Sunday January 31, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I be a non-emergency medicine faculty member and still apply?
Absolutely! Diversity of backgrounds will be key to the success of the incubator. Our shared experiences will make the collaborations richer. Our participants come from many fields of medicine including GI, IM, Peds, Pulm/Critical Care, and pre-clinical education.
2. Why build this Incubator? Aren’t there enough faculty development opportunities already?
We have found that junior faculty, who have attended various faculty development courses and workshops, acquire the foundational theoretical knowledge to launch their educator-scholar careers. However, there are very limited opportunities for longitudinal mentorship, especially outside of their own institution. In the digital age, we have recruited an international panel of mentors and experts in the field to take you to the next level — applying your knowledge towards actual projects and publications.
3. How much protected time is necessary to ensure a proper level of engagement?
The more time you have to put into the Faculty Incubator, the more you will get out of it. That being said, we would recommend setting aside a minimum of 8 hours per month, though this may vary by person based upon previous training, technological proficiency, etc.
4. I am graduating from a fellowship in June. Can I still apply even though the Faculty Incubator technically starts in March 2021?
Absolutely! If you are unable to get a letter from your new faculty job’s Chair/Dean, please send in your Fellowship Director’s letter of support, attesting to your potential in academia and especially education scholarship.
5. Can I see a copy of last year’s application requirements?
Yes you may, please see the “Application Process” blurb which contains our application requirements on this page and click on the yellow button below to see our portal from last year – they have been kept active for you to see ONLY as a demonstration and we will NOT be accepting applications via this route. Stay tuned around December 2021 for news on when we will reopen for the next cohort of Faculty Incubator applications.
Have questions? Feel free to contact us!