Department Chair Leadership


Department chairs are essential to the advancement of the education, patient care, and research missions of the medical school. Their leadership drives the overall success of each basic science and clinical department. In recognition of the demanding and central role they play, a series of programs have been created to support new and experienced department chairs. These programs exist to:

  • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of the department chair;
  • Enable chairs to lead and manage their departments successfully;
  • Foster networking, information and resource sharing, interpersonal support, and problem-solving through peer and group mentoring; and
  • Provide personal and professional development experiences