Office of Faculty Development
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics was developed out of the Department of Pediatrics' commitment to support faculty members' professional and personal growth. The academic side of faculty scholarship is governed through the traditional academic department structure at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
The OFD exists to support faculty members in the following pathways:
- ABP Maintenance of Certification: Providing guidance in American Board of Pediatrics Certificiation and understanding Part 4 portfolio status.
- Academic Promotion: Assisting in obtaining academic appointments and promotion.
- Education: Recommending service opportunities and advanced degrees.
- Leadership: Providing curriculum options covering leadership skills and critical thinking topics that can be accessed by all faculty members, in all stages of an academic medical career.