School of Medicine Academic New Faculty Orientation

Speakers and attendees at tables at new faculty orientation


2024 details coming soon!

Academic New Faculty Orientation features tailored pathways to support the unique needs of clinicians and basic scientists. The entire orientation program is 1.5-2 days long. All faculty will attend a full day of orientation activities together on October 22. Day 2 activities will be determined by the pathway selected at registration. The exact schedule for each date will be provided to all attendees prior to day 1.

2024 dates. Exact timing subject to change

Tuesday, October 22, 8am-5:30pm

  • All pathways


Wednesday, October 23, 8am-1pm

  • Clinician/clinical researcher pathway


Wednesday, October 23, 9:00am-5:30pm

  • Basic scientist in clinical department pathway
  • Basic scientist in a basic science department pathway


At registration you will be prompted to select the pathway that best describes your faculty role. These pathways are suggestions to take the guesswork out of registration and to make sure the content you receive is tailored toward how you spend your time. See a session that is outside your pathway but feels relevant? E-mail and we will provide you the details.

All SOM faculty are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions within their first three years on faculty. While content specifically targets newly hired faculty, all are welcome and many of the topics addressed are applicable to all faculty, regardless of career stage.

These sessions complement existing Duke Health and departmental onboarding efforts. Faculty with clinical appointments should continue to work with their Provider Integration Coordinator on clinical onboarding activities. Faculty conducting research should also connect with the Duke Office of Research Initiatives to schedule a 1:1 researcher onboarding session.

Basic science faculty may also want to attend University orientation.

The Office for Faculty is partnering with the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to provide a community building session for faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds to network and connect across departments. Individuals interested in attending this session can sign up during registration. 

Questions can be sent to the School of Medicine Office for Faculty at

We encourage you to reach out to your chair, division chief, or equivalent leadership if you have concerns. We understand that conflicts happen, and when possible, recordings will be made available online.