One of the goals of the Department of Surgery is to help all faculty achieve successful careers, with success being defined jointly by the individual faculty member and the divisional and departmental leadership. It is important that there be a coordinated support system to help faculty achieve career goals. It is for this reason that a faculty development program for the Department of Surgery has been instituted. This program does not supersede the role of the Chair or Division Directors in this effort, nor assume their responsibility. Instead, the goal of this program will be to make existing efforts better and more understandable to the faculty.