Faculty Talent Recognition and Enhancement


Nutan Vaidya, M.D.  
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Talent Recognition and Enhancement 
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Office: 847-578-8715
Email: nutan.vaidya@rosalindfranklin.edu 
          Lecia M. Apantaku, M.D., FACS
Assistant Dean for Faculty Talent Recognition and Enhancement
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Associate Professor, Surgery
Office: 847-578-8469
Email: lecia.apantaku@rosalindfranklin.edu 


Our mission is to recognize and enhance faculty talent to assist CMS students become exemplary and compassionate physicians ready to practice and lead in an interprofessional environment.

Our goals are to:

  • Create a CMS faculty that is informed on accreditation, issues and trends
  • Create a CMS faculty that is proficient in teaching CMS students as directed by CMS competencies and objectives
  • Create a faculty enhancement curriculum that is aligned with student curriculum
  • Develop a faculty talent network that recognizes the vast existing talent and utilize it to enhance other faculty
  • Develop an alumni faculty talent and recognition program that serves and benefits from out talented alumni body

Faculty Talent Recognition and Enhancement Office Role:

  • Identify strategies for motivating and engaging key stakeholders and faculty in charge efforts
  • Educate and understand the evolution of the role and profile of faculty at this time
  • Help faculty understand and utilize new adult interactive learning techniques to better connect with students
  • Identify and develop new talent in the institution
  • Engage in strategies for increasing scholarly activity among clinical faculty
  • Work with offices of clinical, undergraduate and graduate affairs to remedy regional campus challenges such faculty evaluation, scholarly activity through education.

Chicago Medical School Talent Enhancement Network:

Please use the drop down links on the right to obtain information and access resources in faculty development at Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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