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Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD) supports faculty in achieving their career goals. OFAPD is the centralized SOM office for faculty seeking professional development in a variety of topics, whether within the school, on campus, or nationwide. OFAPD also offers annual courses and programs to foster collaboration and to develop faculty in all aspects of their academic pursuits. We provide resources for faculty wellness through EAP. If you have any questions, suggestions, concerns, or ideas for improvement or other needs, please feel free to share your thoughts. Learn more about UMSOM’s mission, vision, and values.

Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development


Development Opportunities

Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Hate and Harassment on Campus

Build your skills in Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Hate and Harassment on Campus. The recording of the training is now available on the Intercultural Center's On-Demand webpagePlease note that this recording will expire by April 26, 2024.

The training facilitator, Bloom Davis, shared the following resources from

AAMC – Plan Your Year of Learning with Profession Development Opportunities

AAMC LogoThe AAMC's spring meetings are in full swing and it's your chance to immerse yourself in valuable learning, networking, and inspiration.

Are you ready to seize the moment?

Spring meetings mark a peak period of activity within the AAMC's calendar. Each has a unique platform for affinity groups to unite, exchange ideas, and ignite innovation in academic medicine. Whether you're seeking to stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends or expand your professional network.

See learning opportunities for all AAMC 2024 events and explore various possibilities for all career levels, disciplines, and interests.

View AAMC Opportunities >

Faculty Concerns

Academic Medicine is a complex, competitive work environment that can lead to situations that test the boundaries of professionalism. While we pride ourselves on the highest standards of professional behavior our faculty demonstrate, we understand the importance of having mechanisms to report and manage concerns about unprofessional behavior.

OFAPD has a variety of ways for anyone to report concerns about unprofessional behavior by UMSOM faculty. OFAPD addresses these concerns as confidentially as possible, in a manner that is fair, balanced, and respectful.


Professional Development and Leadership Lecture Series (PDLLS)

The PDLLS is designed to provide education centered around enhancing leadership skills and competencies and assisting with preparing faculty for more senior roles. Some of the topics/categories include:

  • leadership essentials and basics
  • organizational management and leadership
  • emotional intelligence
  • time management
  • problem-solving

If you have a workshop/session proposal, please download, complete, and email the proposal form to

PDLLS Presentation Proposal Form

Contact Us

Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
655 West Baltimore Street #14-015
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-706-3958
Fax: 410-706-3103

Professional Development Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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