faculty Development Fellowship is one of the oldest and most respected teaching fellowships for primary care physicians. Preparing tomorrow's clinical leaders today to navigate the changing health care environment. This one-year fellowship helps launch today's primary care physicians into successful leadership positions in academic and clinical settings.
Creating new leadership through innovative learning as one of the oldest and most respected teaching fellowships in the country, Duke Faculty Development Fellowships are a one-year, full-time program for primary care physicians who want to take on leadership roles in their community. The Fellowship combines longitudinal seminars, other courses, readings, communication activities, projects, observation and feedback with ongoing mentoring by senior faculty that provide graduates with skills to become highly effective leaders and clinical teachers.
Duke Family Medicine
The primary practice for Duke Faculty Medicine Residency program, this large teaching practice is on the Duke Medical Center campus in Durham. With a mostly managed care patient base, the practice actively pursues ways to maximize success in the new health care environment.
Structured for maximum learning opportunities the fellowship combines structured curriculum, one-on-one faculty instruction, group activities, independent investigation and experiential learning to prepare graduates to become effective teachers and leaders in primary care.
All fellows receive the core set of teaching and administrative skills that have been determined essential in primary care faculty roles. The courses emphasize the particular skills needed to compete effectively in health care and managed care arenas. This training includes preparation in teaching and administration skills.
Since the program began in 1979, it has evolved to reflect the changing nature of medicine. Instead of one core program, the fellowship is a flexible, decentralized model that lays the groundwork with a central set of teaching and administrative skills and allows participants to focus on a particular area of interest.
One fellow is accepted each academic year. Each fellow:
- participates in Duke Faculty Development workshops designs and completes a curriculum project
- analyzes and solves an administrative project
- participates in administrative, budget and admissions meetings
- precepts Family Medicine residents and other trainees
- presents four teaching conferences and lectures to residents and other learners
- participates in small group presentations
- maintains part-time clinical practice in the Duke Family Medicine Center
- meets regularly with senior faculty who serve as mentors
Each fellow may choose a clinical or non-clinical area of focus for his/her individual activities. Application of the core skills and projects are completed around this area of focus, and additional activities may be incorporated as individually planned.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Fellows receive faculty appointments at the level of Clinical Associate in CFM. Salary amounts are determined, in part, on level of experience. Other benefits include three weeks of paid vacation, conference time, 12 days sick leave, health insurance, and professional liability coverage.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications Acceptance Closed
Applications should include: letter of interest, CV or resume, all post-secondary transcripts, three letters of recommendation - one from residency program director, or if out of residency for more than three years, one from supervisor – submitted no later than March 31.
Department of Community and Family Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710