Time to begin the process of annual faculty meetings with division chiefs

Dear Colleagues:


Our department requires every faculty member to have an annual meeting with their division chief (or, in a few very large divisions, the chief’s designee) to discuss performance, goals for the coming year, and career planning. These sessions should not be a check-box exercise – instead, they are a vitally important opportunity for faculty members to receive feedback, guidance, and mentoring from their division chief or other senior leader. Moreover, the discussions help division chiefs plan for the coming year.


In order to inform activity and budget planning for the following academic year, these meetings should be completed by end of April 2021. Your division chief or vice chair will send out more information about your site/division’s deadline and process.


All faculty members with a paid UCSF appointment and/or faculty members who are affiliated with UCSF (e.g., VAMC, HHMI, Gladstone) are included in this process. Emeritus or volunteer faculty members are exempt.


To facilitate this process, we will again utilize the DOM Annual Faculty Career Planning Portal, where you can easily pull in information from last year’s career plan, as well as upload your MedHub report and other relevant documents. The portal will also take you directly to the Learning & Development site to complete your required training modules (e.g., CyberSecurity Awareness, Sexual Harassment Prevention, etc.) and to UCSF Profiles to update your Profiles page – updating every year is a good practice. 


To begin the process, please click:

https://domfacultyplanning.ucsf.edu/ (you must be on the UCSF network)


You may also access the “Annual Faculty Review” application through MyAccess (MyAccess.ucsf.edu).


For DOM faculty members, completing your career plan via the portal involves two steps: 1) Fill in your information and submit the form (do this before your meeting), and 2) (after your meeting) approve the entirety of the form after your division chief or his/her designee ("the reviewer”) has completed the “Reviewer Comments” section. Both the reviewer and the faculty member will receive email notifications when the form or comments are submitted for review.


If you have any questions about this process, please contact your division chief or manager. If you have broader concerns or suggestions regarding mentoring and support for faculty, please feel free to contact any of us or Urmimala Sarkar, Associate Chair for Faculty Experience.




Robert M. Wachter, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine


Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief of Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine


Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD

Chief of Medical Service, San Francisco VA Medical Center

Vice Chair, Department of Medicine