The SMART Program for Faculty

The SMART Program for Faculty

Supporting Mentorship in Anesthesia Research through Training (SMART)

The SMART Program is designed to enhance mentorship capacity in the department by developing necessary skills in mentors through evidence-based training methods.


The SMART Program will consist of two 3-hour sessions (total of 6 hours of instruction) combining case-based discussions in small and large group sessions. Cases will be tailored to the needs of the attendees. The instruction for both sessions will be led by two trained facilitators. Duke has a total of 12 such facilitators across the School of Medicine to assist with the program. The program will be focused on clinician scientists and translational science faculty mentors who are engaged in mentoring junior faculty and/or fellows in research.



Maintaining Effective Communication

Aligning Expectations

Assessing Understanding

Addressing Equity and Inclusion

Fostering Independence

Promoting Professional Development

Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan

Program Completion

Certificate of Completion of the SMART Program

Certificate of Completion of
the SMART Program

Duke SoM Mentorship Course Certificate

Duke SoM Mentorship
Course Certificate

Responsible Conduct of Research Training Credit

Responsible Conduct of Research
Training Credit

The first SMART class will comprise up to 20 mentors in Duke Anesthesiology who meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time, regular rank faculty
  • Engaged in clinical or translational research
  • Have at least one junior faculty and/or fellow as a mentee on a research project
  • Must have completed at least 5 years as Duke faculty, or have completed the ABLE program
  • Must be able to commit to attending both sessions
  • Must have the support of their division chief

The selection process will prioritize diversity and encourage the inclusion of under-represented minority faculty.

  • The SMART program  will be conducted on October 1, 2020 – Session 1, and October 15, 2020 – Session 2. Both sessions will be from 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • Venue will be classrooms either at Trent Semans, DMP conference locations, or virtual sessions as determined by limits on in-person meetings at that time.
  • Food and refreshments will be provided at both sessions.
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  • Program announced May 6, 2020
  • Call for mentors opens May 13, 2020
  • Deadline for submitting applications June 1, 2020
  • Mentors selected June 8, 2020
  • Program begins October 2020


Contact Keith Woods, program coordinator, at or 919-681-6532.

The SMART Program for Faculty

A Duke Anesthesiology Faculty Development Initiative

Chris KeithThe SMART Program