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7th Annual Conference for Senior Women
2006 (Archived)

Facing Our Challenges: Envisioning Our Future

Guest Facilitator : Carol Storey-Johnson, MD
Senior Associate Dean (Education)
Office of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Date: Friday, May 12, 2007
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: BRB II/III, Seminar Room 253
Biomedical Research Building II/III
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
421 Curie Boulevard

FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, with the support of the School of Medicine, presents the seventh annual conference for Penn women associate and full professors in medicine.

Come join us for an enriching half-day conference with our guest faculty presenter, Dr. Carol Storey-Johnson, who has participated as a facilitator for the AAMC career development programs and in numerous faculty professional development sessions at other peer institutions. Dr. Storey-Johnson will draw from her training at the Harvard Macy Institute to guide participants in self exploration as well as group exercises to offer new perspectives on mid-career faculty professional challenges. Attendees will engage in two interactive exercises designed to build insight into and provide tools to manage professional challenges and career paths. These activities are intended to help participants assess how well core values are bring expressed through daily professional life and how one might visualize the route to a desired career future. Join us in practicing these techniques with the hope that they will be useful to you in the future as well.

FOCUS is pleased to be able to offer this unique opportunity to expand your professional network; to explore as a group those issues specific to your evolving professional needs; and, to strategize and group mentor among senior women faculty at Penn.


7:30- 8:00 Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:00- 8:15 Welcome
Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCh
Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Introductions & Acknowledgments

Stephanie Abbuhl, MD

Vice Chair and Medical Director,
Department of Emergency Medicine
Executive Director, FOCUS
8:15- 8:30
Facing Our Challenges:
Envisioning Our Future

8:30- 10:00
Changing the Perspective
on Our Professional Challenges

10:00-10:15 Break
Envisioning Our Future:
Histories of the Future


Reflections & Action Steps
Working Lunch


Carol Storey-Johnson, M.D. is the Senior Associate Dean (Education) at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and an Associate Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Storey-Johnson has a special interest in medical education and in the past has served in a number of leadership roles at the medical center including Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Director of the Medicine, Patients, and Society I course for first year medical students, Director of the Clinical Education Unit in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of the Ambulatory Selective for fourth year medical students, Director of the Primary Care Residency Track, and Director of the Ambulatory Block Rotation for the residents in the Department of Medicine.

In addition to her activities as Senior Associate Dean, she is currently the Chair of the Medical Education Council at the Medical College, the Director of the Basic Science Teaching Experience for fourth year medical students, and the Chair of the Strategic Planning Initiatives for the education mission at the medical college. Dr. Storey-Johnson is a graduate of the Stanford Faculty Development Program in Clinical Teaching and is now teaching faculty and fellows how to teach using the Stanford techniques. She is also a graduate of the Harvard-Macy Program for Clinician Educators and an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association of Academic Medical Colleges. She has given many presentations at national and regional professional meetings on enhancing teaching and other professional skills.

Currently her administrative duties include leading the education mission at the Weill Cornell Medical College and building the infrastructure to support curricular innovation. She is regularly involved in reviewing program evaluations to discern whether learning objectives and content are consistent with projected educational outcomes. Her research interests are in the areas of curriculum evaluation, student assessment, and faculty development.

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