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The Perelman School of Medicine leadership is thrilled to offer a 4-semester career-development certificate program designed to provide newly appointed faculty with the tools, strategies, and skills to maximize their success.

Meet the Leadership Team

Participants are assigned into longitudinal cohorts organized to increase networking and collaboration in skill development, community, and peer mentoring. Methods include a mix of interactive lectures, panel discussions, large- and small-group work, self-reflection, and individual projects.

Program Topics

  • ​Maximizing mentorship
  • Strategizing scholarly efforts
  • Advancing research 
  • Identifying resources 
  • Understanding funding
  • Managing time and energy
  • Negotiating
  • Managing conflict
  • Networking throughout Penn and beyond
  • Setting goals, planning and proactive career development

Meeting Schedule for 2021-2023 Cohort

Fridays, 12:30-3; Meetings may be in person or online.

  • Sept 17
  • Oct 15
  • Nov 12
  • Dec 17
  • Jan 21
  • Feb 18
  • Mar 18
  • Apr 15
  • May 20
  • June 17

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  • Application Due: August 15, 2021 
  • Chair/Chief Approval: By submitting your application, you certify that you have chair/chief approval to participate.
  • Applications should include 
    • CV 
    • Personal Statement - Describe why you wish to participate in the program, and what you hope to gain. (300 word limit). Personal Statement can be included with the CV in the Penn online application or emailed to
  • At this time, program priority is given to faculty who have full time appointments at the University of Pennsylvania on the CE track. However, PSOM faculty on the Tenure Track are encouraged to apply as part of a new pilot for Tenure and cross-track cohorts.


If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at