Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Advance Career Development and Advancement Courses

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Schedule of Courses and Resources for:



Shaping a Career in Academic Medicine
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Course Title

Strategies for Success: Tenure Track Faculty


Review standards for promotion in the tenure track. Learn how COAP evaluates the impact of publications. Acquire strategies for getting a research enterprise up to speed quickly and for cultvating a reputation in the larger scholarly community.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 08-146 Smilow CTR

Moderator: Dr. Bryan Wolf

Panelists: Dr. Peter Groeneveld (VA)

Dr. Doris Stoffers

Dr. Rebecca Simmons

Strategies for Success: Research Track Faculty


Review promotion standards for the research track. Hear from a representative cross-section of research track faculty who will discuss the various scholarly pathways that they have followed toward promotion, providing a sense of the range of independent and collaborative scholarship typical of faculty in the research track. Learn how these faculty ensured that they would be recognized for a unique contribution to the School's research mission while simultaneously collaborating on others' projects.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 252 BRB II/III

Moderator: Dr. Lou Soslowsky

Panelists: Dr.Namni Goel

Dr. Jean Boyer

Dr. Andrew Strasser

Effective Negotiation: Using a Framework to Get What You Need


CME Requested

This session will introduce you to the basic framework for conducting effective integrative negotiations. We will explore a mental model for negotiation that helps to reduce negotiation anxiety and provides low risk opportunities for building your negotiation skills. The session includes some time for individual questions and discussion.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Reunion Auditorium, JMB

Catherine Morrison

Insight from the Editors: Journal Editors Panel


This session will feature three senior faculty members who serve as editors of prestigious journals in their fields. Learn about common mistakes that authors make, how to choose the right journal for your work, what journal impact factors mean, and how to respond to reviewers' critiques when you revise-and-resubmit a manuscript. Gain from these editors' experience.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

3:30pm - 5:00pm

08-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Mark Lemmon

Dr. Amita Sehgal

Dr. Kathy High

Strategies for Success: Academic Clinician Track Faculty


Review promotion standards for the Academic-Clinician track. Hear from faculty who have successfully navigated the promotion process. Learn how COAP evaluates clinical and teaching excellence.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 251 BRB II/III

Moderator: Dr. Anne Reilly

Panelists: Dr. John Flamma

Dr. John Bruza

Dr. Iris Reyes

Planning for Retirement


A joint ASEF/PASEF program


Learn about the policies and processes around phased retirement, the retirement incentive program (FIAP, the Faculty Income Allowance Program), retirement benefits (e.g., continued medical benefits), qualifying for emeritus status, and the rights and privileges of retired faculty.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

BRB Auditorium

Victoria Mulhern

Hilary Lopez

Ask COAP: Selecting Your Extramural Consultants


Extramural consultants attest to your national scholarly reputation. If you are preparing for promotion in the near future, come hear two COAP members explain the role of extramural consultants and how they are selected. Get the information you need for this important part of your promotion dossier.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

8:30am - 10:00am

9-146 Smilow CTR

Dr. Bryan Wolf


Preparing for Reappointment: What Does COAP Look For?


Are you preparing for your reappointment? Learn what is involved in the review process, what the SOM COAP members look for and how they evaluate your progress, what should be included in your teaching dossier, and your next steps toward preparing for promotion.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 251 BRB II/III

Dr. Lisa Bellini

Dr. Bryan Wolf

Educational Database Workshop


If you are in the Tenure, Clinician-Educator or Academic Clinician Tracks, you are required of keep track of your teaching responsibilities and contributions. In the Educational Database Workshop, you will learn about maintaining these records and compiling and assembling your "Educational Database" (EDB), the collection of evaluation data, records and information that documents your teaching activities within and external to the Perelman School of Medicine.

Monday, April 14, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Reunion Auditorium, JMB

Dr. Judy Shea
Dr. Lisa Bellini
Anna Delaney

Strategies for Success: Clinician-Educator Track Faculty


Review promotion standards for the C-E track. Understand how to allocate your time and effort as you progress toward the major milestones on the road to promotion. Learn about faculty panelists' personal strategies for maintaining scholarly productivity in the face of clinical, teaching, and administrative demands.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room 251 BRB II/III

Moderator: Dr. Lisa Bellini

Panelists: Dr. Clarisa Gracia

Dr. Jun Mao

Dr. Lawrence Wells