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Academic Year 2013 - 2014

Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Date: August 19, 2014
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 seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there was a practicum on how to overcome writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the Template for Department Head Letter Proposing Candidates for Promotion


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: July 23, 2014
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in
    the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for
    Clinical Careers
This interactive seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, there there was a practicum on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
Click here to view a copy of the handouts


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

"HMS Faculty Appointment" Guideline Changes
Dr. Bethany Westlund, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs of HMS discussed the new guidelines for Instructor, Lecturer, and Part time appointments going into effect on July 1, 2014.
Date: June 26, 2014
Click here for handout on Part-time appointments
Click here for handout on FAQs
Click here for handout on Instructor appointments
Click here for handout on Lecturer appointments


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Academic Careeer Advancement Series
The annual Academic Career Advancement Series helps MGH Faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion.
Session III- Instructor to Assistant Professor (All Areas of Excellence)
Date: June 10, 2014
Panelists: Carol Bates, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School; Isaac Schiff, MD, Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology and Chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department; Markella Zanni, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant in Medicine in the Neuroendocrine Unit; and moderated by Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief of General Medicine Division and Director of Office for Women’s Careers


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Academic Careeer Advancement Series
The annual Academic Career Advancement Series helps MGH Faculty better understand the process of academic advancement and promotion.
Session II- Areas of Excellence: Clinical Expertise and Innovation & Teaching and Educational Leadership
Date: June 5, 2014
Panelists: Michaela Higgins, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician in MGH Breast Cancer Program; Jay Loeffler, MD, Herman and Joan Suit Professor of Radiation Oncology and Chief of the Radiation Oncology Department; Bethany Westlund, PhD, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School; and moderated by Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, Chief of Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatry Consultation Service and Director of Office for Clinical Careers


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Part II: Managing Challenging Negotiation Behaviors
Date: May 12, 2014
Facilitator: Robert C. Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
This seminar, for those who participated in Part I of the Negotiation Series, was built on the framework from Negotiation Essentials. This interactive workshop offered tools and advice on how to handle negotiations when the "other" side is using difficult tactics.


Faculty Development Seminar: Leadership Series

Faculty Development Month: 6th Annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD Faculty Development Lectureship Series
"Ambulances, Epidemiology and the End of the Week"
Date: May 8, 2014
Featured Speaker: Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, HMS; Chief, MGH Department of Medicine


Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Part I: Negotiation Essentials
Date: April 29, 2014
Facilitator: Robert C. Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
This seminar focused on the structure of negotiation by reviewing a systematic approach on preparing to negotiate. A case study example was used to guide the participants through this process. This interactive workshop helped participants understand the barriers and strategies to successful negotiations.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Where Am I in My Clinical Career?
Date: April 7, 2014
Facilitators: Annah Abrams, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Child Psychiatrist, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, MGH; Child Psychiatrist, Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service, MGH; Miriam Bredella, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, HMS; Assistant Radiologist, MGH; Alberto Puig, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS; Associate Director, MGH Principal Clinical Experience for HMS; Director, Longitudinal Case Conference, MGH; Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Chief, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service, MGH; Director of the Office for Clinical Careers, MGH
This session helped early career clinicians identify and achieve thier goals through self-reflection and by learning about practical strategies.
Click here to view the participant worksheet


Faculty Development Seminar: Work-Life Balance Series

Transition to Practice
Date: March 12, 2014
Discussants: Scott Beach, MD, Instructor in Psychiatry, HMS; Director, MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Alberto Puig, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicince, HMS; Associate Director, MGH Principal Clinical Experience for HMS; Director, Longitudinal Case Conference, MGH. Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of
Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Chief, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service, MGH; Director of the Office for Clinical Careers
This interactive discussion, for third year medical students, explored perspectives to help frame an approach on deciding which residency, fellowship, specialty or practice type to pursue.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: March 3, 2014
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation; Director, Office for Clinical Careers
This interactive seminar reviewed the purpose and structure of the HMS CV narrative. Additionally, a practicum was completed on how to overcome your writer's block and craft a narrative that best describes your major contributions and achievements.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here for the CV Narrative Template


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Can I/Should I Be Promoted?...Consider the Possibilities for Clinical Faculty
Co-sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers

Date: December 11, 2013
Facilitators: Vicki Jackson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS, Chief, MGH Palliative Care Service andTheodore 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
This seminar will helped participants reflect on their motivations about promotion, understand the promotion process for clinical faculty, and consider and achieve their goals.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the promotion planning worksheet


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Improving Case Presentations through Effective Feedback for Clinical Faculty
Co-sponsored by the Office for Clinical Careers
Date: November 7, 2013
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
This session helped faculty set the framework for case presentations and deliver feedback more effectively. During this interactive seminar, participants gained an understanding of the challenges and obstacles faced when shaping a trainee's case presentations and delivering feedback. In addition, faculty benchmarked their own style of delivering feedback against patterns discussed in the literature and learned how to improve the quality of feedback provided in their role as a teacher.


Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Date: October 23, 2013
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.
Click here to view the presentation slides
Click here to view the Template for Department Head Letter Proposing Candidates for Promotion


Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Crafting Your CV Narrative
Date: August 1, 2013
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation and Director, Office for Clinical Careers
Your CV is almost complete, however, do you need help writing your CV narrative? This interactive seminar review 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.
Click here to view a copy of the CV Narrative Template



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