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Faculty Development and Mentorship

The Office of Faculty Development is a team of professional educators who lead faculty development programming, provide consultation, develop resources, and facilitate activities designed to improve teaching, curriculum design, and assessment, mentorship, and education scholarship. 

Our team provides education, resources, and programming to further develop your skills as an educator, and opportunities to hone these skills within a community of peers.

Recent milestones and outcomes

  • Launch of Fundamentals for Medical Educators (Fun 4 ME) certificate program and an online Enhancing Learning in Medicine (ELM) course
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science educators have reported more than 40,000 hours of faculty development
  • The Take 5 video series have been viewed more than 50,000 times
  • The bi-monthly Faculty Feed newsletter has grown to 3,500 subscribers
  • The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Academy of Education Excellence has awarded membership to more than 300 educators across the institution
  • Our Twitter account @MayoFacDev continues to accrue followers and be an active source of engagement

What we can do for you

Faculty development is a process through which educators acquire, reinforce, and advance the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to meet the diverse and evolving needs of students and trainees. Faculty development supports Mayo Clinic’s fundamental value of "the needs of the patient come first" and helps to advance the practice and improve patient care.

We have created a collection of resources including:

  • Take 5 video series. Five-minute videos which include five memorable strategies, tips, or tools to help you in your role as an educator.
  • SIX Packs. Customizable and ready-to-facilitate faculty development workshops of a variety of topics, which include a slide deck, facilitator guides, group activities, and much more.
  • Pedagogies in Practice. A video series offering a glimpse of some of Mayo’s most accomplished and respected educators showcasing effective teaching and assessment strategies and active learning principles.
  • Reference guides. One-page tutorials, rubrics, templates, and pocket cards.
  • Faculty Feed newsletter. A bimonthly publication which includes topical resources, teaching pearls, deeper dives, upcoming events, funding opportunities, and related information.

We invite you to review the catalog of resources and search by topics such as:

  • Teaching
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Feedback and supervision
  • Mentorship
  • Education research and scholarship
  • Education leadership
  • Interprofessional education

Using these resources and completing coursework can count towards applying to the Academy. 

Connect with us

If you’d like to learn more about mentorship education and training, or faculty development resources and opportunities, contact Heather Billings, Ph.D., director of faculty development, at