New CEFDP Leadership

     Drs. James Tew and Alexis Fertig Appointed Leaders
Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the appointment of James Tew, Jr., MD and Alexis Fertig, MD as the new Director and Co-Director of the Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program.

Established in 2011, the Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program is designed to provide newer Department of Psychiatry physician faculty at the Assistant Professor-level who are clinicians, educators and/or administrators with the tools to build successful careers and to foster a peer network to support career growth.  Monthly meetings facilitated by Drs. Tew and Fertig feature presentations by Department of Psychiatry faculty on a host of relevant topics.  The program also provides a venue for participants to share their experiences, obtain valuable feedback on career development strategies, and build successful mentor/mentee relationships. 

Drs. Tew and Fertig are uniquely suited for their roles as the leaders of the program.  Dr. Tew served on the task force that piloted this Clinician Educator program over the last two years, and Dr. Fertig was among its first graduates.  In addition to their extensive clinical, administrative and teaching activities, both also have established reputations as thoughtful mentors working with medical students, residents, and junior faculty pursuing careers as clinician educators and administrators.  Drs. Tew and Fertig will also draw on the expertise of an advisory group strongly committed to the career development of our clinician educators consisting of Karen Matthews, PhD, Kenneth Nash, MD, MMM, Lalith Solai, MD and Lori Zippay.

Please join us as we congratulate Drs. Tew and Fertig on their new roles as the leaders of this important program.