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Faculty Career Development Courses

The UR CTSI offers two intensive, three-day career development courses for faculty, in partnership with the URMC Office for Faculty Development. URMC faculty can attend for free and receive continuing medical education (CME) credits. The courses, one of which focuses on early-career development while the other provides guidance for more advanced faculty, are offered in the fall of alternating years. For more information, contact course directors Ronnie Guillet, M.D., Ph.D., or Janine Shapiro, M.D.

Early Stage Faculty Boot Camp

This course, offered in the fall of odd numbered years, is designed to help senior instructors and assistant professors at URMC identify the skills they need to advance their careers. The next course will be held October 29 – 31, 2019 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Register for the boot camp by Monday, October 7

Course Topics

  • Career Advancement
    • Promotion
    • Writing a career development plan
    • Identifying a mentor, being a protégé
    • Professionalism
  • Resources
    • UR CTSI
      • Clinical Research Center
      • Biostatistics
      • RedCAP/informatics
      • Regulatory science
      • Certificate courses
    • Miner Library
    • Office for Faculty Development
  • Research
    • Early career grants
    • NIH funding for early stage investigators
    • Editors’ panel
    • Community engagement
  • Education
    • Advancing your career as an educator
    • Transforming your educational activities into scholarship
    • Development of an educator’s portfolio
  • Wellness and work-life balance

Career Engagement, Revitalization, and Transition

This course, offered in the fall of even numbered years, is designed to help associate professors and professors identify additional resources and skills as they advance through the phases of their academic careers. The next course will be held in the fall of 2020 and registration will open in June.

Course Topics

  • Administrative and leadership opportunities – which, when, why, how
  • Communication skills – teamwork, conflicts, negotiation, professionalism
  • Wellness and Time Management
  • URMC and University-wide resources
  • Transitioning from K to R
  • Career development for medical educators
  • Changing directions
  • Part-time vs Full-time appointments
  • Transitioning to retirement