2013 October 18
 
             

The Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) at MGH is a branch of the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) and was created to foster a gender equitable environment to assure that women faculty will be given the same opportunity as men faculty to succeed in research and clinical careers.

  
  WHAT'S
  HAPPENING

  Meet and Greet

  Managing
  Parenthood and
  Your Clinical
  Career

  OWC Women's
  Careers Faculty
  Forum

  CALL FOR
  MENTORS:
  OWC Mentoring
  Program for
  Women Postdoctoral
  Fellows

  Drafting Your
  "Chief's Letter"

  The Power of
  Presentation

  Marketing for
  Scientists

  Improving Case
  Presentations
  through Effective
  Feedback

  Making the Most of
  Your MGH/MGPO
  Benefits

  Faculty
  Development
  Course for Mentors

  CFD SPONSORED
  AWARD

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


WHAT'S HAPPENING

From Our Office

1. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! "Meet and Greet" Networking Breakfast with Dr. Karen Carlson
    on Oct 22-

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

Join your colleagues for breakfast and a chance to meet a leader in MGH patient care. This is an opportunity to hear from Dr. Carlson about her career path and to gain some insights to help with your own career trajectory. You can also learn more about the Office for Women's Careers and spend some time with other women faculty colleagues.

Speaker: Karen Carlson, MD, Medical Director, MGH Women's Health Associates;
              Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 8 to 9:30 am
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Fri, Oct 18.

2. Managing Parenthood and Your Clinical Career on Nov 21-
    Faculty Development Seminar: Managing Parenthood Series

This panel discussion will focus on the challenges of balancing family responsibilities with your clinical career. Come hear how your colleagues have overcome challenges and developed strategies to manage and enjoy this balancing act, and share your ideas.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: noon to 1pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register Mon, Nov 11.

3. The OWC Women Faculty Forum-

The MGH Office for Women's Careers has launched a forum for women faculty. We would like this to be a space for all MGH women faculty to read and possibly share your own experiences as a woman in academic medicine. This month's installment of MGH Dr. Mom talks about the balancing act of career and family for new parents.

Click here to access the Women's Careers Faculty Forums.

4. CALL FOR MENTORS: OWC Mentoring Program for Women Postdoctoral Fellows-

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. 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 junior 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.

As a mentor, you will be matched with a trainee based on mutual interests, but most likely outside your department. You will provide coaching, feedback, support and career and personal guidance. The program will run from February-October 2014. During that time there will be three group meetings for everyone in the program (designed to provide you with mentoring skills), as well as a requirement for 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.

CFD Sponsored Award

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 at 4pm.

Please click here for more information.

From Other CFD Offices

1. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Drafting Your "Chief's Letter" on Oct 23-
    Presented by the Office for Clinical Careers

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

Do you need help drafting the "Chief's letter" for your promotion?

This interactive session will focus on how to write a convincing letter for Harvard Medical School promotion committees. Learn how to help your chief understand and convey your story so that your promotion can move forward. Don’t let procrastination and anxiety get in your way!

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
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: noon to 1 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Oct 21.

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.

2. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! The Power of Presentation on Oct 24-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

Seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments.

This seminar will provide the tools and job aids needed to make your point to an audience more effectively. Claudyne Wilder will discuss key ingredients to consider the next time you create and deliver a scientific talk.

Facilitator: Claudyne Wilder, President of Wilder Presentations
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30 pm
Location will be sent upon registration.

Faculty with HMS academic appointments, please click here to register by Mon, Oct 21.

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 1.5 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. Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times on Oct 30 & 31-
    Presented by the Office for Research Career Development

This two-part workshop will teach you how to use techniques from the business world to build your science career. Participants will learn "how to get their ideas across vividly while maintaining their integrity and building the outstanding reputations they need." (www.marketingforscientists.com)

It is recommended that you attend both sessions (part II will build upon part I), but you may sign up for one or the other if that is what your schedule allows.

Facilitator: Marc J. Kuchner, PhD, Astrophysicist, NASA;
                Author, "Marketing for Scientists," Island Press, 2012

Part I- Modern Marketing For Scientists
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30pm
Location provided upon registration.

Part II- Proposals, Papers and Presentations
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Time: noon to 1:30pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register for either or both of these talks by Wed, Oct 23.

4. Improving Case Presentations through Effective Feedback for Clinical Faculty on Nov 7-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

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.

5. Making the Most of Your MGH/MGPO Benefits on Nov 14-
    Presented by the Center for Faculty Development

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.

6. 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 1.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Office Phone #s:

  OWC Main:
    617.724.5229
  CFD:
    617.724.0818
  OCC:
    617.724.1382
  ORCD:
    617.643.1606
  Fax:
    617.726.0568