Foundations for Building a Career in Academic Medicine

Seminar Series

Foundations for Building a Career in Academic Medicine seminars take place throughout the year and are open to all faculty. Seminar attendance is expected for new faculty. View our calendar for upcoming seminars and registration information.

Seminars

Developing the “The Thing You Do”/Academic Identity

Susan L. Rosenthal, PhD, Vice Chair for Faculty Development
This presentation focuses on how to develop a main area of expertise for recognition and academic advancement. Attendees should expect to learn how to define the “thing you do” and gain practical strategies for making time for goals.

Establishing Evaluative Evidence and Scholarly Products

Susan L. Rosenthal, PhD, Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development

This presentation discusses the types of evaluative evidence and scholarly products and outlines how to demonstrate impact and quality improvement. Two sessions are held; one geared towards assistant professors and one geared towards associate professors. Attendees should expect to learn to evaluate the quality of evidence and consider opportunities they may have for developing evidence in the next year.

Scholarly Educators Workshop

Susan L. Rosenthal, PhD, Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development

This seminar offers information beneficial for all faculty and is particularly important for those on or considering the educational scholarship and leadership focus. Participants should expect to learn how faculty with an educational scholarship and leadership focus have integrated pertinent educational theories into their work, and about opportunities for disseminating findings, concepts of peer review, and getting involved in regional/national communities of scholarship.

Developing Mentoring Relationships

Susan L. Rosenthal, PhD, Vice Chair for Faculty Development
This presentation looks at what to consider when choosing a mentor, managing multiple mentors/dual relationships, and considering different communication styles.

Mastering the CUIMC Track System and CV

Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
This presentation offers guidance on content and formatting standards for demonstrating expertise and impact on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) CV.

Writing Personal Statements: Describing Your Accomplishments

Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
This presentation offers guidance on creating a 2-3 page narrative that clearly articulates your academic niche, your current and future accomplishments in areas such as clinical care and program development, education, mentorship, and scholarship as well as the impact of your work locally, regionally and nationally. Learn from examples and construct ideas for your own personal statement.