Short Courses and Special Courses

How to Get Started and Succeed in Academics: Mistakes We Made and What We Wish We'd Known on Day One

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session Credits:

3 CME and 3 SAMs

Course Directors:

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center
Rondell P. Graham, MBBS, Mayo Clinic
Laura W. Lamps, M.D., University of Michigan Hospitals
Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

Course Description:

Making the leap from training to a career in academic medicine is daunting for many pathology residents and fellows. As there are few resources specifically devoted to transitioning from pathology training to academic practice, this Special Course would offer trainees and new academic attendings an in-depth look at the first 1-5 years of academic practice. Through the experience of the faculty, participants will hear about mistakes made along the way, lessons learned in areas where there is little formal training, and strategies that have led to successes. The program will discuss useful approaches to securing an academic position, tips, and pitfalls for the first year, and positioning oneself for academic promotion. The program will also discuss how to develop an early career research program, balancing academic activity and clinical work, and avoiding burnout.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Evaluate potential job offers to determine the best fit for professional success and satisfaction
  • Identify behaviors and practices that sustain academic output and lead to successful academic promotion
  • Create an academically fruitful relationship with one or more mentors
  • Design and execute well-planned research studies

 

1:00 PM Before Taking the Job

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center

1:45 PM Panel Discussion: Before Taking the Job

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center
Rondell P. Graham, MBBS, Mayo Clinic
Laura W. Lamps, M.D., University of Michigan Hospitals
Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

1:55 PM Short Break
2:00 PM Getting Started in the Department

Laura W. Lamps, M.D., University of Michigan Hospitals

2:45 PM Panel Discussion: Getting Started in the Department

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center
Rondell P. Graham, MBBS, Mayo Clinic
Laura W. Lamps, M.D., University of Michigan Hospitals
Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

2:55 PM Short Break
3:00 PM Getting Started in Research

Rondell P. Graham, MBBS, Mayo Clinic

3:45 PM Panel Discussion: Getting Started in Research

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center
Rondell P. Graham, MBBS, Mayo Clinic
Laura W. Lamps, M.D., University of Michigan Hospitals
Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

3:55 PM Short Break
4:00 PM Getting Promoted...and Beyond

Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

4:45 PM Panel Discussion: Getting Promoted...and Beyond

Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center
Rondell P. Graham, MBBS, Mayo Clinic
Laura W. Lamps, M.D., University of Michigan Hospitals
Rhonda K. Yantiss, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College

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