Message from the Director

Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH

Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH

We welcome your interest in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences’ Academic Faculty Scholars (AFC) Program. This innovative mentoring program, developed in 2012, promotes the next generation of academic leaders in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The program aims to strengthen the academic productivity of individuals early in their careers by providing basic science research opportunities, clinical mentorship, and professional development through the mentorship of senior faculty.

Scholars have clear individualized goals for our 2-year program that they develop with their assigned mentoring team. They are provided with dedicated time to participate in basic science research and for the production of scholarly papers, abstracts and/or oral presentations given at national and international meetings. Clinical excellence is evaluated by clinical outcomes based on best practice and evidence-based medicine. The program also provides the ability of the participants to identify their teaching style and initiate a robust teaching portfolio.

Our Alumni have successfully pursued fellowships in Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, and Palliative Care. They also have been recognized nationally for basic science research endeavors and awarded for their excellence in teaching and mentoring of learners.

As director of the Academic Faculty Scholars program, I am a passionate advocate for advancing the careers of all levels of adult learners. The mission of our diverse and dedicated faculty is to provide unique opportunities for future women’s health leaders and to enable our scholars’ future success and academic productivity.

If you are interested or what more information please contact me at:

Best wishes,


Charletta Ayers, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
Chief, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Urban and Global Scholars Program