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Early Stage Faculty Boot Camp

Co-sponsored by the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute and SMD Office for Faculty Development

Application Deadline has passed.

Early Stage Faculty Boot Camp is designed to help Senior Instructors and Assistant Professors identify the skills they need for more successful career advancement. The format is an all-day, three-day course, allowing for continuity and focus, and for networking among faculty members. Participants are asked to commit to attending all sessions. There is no charge for URMC faculty members, however space is limited. CME credits are provided.

The Early Stage Faculty Boot Camp course is held biennially.

Course content includes:

Framing your Career

  • Academic career planning
  • Identifying a mentor, being a mentee, separating
  • Promotion and tenure
  • Examples of successful careers as a basic researcher, clinical researcher, educator

Local Resources available to Foster Career Development Research

  • Making your own path to success in academic research
  • Funding support
  • Role of career development grants
  • Understanding the NIH grant review process


  • Advancing your career as an educator
  • Transforming your educational activities into scholarship
  • Development of an educator’s portfolio

Wellness and Work-Life Balance

Course Directors

Please feel free to contact the course directors,  Ronnie Guillet, MD, PhD or Janine Shapiro, MD , if questions arise.