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Career Advancement as a Clinician-Educator in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005 APGO Faculty Development Seminar Alice R. Goepfert, MD Seine Chiang, MD University of Alabama at Birmingham Jessica Bienstock, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins University William N.P. Herbert, MD University of Virginia

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career advancement as a clinician educator in obstetrics and gynecology

Career Advancement as a Clinician-Educator in Obstetrics and Gynecology

2005 APGO Faculty Development Seminar

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Alice R. Goepfert, MD

Seine Chiang, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jessica Bienstock, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins University

William N.P. Herbert, MD

University of Virginia

objectives
Objectives
  • Explore faculty’s knowledge of the P&T process.
  • Provide tools to organize a plan for promotion and tenure.
  • Discuss faculty development resources and opportunities.
career advancement
Career Advancement

Should be a joint responsibility shared by the individual faculty and the institution.

common misconception
Common Misconception

“If I work hard and do well, I will move up the academic ladder accordingly…”

career advancement6
Career Advancement

Reality…

You must play a major role in your promotion and early planning is essential.

how much have you thought about your academic career
How much have you thought about your academic career?
  • What are your professional goals and objectives?
  • What specialized skills have you developed?
  • What are the expectations of your Division Director? your Chairman?
  • Do you meet at least annually with your Division Director? your Chairman?
  • How do you contribute to the mission of your academic health center?
develop specific goals
Develop specific goals
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • External factors

Location

Salary

Family considerations

Expectations of the AHC

develop specialized skills
Develop Specialized Skills
  • Seek faculty development

APGO

AAMC

ELAM

SGIM

Berlex Foundation

develop specific goals and specialized skills
Develop specific goals and specialized skills
  • Committee work should be in a related area
  • Become active in a national professional organization
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What are the expectations of your Division Director? Of your Chairman?Do you meet with them at least annually?
negotiating
Negotiating
  • Formally communicate your interests to your Division Director and Chairman
  • Ask for timely written feedback – annually or semi-annually
  • Serve your institution in areas that benefit you.
mission of academic health centers
Mission of Academic Health Centers
  • Teaching - Scholar
  • Research - Scientist
  • Patient Care - Healer
  • Administrative Duties - Manager
conflicting perspectives
Conflicting Perspectives
  • Increasing dependence on clinical revenue
  • Accountability versus autonomy
how much do you know about your institution s p t guidelines
How much do you know about your institution’s P&T guidelines?
  • What academic pathway are you on?
  • Do you have a clinician-educator track?
  • How long is your institution’s tenure clock? When does it advance?
  • What are the criteria for awarding promotion and tenure?
  • Is there a required CV format? Teaching Portfolio?
  • What activities are considered “scholarly”?
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What academic pathways are available at your institution?Which one are you on?Do you have a Clinician-Educator track?
strategies for successful advancement
Strategies for Successful Advancement
  • Know institution’s P&T guidelines:

Award cycle

Criteria for award of promotion

Criteria for award of tenure

Required CV format

Teaching Portfolio

tenure
Tenure
  • Protects title but not salary or job
  • How long is your tenure clock?
  • When does it start?
  • When does it advance?
  • Know your institution’s criteria for earning tenure
promotion and tenure at uab
Promotion and Tenure at UAB

Faculty must demonstrate excellence and potential for continued growth in at least two of three areas:

  • Teaching
  • Scholarly activities including research
  • Service and other creative activities

Clinical Care

Administrative Duties

National Organizations

scholarly educational activities
Scholarly Educational Activities
  • Curriculum Development
  • Educational Research
  • Faculty Development
  • Teaching Scholars
  • Teaching Awards
document teaching contributions
Document Teaching Contributions
  • Quantity as unduplicated hours:
    • Didactics, curriculum development
    • Clinical: rounds, conferences, OR
    • Advisor and mentor
  • Quality:
    • Availability
    • Clinical skill
    • Effectiveness (evaluations & awards)
academic progress is ultimately measured by areas deemed important by your institution

“Academic Progress” is ultimately measured by areas deemed important by your institution.

common mistakes of junior faculty during academic career development
Common mistakes of junior faculty during academic career development
  • Failure to define career goals
  • Failure to select an appropriate mentor
  • Poor selection of faculty position
  • Poor negotiation of support

Applegate & Williams, Am J Med, 1990

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Common mistakes of junior faculty during academic career development
  • Poor time management
  • Inadequate understanding of requirements for promotion and tenure
  • Lack of research focus or scholarly productivity

Applegate & Williams, Am J Med, 1990

the mentoring relationship
The mentoring relationship

A dynamic, reciprocal relationship between an advanced career incumbent (the mentor) and a junior faculty member (protégé) aimed at fostering the development of the junior person/protégé.

functions of a mentor
Functions of a Mentor
  • Teaching
  • Professional and personal guidance
  • Sponsorship
  • Role-modeling
  • Socialization into the profession
faculty development resources
Faculty Development Resources
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics at www.APGO.org
  • Society of General Internal Medicine at www.SGIM.org
  • Association of American Medical Colleges at www.AAMC.org
  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at www.drexel.edu/elam
  • The Berlex Foundation at www.berlex-foundation.org
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