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Shaping a Career in Academic Medicine:
Guidelines for mentor/mentee conversations

Table of Contents

Overview of this Guide

Guidelines for Conversations with Clinician-educator Faculty:

Begin with the end in mind: COAP guidelines for promotion

  • C-Es Years One through Three: Establishing a research focus
  • C-Es Years Four through Six: Increasing scholarly productivity
  • C-Es Years Seven through Nine: Gaining additional exposure

Guidelines for Conversations with Tenure-track Faculty:

Begin with the end in mind: COAP guidelines for promotion

Basic scientists:

  • Years One through Three: Establishing reputation as an independent investigator
  • Years Four through Six: Writing senior-authored papers

Physician scientists:

  • Years One through Three: Establishing reputation as an independent investigator
  • Years Four through Six: Increasing scholarly productivity
  • Years Seven through Nine: Building a national reputation

Thanks to Kathy N. Shaw, M.D., M.S.C.E., Professor of Pediatrics at CHOP, for providing the conceptual framework for this guide.

Thanks also to the following faculty for contributing information to the guide.

Deborah A. Driscoll, M.D., Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gary A. Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D
., Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Virginia Man-Yee Lee, Ph.D., Professor Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Reed E. Pyeritz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Medicine, Chair, School of Medicine Committee on Appointments and Promotions, 2005-2006
Virginia A. Stallings, M.D., Professor, Pediatrics at CHOP
Gregory D. Van Duyne, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Alan G. Wasserstein, M.D., Associate Professor at HUP and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs

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