2013 October 25
 
               
 

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) was established to facilitate career development of ALL MGH faculty. This umbrella organization addresses all aspects of faculty development, as well as, specializing on the clinical faculty through the Office for Clinical Careers (OCC), the research communities through the Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) and the women faculty through the Office for Women's Careers (OWC).

  
  WHAT'S
  HAPPENING

  CALL FOR
  MENTORS:
  OWC Mentoring
  Program for
  Women Postdoctoral
  Fellows

  Improving Case
  Presentations
  through Effective
  Feedback

  Making the Most of
  Your MGH/MGPO
  Benefits

  Faculty Development
  Course for Mentors

  Can I/Should I
  Be Promoted?...
  Consider the
  Possibilities for
  Clinical Faculty

  CFD SPONSORED
  AWARD

  John T. Potts Jr., MD,
  Faculty Mentoring
  Award

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  CALL FOR
  APPLICATIONS:
  DCP Faculty
  Fellowship
  Opportunities

  Alvin F. Poussaint, MD
  Visiting Lecture

 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING

 

From Our Office

1. CALL FOR MENTORS: OWC Mentoring Program for Women Postdoctoral Fellows-
    Co-sponsored by the Office for Women's Careers

The OWC is about to launch the next phase of the MGH Center for Faculty Development's Faculty Mentoring Program beginning in early 2014. The mentee cohort for this phase will be our women postdoctoral fellows, and we are seeking you, our faculty, to serve as mentors in this important initiative. MGH is committed to building a culture of mentoring and to supporting the careers of our women trainees, and this program is a step in that process.

Please consider becoming a mentor, as this program is an excellent opportunity for faculty to learn more about how to be a good mentor, and gain valuable experience as a mentor, while helping to advance our women trainees. This program will help your mentoring skills grow beyond the confines of research supervision with which many early career research faculty are most familiar.

The program will run from February-October 2014. During that time there will be three group meetings for everyone in the program and we encourage each mentor-mentee pair to meet individually every 4-6 weeks.

Mentoring Program Group Sessions:
   Session I:   Thursday, February 13, 2014 from noon to 1:30pm
   Session II:  Monday, May 19, 2014 from noon to 1:30pm
   Session III: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from noon to 1:30pm

If you are interested in participating in this program, and can commit to attending the three group sessions, please complete the online application by November 1st.

For more information about the program, please click here.

2. REGISTER NOW! Improving Case Presentations through Effective Feedback for
    Clinical Faculty on Nov 7-

    Co-sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
    Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

This session will help you set the framework for case presentations and deliver feedback more effectively. During this interactive seminar, you will gain an understanding of the challenges and obstacles faced when shaping a trainee's case presentations and delivering feedback. In addition, you will benchmark your own style of delivering feedback against patterns discussed in the literature and learn how to improve the quality of feedback you provide in your role as a teacher.

Facilitators:
Cynthia Cooper, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
Theodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers; Ned H. Cassem Professor of
   Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: noon to 1pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Clinical Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Oct 28.

Accreditation
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

3. Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits on Nov 14-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Are you making all the best benefits decisions?

If you are not sure, come hear from the Professional Staff Benefits Office about changes for 2014 and to have all your benefits questions answered. Take advantage of this session during the annual open enrollment period which begins on November 4th and ends on November 26th!

Facilitator: Dee Dee Chen, Manager, MGH Professional Staff Benefits Office
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Time: noon to 1pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Nov 4.

4. Strategies to Strengthen Your Mentoring Relationship: A Faculty Development Course for
    Mentors on Nov 22-

    Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

The MGH Center for Faculty Development invites you to register for the annual career development seminar sponsored by the Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity (CHADD) and the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC Harvard Catalyst) to enhance your mentorship skills and effectiveness.

Facilitated by faculty across HMS-affiliated institutions, this course is targeted to both:
  • senior mentors who are interested in enhancing their mentoring toolkit
  • junior faculty who are transitioning to become mentors and at the same time are selecting good mentors for their careers
Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Time: 8 am to 1 pm (optional session extends to 2 pm)
Location: Boston Children's Hospital, Auditoriums A and B (basement), 1 Autumn Street
              (off Longwood Avenue)

Please see the Program Agenda for more information.

There is limited enrollment for this course and registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Pre-registration is required to attend. Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Nov 8.


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

5. Can I/Should I Be Promoted?...Consider the Possibilities for Clinical Faculty on Dec 11-
    Co-sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
    Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This interactive seminar will help you:
  • Reflect on your motivations about promotion
  • Understand the promotion process for clinical faculty
  • Consider and achieve your goals
Facilitators:
Vicki Jackson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS; Chief, MGH Palliative Care Service
Theodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers; Ned H. Cassem Professor of
   Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation; Chief, Avery D. Weisman
   Psychiatry Consultation Service

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: noon to 1pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Clinical Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register
by Mon, Nov 18.

Accreditation
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CFD Sponsored Award

LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: John T. Potts Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award due on Oct 29-
    Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development

The Center for Faculty Development invites nominations for the John T. Potts, Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award. Created to honor John T. Potts, Jr., MD’s outstanding achievements in faculty mentoring, this award seeks to recognize senior faculty members (MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree) with 10 or more years of mentoring experience at MGH. This $5,000 award will be given to a faculty member from any MGH department who has contributed to the success of junior faculty members and trainees and demonstrated excellence in a number of ways including:

- Having a positive impact on careers of junior faculty
- Implementing ideas/programs that promote faculty success
- Demonstrating sustained interest and success in mentoring of junior faculty and/or trainees
- Fostering and encouraging professional development of junior faculty and trainees
- Facilitating and/or developing approaches to work-life balance

Applications are due on Tues, Oct 29.

Please click here for more information.

 

Office Phone #s:

CFD Main:   617.724.0818
OCC: 617.724.1382
ORCD: 617.643.1606
OWC: 617.724.5229

Fax:   617.726.0568

 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


 

1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DCP)
    Faculty Fellowships due on Oct 30-

    Sponsored by Harvard Medical School

A. Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DCP) Faculty Fellowship

The DCP Faculty Fellowship is a two-year ($50,000 per year), non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard Medical School (HMS) junior faculty that enables fellows to pursue activities that enhance their career development as researchers and clinicians/teachers, leads to their advancement within the Harvard system, and promotes diversity within the HMS community.

B. Harvard Catalyst Diversity Inclusion Faculty Fellowship

Harvard Catalyst Diversity Inclusion Faculty Fellowship is a two-year ($100,000 over a two-year period), non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard junior faculty designed to address faculty need for additional support to conduct clinical and/or translational research and to free junior faculty from clinical and teaching demands at a key point in their career development.

Applications are due on Wed, Oct 30.

Please click here for more information.

2. Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture on Nov 7-
    Sponsored by Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership

"Youth Violence: The Ultimate Health Disparity"
Reflections of a Pediatric Surgeon

Featured Speaker: Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD (HMS ‘84)
Robert J. Izant, Jr. Professor & Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Surgeon-in-Chief, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals/ Cleveland, Ohio

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 3 to 4pm
Location: HMS Waterhouse Faculty Room, Gordon Hall, Shattuck Street, Boston

Please click here for more information.