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Education, Training & Professional Development for Faculty

UMSOM Office of Academic Administration

The OAA administers all actions related to the processing of faculty and fellows at UMSOM. OAA manages the full scope of the faculty life cycle including recruitment, appointment, tenure status, promotion, leaves of absence, changes in status, and retirement. OAA works closely with departmental APT partners and administrators. Faculty members, please connect first with your departmental APT partner.

UMSOM Clinical and Translational Research Training

This program provides training in clinical and translational research for clinicians and scientists, offering a summer introductory course, a Master of Science program in epidemiology and clinical research, and a certificate program in clinical research. 

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)

The CITI Program was founded to meet the needs for training in ethical conduct of research involving humans and animals and offers courses in clinical research, healthcare, professional development, research compliance, safety and other topics. You will be asked a series of enrollment questions to determine a curriculum specific to your role. MDs may earn AMA PRA Category 1 credits. First time users may register by selecting University of Maryland Baltimore (SSO) and log in with your UMB username and password. Once logged in, you can create a new CITI Program account.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

Founded in 2010, NCFDD is the leading provider of professional development in higher education. Working with over 300 colleges and universities, as well as thousands of individuals in schools across the country, we are 100% devoted to supporting faculty members, postdocs and graduate students in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Activate your UMB institutional membership account at no cost by scrolling down to “Select your institution” and choosing "University of Maryland, Baltimore", from the drop-down menu.

NIH Guidance and Training on Rigor and Reproducibility

The NIH strives to exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science. Two of the cornerstones of science advancement are rigor in designing and performing scientific research and the ability to reproduce biomedical research findings. Learn more about the principles and guidelines for addressing rigor and reproducibility in your grant application and find resources and training videos on this site.

Master's and Certificate Programs at UMB

All seven professional schools at UMB offer master’s and certificate programs.  Program focus includes clinical informatics, DEI leadership, global health, integrative health, intercultural leadership, medical cannabis science and therapeutics, palliative care, research administration, and other programs.


Percipio by Skillsoft is a one-stop shop for professional learning provided by UMB Human Resource Services. Percipio offers multiple resources that cover all aspects of professional life, from improving computer proficiency to enhancing leadership skills. Through Percipio, you may access thousands of content items including courses, videos, audiobooks, ebooks, articles, and podcasts.

UMB Writing Center

The writing center offers consultations, resources, a faculty book club, and writing accountability groups (WAGs) to members of the UMB community.