Be sure to review the Guidelines for Selecting Extramural Consultants

Progressive Strategies

  • Keep lists of individuals 
    • you meet at conferences
    • with whom you serve on committees or boards
    • mentioned by colleagues you know and respect
    • who publish in the same or similar journals
  • Meet with invited speakers at Penn
  • Ask your mentors and PSOM colleagues about speaking opportunities for yourself
  • Ask your mentors to review your list

Retrospective Strategies

  • Review the presenter list from conferences or meetings you've attended (usually via the website). 
  • Review the member list of societies to which you belong.
  • Use the US News and World Report list of top ranked medical schools to find peer institutions and the individuals who work in your field for these schools.
  • Do a PubMed search on a focused area of your research and scholarship.