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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2015 - 2016

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Writer's Block: An Impediment to Scholarly Writing
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers;
   Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
   Medicine/Consultation at HMS; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
   Psychiatry Consultation Service; and Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
This seminar helped clinicians tackle the frustrating issue of writer's block. The course was most valuable for those who tend to procrastinate and often find themselves delayed with their scientific writing projects. Participants learnt how to modulate anxiety, remove stumbling blocks, and create an outline.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series for Faculty
Co-sponsored with the Office for Clinical Careers
Dates: December 2 and 10, 2015
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, MGH;
   Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
   Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry
   Consultation Service, MGH
A two-part seminar series for faculty with HMS academic appointments who desired to improve their scientific writing and productivity. Seminar included how to: Clarify interests and goals; Select a target audience for writing; Create an outline; and Avoid obsessive perfectionism.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Date: November 6, 2015
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers; Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at HMS; Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service
This interactive session focused on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Participants learned how to help their chief understand and convey their story in order for their promotion to move forward.
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Click here to view the Template for Department Head Letter Proposing Candidates for Promotion



Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: October 14, 2015
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director of the Office for Clinical Careers,
  Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic
  Medicine/Consultation at HMS, and Chief of the Avery D. Weisman, MD,
  Psychiatry Consultation Service.
This interactive seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there was a practicum on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
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