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The Faculty Launch program is an innovative training program for mid-career faculty that provides opportunities for leadership training, career planning, and mentorship while establishing a robust interdisciplinary faculty network.

Faculty Launch Session Dates

  • Friday, January 20, 2023 - Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Friday, March 3, 2023 - Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Friday, June 2, 2023 - Saturday, June 3, 2023
  • Friday, October 20, 2023

Application Deadline: Friday, December 9, 11:59 p.m.

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How the Faculty Launch Program Works

During four in-person sessions, Integrated Learning Communities will be used to bring faculty together across missions and tracks. The emphasis during these sessions will be on integrated learning and task driven projects (cases).

Group Dragon Learning Circles consist of four to five faculty who are aligned by similar track. These peer working groups will work together with a senior faculty facilitator.

Dragon Learning Circles are:

  • Medical Educators
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Clinical Leaders
  • Basic Scientists

Meet the Program Participants

An important aspect of the Faculty Launch Program is the Faculty Leadership Impact Project (FLIP) that each fellow will design, plan and implement.

The FLIP is a project or initiative that expands the faculty’s leadership skills and institutional visibility through a departmental/institutional initiative that aligns with the faculty’s experience and expertise and meets a goal or need at the College of Medicine. The objective of the FLIP is to integrate the new leadership skills from didactic curriculum to their projects and expand their experience as a leader to implement key stages of the proposed projects.

Launch faculty will work individually and collaborate with their department chair and other key stakeholders on the FLIP project during the year-long program.

Faculty will be mentored by Dragon Learning Circle peers and by a senior faculty advisor on their FLIP.

Learn More About the Program Competencies

Faculty Launch Program Curriculum

The Faculty Launch Program curriculum is delivered by senior Drexel College of Medicine faculty, ELAM faculty, ELUMs, Lebow Business School faculty, as well as outside AAMC colleagues. Materials are provided through BlackBoard.

Learn More About the Program Curriculum

2019 Faculty Launch Project Highlights

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