FRAME (Faculty Reaching for Academic Medical Excellence) is offered to all full time junior faculty (i.e., instructors, senior instructors and assistant professors). Women and minority faculty are strongly encouraged to apply. FRAME provides participants with the tools and time for individualized career self-reflection; a list of campus resources to support one’s work; guidance and insights from university leaders; and the opportunity to build a cohort of colleagues within the School of Medicine. The program consists of seven half-day sessions, including two individualized one-hour coaching sessions with a Board Certified Coach. The curriculum includes activities in the following areas:
Articulating your values and defining individual success
Navigating and working within the culture of academic medicine
Developing a career vision and career action plan
Balancing work-life integration and maximizing effective time management to avoid burnout
Learning best practices in networking, mentoring, sponsorship
Identifying campus resources for working with students, honing presentation and teaching skills, and utilizing library resources
Advancing your academic career (tenure-track and non-tenure track)
Successfully managing an effective team (i.e., lab, project management)
Developing research and grants management skills to ensure future success
Working with diverse teams
Understanding micro-aggressions and unconscious bias
Improving your communication skills (e.g., writing)
Mapping future steps on the leadership journey
Session I: Who You Are in the Larger Context
Session II: Defining Success and Developing a Plan
Session III: Connections, Internal and Extern
Session IV: Teaching and Presenting
Session V: Academic Advancement and Scholarship
Session VI: Teams and Inclusive Excellence
Session VII: Onward to the Future
Class size will be limited to 25 participants with an emphasis on diverse faculty with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, and institutions. There is a $400 fee to participate in this program. CMEs are available. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are closed.
REFRAME is a new professional development program for mid to late career SOM faculty. At this point in one’s career, you may be questioning what you defined as success earlier in your academic life. This program will take you through the process of career revisioning and provide resources and insights to guide you in reengaging with your career.
The program consists of five half-day sessions and two private coaching sessions. The curriculum will include developing a career vision statement, emotional intelligence, change and transition, risk taking, leadership lessons, and moving into the future. All class members will be eligible to participate in a 360-degree assessment.
The application can be found here: TBD
The deadline for applications is TBD. The class will be limited to 25 participants and will be based on creating a diverse class. There is a $400 fee associated with this program. CMEs will be offered through this program.
Private coaching with a Board Certified Coach is available to all faculty members. The agenda for the sessions is up to the faculty member but potential issues are:
Assistance with developing a career plan
Objective feedback on a situational issue
Support in crafting a career vision
Coaching provides the individual with an opportunity to work with a certified coach to work through the nuances of a situation or challenge. The coach is trained to elicit constructive insights that will help the individual move forward and maximize his or her professional performance. The coaching process highlights self-understanding of one’s potential, provides insight into one’s internal and external challenges and ways to overcome those challenges, and presents a safe and objective setting to discuss career challenges.
ECI (Exploring Critical Issues)
This session highlights the complex issues and gender-based workplace challenges and opportunities facing women leaders in academic medicine. Although for many years over half of applicants to medical schools are women, less than 20% of deans, department chairs, and other leaders in schools of medicine are women. What are the factors that contribute to this imbalance and what steps can women and their organizations take to enhance their leadership opportunities? Discussion will provide participants with strategies to achieve, advance, and thrive in one’s career as well as strategies to transform one’s team or organization to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive
$500 each session or $1700 for all four
Women in Academic Medicine
Thursday, September 22, 2022
This session highlights gender-based workplace issues facing women leaders in academic medicine. Although over half of applicants to medical schools are women, less than 20% of Deans and Department Chairs in schools of medicine are women. What are the factors that contribute to this imbalance and what steps can women take to enhance their leadership opportunities? Discussion will provide participants with strategies to achieve, advance, and thrive in one’s career as well as strategies to transform one’s team or organization.
Negotiations and Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
This highly interactive session will explore the individual’s comfort level with change in terms of one’s approach to the negotiation process. The discussion will include identification of one’s sources of power, strategies for win-win discussions, and tips on preparation for a difficult conversation.
Improving the Odds of Success and Best Practices in Leading and Managing Change
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Participants in this session will develop their own case studies by applying class discussions to a change they are currently implementing or hope to implement in the future. The elements of the change process that will be explored include resistance to change, anticipating and addressing obstacles, team management, and the role of the leader.
Minorities/Underrepresented Faculty in Academic Medicine
Dr. Joan Reede