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Courses and Seminars offered by ACFD

Upcoming Events

Follow this link to the Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development Calendar of Events for information on upcoming programs.

NOTE:  Most events are held on a recurring basis.

Event Descriptions 

Assembling a Mentored Award: NIH K Series

This course is targeted to assist Fellows and Instructors working on NIH K series type (K8, K23) grant proposals.

Speakers:
Overview and Introduction - Terry Maratos-Flier, MD
Negotiating with Your Chiefs/Chairs: Your Career in Context of Your Division - Woodrow Weiss, MD
The Review Process: What is the NIH Looking For - Aristidis Veves, MD
Importance of the Career Development Plan - Maria Kontaridis, MD

Workshop will include:
Organizing mentor letters, grantable specific aims and targeting the NIH reviewers

NOTE:  This is a semi-annual to annual series usually held in late summer and/or mid-fall.

Assembling a Manuscript for Publication Without Pulling Your Hair Out!

Led by Dr. Terry Maratos-Flier, this popular workshop addresses what you need to think about during your research to ensure a successful publication.  What factors affect which journal you submit to for publication?  What factors affect how to tell the "story" of your data results?

 
This is a quarterly to semi-annual recurring event.

Clinicians and Medical Educators: Pathway to Success

Do you define yourself primarily as a clinician? As a medical educator? Both? This session, led by Richard Schwartzstein, MD, BIDMC, Vice President of Education, will provide practical tips on how to build your career on the two non-investigator promotion paths at Harvard Medical School. The discussion includes information on the best ways to demonstrate expertise in your field, the nature of scholarship, and hints for navigating the promotion maze at HMS.

Giving an Oral Presentation From 5 to 55 Minutes

Giving any oral presentation regardless of the length is a "performance".  What steps are involved in promoting a positive reception to your talk?  How to you gage your audience's level of understanding and adjust your information as you proceed?  What makes a good slide presentation?  All these questions and more are addressed in this workshop led by Dr. Terry Maratos-Flier. 

This is a quarterly recurring event.

Leadership Development Course for Junior Faculty

Follow this link for more information about this past course:  Leadership Development Course for Junior Faculty.

New Faculty Reception

The New Faculty Reception, held in the fall, is an annual networking event co-sponsored by the Academic Careers and Faculty Development Office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  This reception is geared toward welcoming our new faculty, but it also provides both new and current faculty with a wonderful networking opportunity. Come join us and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and mingling!

Next Steps for Instructors

This workshop is intended for Instructors looking to develop their career paths.  Career advancement paths are discussed both within the HMS academic environment and options outside academia.

This workshop is run every other month alternating with "Next Steps for Post Docs".

Next Steps for Post Docs

This workshop is intended for Post Docs looking to determine and define their career paths.  Career advancement paths are discussed both within the HMS academic environment and options outside academia.  After attending this workshop, Post Docs have access to an individual one-on-one session with Dr. Terry Maratos-Flier.

This workshop is run every other month alternating with "Next Steps for Instructors".

Open House Reception

The Open House Reception is an annual event co-sponsored by the Academic Careers and Faculty Development Office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  The purpose of this reception is to provide a networking opportunity for faculty in a relaxed atmosphere.

Promotion Information Session for Instructors

This information session is led by Mary Walsh, PhD, Program Director, Faculty Appointments at HMS and is open to instructor level faculty wishing to familiarize themselves with the Harvard criteria for promotion to Assistant Professor.

This is a quarterly to semi-annual recurring event.

Promotion Information Session for Assistant Professors

This information session is led by Maureen Connelly, MD, the Acting Dean for Faculty Affairs at HMS.  The session focuses on the professional requirements necessary to be promoted from assistant to associate professor. Dr. Connelly distinguishes between requirements for research faculty compared to clinician educators and expert clinicians.

This is a quarterly to semi-annual recurring event.

Promotion Information Session for Associate Professors

This information session is led by Maureen Connelly, MD, the Acting Dean for Faculty Affairs at HMS.  The session focuses on the professional requirements necessary to be promoted from associate to full professor.   Dr. Connelly distinguishes between requirements depending on the primary activity of the faculty: research, education or clinical innovation.

This is a quarterly to semi-annual recurring event.

RO1 Series

This three-week workshop, led by Dr. Terry Maratos-Flier, consists of three sessions that focus on how to assemble a RO1 grant. You must register for and attend all three sessions.

Tax Information Session

This session is led by Karen Wolfson, Director of Taxation at CareGroup, and is open to all foreign national faculty members and fellows at BIDMC wishing to learn more about U.S. tax requirements.

Tips for Choosing the Right Research Environment: Are You Reading Between the Lines?

This ACFD workshop is led by Terry Maratos-Flier, MD, the Director of Academic Careers and Faculty Development at BIDMC. The workshop discussion focuses on what to consider when deciding on a lab and clinical research project and how to seek an adviser.

What Does it Mean to Be an Instructor at Harvard Medical School?

This ACFD workshop is led by Terry Maratos-Flier, MD, the Director of Academic Careers and Faculty Development at BIDMC. The workshop discussion focuses on how to become an Instructor at HMS and, once appointed, how to advance your academic career.

Contact Information

Academic Careers and Faculty Development
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, ES-200
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
617-667-9120
617-667-9122
acfd@bidmc.harvard.edu