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We believe that everyone benefits when we support our faculty in growing professionally and personally. That’s not just talk. Here you will find the support you need to pursue your passion, advance your career, transform pediatric medicine, and make a difference in children’s lives.

Office of Faculty Development

Our Office of Faculty Development (OFD) supports the professional and personal growth of faculty throughout their academic medicine careers, including faculty affairs, advocacy, academic promotion, and scholarly activity support. OFD also spearheads robust educational programming each year for faculty and recommends personalized learning advancement, mentorship, and service opportunities.

Physician Leadership Center

The Physician Leadership Center within the Children’s Mercy Berry Institute is a customized development experience that incorporates workshops, retreats, lean training, coaching, and patient-based learning to build physician leaders across our health system.

Center for Professional Well-Being

The Center for Professional Well-Being supports faculty and staff by providing a wide variety of programs including 1:1 sessions with licensed clinical social workers, mindfulness training, guided meditations, support groups and much more. Beyond targeting solely personal resiliency, the Center’s Medical Director also works with top leaders to develop systems that best support finding joy in the workplace.

Unlock your potential

“Wellness is about unlocking our potential to truly engage in our work.”

– Jennifer Bickel, MD, Medical Director, Center for Professional Well-Being