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1 Faculty School: How to Thrive in Academic Medicine The Professional Mission Statement: Defining Your Career Goals OSU COM Center for FAME Faculty Workshop William E. Smoyer MD/John D. Mahan MD

2 Chinese Proverb If we don’t change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed!

3 Goals Define and accomplish your professional success Improve your likelihood for academic promotion Enhance your individual satisfaction

4 Objectives (at the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:) Describe successful professional development strategies Develop a basic PMS and plan Utilize the 4/20 Habits for Academic Success Identify your professional needs, academic resources, value of collaboration, and reasons for use of your faculty portfolio Clarify your current activities in relation to your PMS (Current Project Sheet)

5 Professional Development: A 5 Part Strategy Outline a Realistic Vision: Personal priorities, opportunities Develop written plan (PMS): Review with mentor Identify and Utilize Resources: Colleagues, networks, training Achieve + Document Regularly, Comprehensively Dossier/Portfolio Ensure recognition: Supervisor, publications, presentations, P&T, marketing

6 Professional Development: A 5 Part Strategy Outline a Realistic Vision: Personal priorities, opportunities

7 The Vision: Key to Defining Your Professional Mission Statement (PMS) Identify personal goals and interests What do you value? What does the organization value? Share with mentor and colleagues Revisit often ? Post in office Define desired rewards Set priorities! Ensure productivity – minimize surprises Identify requirements for the next step

8 Case of Richard MD now finishing 3 rd yr as an Assistant Professor in the Tenure track Graduated from a top tier fellowship program with excellent research training and intense desire to continue research career On service only 2 months a year - great reviews as teacher and clinician Took longer than expected to get research enterprise (people, resources, local collaborators) up and going – has only one local collaborator Division Director expects him to focus on his research and publish, submit a large national grant each year and present at national meetings His productivity has been less than desired but he feels that he is getting momentum now – he spends 8-12 hrs each weekend on his research The Division Director calls him in and explains that he may not qualify for additional internal support due to lack of publications and grant proposals He needs to submit a NIH grant in the next 6 months – if he does not get a competitive score, his research career will be in jeopardy! Should he continue to work this hard on his research? What is wrong here? What should he do now? What could have been done earlier?

9 Professional Development: A 5 Part Strategy Outline a Realistic Vision: Personal priorities, opportunities Identify and Utilize Resources: Colleagues, networks, training

10 Identify and Utilize Resources: 1.Colleagues 2.Networks 3.Organizations 4.Education 5.Training

11 Academic Career Success: The Toolkit Handout # 3 Define Your Current Project List Handout # 3 Define Your Current Project List Handout # 5 Define Your Priority Projects Plan: Help define your future priorities Handout # 5 Define Your Priority Projects Plan: Help define your future priorities Handout #2 Your Professional Mission Statement Handout #2 Your Professional Mission Statement Handout #4 Characteristics of Successful Academic Faculty – 4/20 Habits Handout #4 Characteristics of Successful Academic Faculty – 4/20 Habits Handout #1 Define Your Present Academic Career Stage

12 Professional Development: A 5 Part Strategy and Toolkit Outline a Realistic Vision: Personal priorities, opportunities Develop written plan (PMS): Review with mentor Identify and Utilize resources: Colleagues, networks, training Achieve + Document Regularly, Comprehensively Dossier/Portfolio Ensure recognition: Supervisor, publications, presentations, P&T, marketing Handout #1 Define Your Present Academic Career Stage Handout #2 Your Professional Mission Statement Handout #2 Your Professional Mission Statement Handout # 3 Define Your Current Project List Handout # 3 Define Your Current Project List Handout #4 Characteristics of Successful Academic Faculty – 4/20 Habits Handout #4 Characteristics of Successful Academic Faculty – 4/20 Habits Handout # 5 Define Your Priority Projects Plan: Help define your future priorities Handout # 5 Define Your Priority Projects Plan: Help define your future priorities

13 13 Defining Your Professional Mission Statement

14 Professional Mission Statement Draft (Handout #2) Individual work Individual revision Small group share/critique Final draft

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16 PMS: undesirable examples PMS: To be the best cardiologist I can be PMS: to be the best faculty teacher of medical students PMS: to be outstanding in research, clinical care and education

17 PMS: desirable examples PMS: To become an expert in incorporating patient/parent education in improving care of children with sickle cell disease PMS: To be a leader in the field of developing new anti-cancer compounds for testing in patients with leukemia PMS: To be a leader in developing evidence based education in cardiology training

18 Current Projects List (Handout #3) Self-Assessment Individual work Compare to PMS Discussion

19 Characteristics of Successful Academic Faculty 4/20 Habits (Handout #4) Complete Work Sheet Complete on Your Own Review Each Year Outline and Execute Plan to Improve Each Year

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21 Academic Assets (Professional Account) Your asset check list Used by highly effective faculty 4/20 (20 habits in 4 areas of activity of successful academic faculty): Colleagues Environment Personal style/self management Citizenship

22 Colleagues Associate and collaborate with distinguished colleagues Network: seniors, peers, admin. and staff Collaborate: writing, teaching, research and administration Regular contact inside and outside institution Borrow and offer resources

23 Environment Local peers academically productive Supportive work climate / resources >10% protected time for academics Institution supports pursuit of topics you deeply value Chair appreciates and values your work

24 Successful Style Be productive in first 5 years Work in small bursts Attack several projects simultaneously Pursue topics of personal interest, consistent with your values and mission Work with some degree of perceived autonomy Take risks

25 Citizenship National - Regularly attend national meetings Regional - Active in regional and national programs Local - Active on medical school / hospital committees, working groups curriculum committees Network with other good citizens to drive your agenda (or their agenda)

26 Priority Projects Plan (Handout #5) Create Your Own Priority Projects Plan

27 Professional Development: A 5 Part Strategy and Toolkit Outline a Realistic Vision: Personal priorities, opportunities Develop written plan (PMS): Review with mentor Identify and Utilize resources: Colleagues, networks, training Achieve + Document Regularly, Comprehensively Dossier/Portfolio Ensure recognition: Supervisor, publications, presentations, P&T, marketing Handout #1 Define Your Present Academic Career Stage Handout #2 Your Professional Mission Statement Handout #2 Your Professional Mission Statement Handout # 3 Define Your Current Project List Handout # 3 Define Your Current Project List Handout #4 Characteristics of Successful Academic Faculty – 4/20 Habits Handout #4 Characteristics of Successful Academic Faculty – 4/20 Habits Handout # 5 Define Your Priority Projects Plan: Help define your future priorities Handout # 5 Define Your Priority Projects Plan: Help define your future priorities

28 Academic Portfolio - Document Your Accomplishments Statement of philosophy on teaching Teaching/Learner evaluations Representative syllabi/course materials Every new committee, work group, assignment Every journal you review Every publication, abstract, invited presentation Every grant

29 Academic Portfolio - In total - the Portfolio is Your Career!

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31 Homework Develop and refine your PMS Develop your PMS with input from your Mentor/Supervisor Re-visit your PMS with your Mentor/Supervisor at least yearly Re-visit your PMS (quarterly?) as a junior faculty; at least every 6 months as senior faculty Share concerns with your supervisor Revisit your 4/20 Habits at least yearly Intentionally increase your assets Share with your mentor/Supervisor Create/use your Priority Projects List Guidepost/Map Live your plan

32 Thanks Deborah Simpson, Ph.D. Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Associate Dean for Educational Support and Evaluation Medical College of Wisconsin Lewis R. First, M.D. Professor and Chair, Pediatrics, University of Vermont School of Medicine Ed Zalneraitis, MD. Pediatric Program Director, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Connecticut

33 “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Dwight Eisenhower “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” Peter Drucker

34 References Simpson DE, Fincher RM. Making a case for the teaching scholar. Acad Med Dec;74(12): Umiker W. Developing a mission statement for self and family. Health Care Superv Dec;17(2): McCurdy FA. Marcdante K. Setting a personal career direction. J Cardiovasc Manag Mar-Apr;14(2): Rojas-Guyler L, Murnan J, Cottrell RR. Networking for career-long success: a powerful strategy for health education professionals. Health Promot Pract Jul;8(3):

35 Overview Background Case of Richard Academic Career Planning – 5 Key Steps PMS Draft (#2) Break Current Projects List (#3) Self-Assessment Characteristics of Successful Academic Faculty – 4/20 Habits Define Your Habits (#4) Priority Projects Plan (#5) Portfolio discussion Wrap-up


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