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One of the primary missions of UTSW as an academic medical center is education. This section of faculty development is specifically dedicated to career development as educators including: programs, tools, and connections for our faculty educators.


Programs to improve teaching skills, receive micro-credentialling, and network with other faculty members in an online community.

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EDU (Educator Development at UTSW)

EDU provides faculty members at all levels multiple pearls of wisdom, knowledge, and helpful tips to become better educators, scholars, and academic medicine professionals.

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Promotion & Tenure

Promotion and Tenure Committee ensures faculty understand the academic advancement timeline and criteria for each distinct academic rank and track as it relates.

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The SUCCESS program helps clinical faculty thrive by providing training in the four domains of excellence required for academic promotion:

  • Clinicians
  • Educators
  • Scholars
  • Institutional Citizens
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UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT)

SWAT encompasses a group of elite educators who strive to provide an academic and organizational environment that:

  • Fosters excellence in teaching at all levels (colleagues, fellows, students)
  • Rewards superb teachers
  • Stimulates innovation in education
  • Promotes scholarship in education