Career Planning OutlineCareer Planning Outline
Date Topic Presenter Reading Assignment Exercise Learning objectives
September 10, 2012 Introduction All faculty Chapman AB, Guay-Woodford LM. 2008. Nurturing Passion in a Time of Academic Climate Change: The Modern-Day Challenge of Junior Faculty Development. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol;3(6):1878-1883.

One-minute elevator speech on your background and project. Deliver elevator speech
  • Align expectations with the goals of the program
  • Develop ties between participants
  • Introduce projects
September 24, 2012 Setting career goals

David Coleman, MD Bickel J. 2008. Career Development as a Long-Distance Hike. J Gen Intern Med;24(1):118-121. Self-assessment tool Share results of self-assessment
  • Stimulate long-term thinking
  • Avoid common mistakes
October 15, 2012 Developing mentoring relationships

Vicky Parker, DBA Higgins MC, Kram KE 2008. A New Approach to Mentoring. Wall Street Journal; September 22. Developmental network map Panel on past mentees
  • Establish a productive mentoring relationship
November 12, 2012 Negotiating relationships

Stephen Brady, PhD Stybel, LJ et al. 2005. Friend, Foe, Ally, Adversary……or Something else? MIT Sloan Management Review; 46(4), 13-16. Take personality inventory Analyze personality test
  • Recognize personality types
  • Empathize with colleagues
November 26, 2012 Having difficult conversations Francine Montemurro, JD Ringer J. 2006. We Have to Talk: A Step-By-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations. Think of a conversation you have been putting off.

Take the conflict styles survey:
Prepare for a difficult conversation

Have the beginning of a difficult conversation
    • Identify the Five Conflict Styles, including your own style and when to use which style
    • Understand how you might prepare for a difficult conversation
    • Understand how you might want to begin a difficult conversation
      December 3, 2012 Balancing personal and professional life

      Judith Jones, DDS Shrier, D et al.  2006.  Over the Life Cycle Pediatricians Leading the Way: Integrating a Career and a Family/Personal Life.  Pediatrics; 117, 519-522. PMID: 16452372 Write the speech from your retirement party. Meditation exercise
      • Identify what recharges your batteries.
      • Understand the important of exercise and rest to performance and health.
      December 17, 2012 Progress reports on projects All participants Prepare one page bulleted summary on project:
      1. Milestones
      2. Challenges
      3. Future directions
      No assignment Consultancies
      • Encourage forward momentum
      • Generate solutions for common obstacles
      January 7, 2013 Writing papers

      Anne Fidler, ScD

      Crichton M. 1975. Sounding board: medical obfuscation: structure and function. N Engl J Med;293(24):1257–1259. Outline of paper or MedEdPORTAL submission Editing and rewriting
      • Overcome writers’ block
      • Present data in a compelling way
      January 28, 2013 Getting published

      Vasan Ramachandran, MD

      Audisio RA. 2009. Successful Publishing: How to Get Your Paper Accepted. Surgical Oncology; 18:350-356. PMID: 18849161 Bring in instructions to authors from a journal Recreate an editorial meeting
      • Target papers to the proper journal
      • Respond to peer review
      February 4, 2013 Getting promoted

      Bob Witzburg, MD Review:

      Bring CV CV review
      • Become familiar with promotion criteria
      • Prepare a CV suitable for promotion
      February 11, 2013 Finding funding

      Marianne Prout, MD, MPH

      Campbell EG. 2009. The Future of Research Funding in Academic Medicine. N Engl J Med; 360(15):1482-3. Locate possible funding source using:

      Consider various funding sources for your ideas

      Ask questions to panel
      • Navigate online databases
      • Identify appropriate sources of funding
      February 25, 2013 Pitching a project

      Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

      Porter R. 2007. Why Academics Have a Hard Time Writing Good Research Proposals. J of Res Admin; 38(2):37-43. Prepare one page specific aims of research, quality or educational grant or proposal Critique specific aims
      • Follow guidelines for NIH grant
      • Craft compelling specific aims
      March 11, 2013 Designing a curriculum

      Celeste Kong, DMD Prideaux D. 2003. Curriculum design. BMJ;326(7383):268-270.

      Windish DM et al. 2007. A Ten Month Program in Curriculum Development for Medical Educators. Society of General Internal Medicine; 22:655-661.

      Dreyfus SE. 2004. The Five Stage Model of Adult Skill Aquisition. Bulletin of Science Technology & Society. 24: 177

      BUSM Office of Medical Education Focusing Your Syllabus on the Learner

      BUSM Office of Medical Education Writing A Course Syllabus

      BUSM Office of Medical Education Writing Learning Objectives
      Prepare learning objectives for a course, precepting session, or curriculum Peer critique
      • Differentiate between levels of learning (Bloom’s Taxonomy)
      • Distinguish between skills tests and competencies, formative vs. summative evaluations
      March 25, 2013 Creative teaching strategies

      Lisa Sullivan, PhD Hesketh EA, Laidlaw JM. 2002. Facilitating Learning. Med Teach; 24(5):479-482. Think of a lecture you give and how it could be done in a non-lecture format and still effectively meet your objectives. Come prepared to share your ideas with your colleagues. Generate ideas for innovative teaching in learning communities.
      • Promote active learning
      • Match student and faculty
      • Stimulate learning in trainees
      April 8, 2013 Turning education into scholarship

      Sharon Levine, MD Fincher RE. et al. 2000. Scholarship in Teaching: An Imperative for the 21st Century. Acad Med; 75:887-894. Access three MedEd Portal publications Small group discussion
      • Assess educational interventions
      • Share pedagogical innovations with a wide audience
      April 22, 2013 Giving oral presentations Carl McManama, DDS Heath D. 2010. Made to Stick: Presentations that Stick. Fast Company. April 7. Bring talk you’ve given. Six slides per handout. Break into small groups Practice delivering talk
      • Organize a talk into a narrative format
      • Format visual materials to illustrate a talk
      May 6, 2013 Project presentations All participants Prepare 8 minute presentation of project:

      1. Accomplishments
      2. Next steps
      3. Lessons learned
      No assignment Provide feedback to presenters
      • Present primary findings to a lay audience
      May 20, 2013 Project presentations and graduation All faculty, mentors, and mentees.

      Provost Antman addresses group at 4:30 p.m.
      Prepare presentation No assignment Provide feedback to presenters
      • Celebrate milestones.
      All sessions take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Wilkins Board Room