Individual Career Planning and Advisement
These are one-on-one meetings with senior program faculty to help trainees develop an individualized career plan including personal objectives, career goals, and timelines for achieving milestones. The intent is to develop a formal plan for the trainee to follow to become an independent clinical investigator, capable of leading a multidisciplinary research team and competing effectively for peer-reviewed funding.
The Education and Career Development program highly values the mentor experience. Effective mentorship is a critical element in the process by which mentees achieve excellence in the design and management of clinical research, facilitating their growth as leaders in clinical and translational science. By the end of the first semester, the trainees must identify both a Scientific and Career/Humanistic mentor.
Mentors provide meaningful and invaluable guidance to trainees related to their career plans including help with the selection of a mentored research project, research design, data collection, and analysis and feedback on written work including publications and grant applications. Mentors assist trainees in meeting personal and programmatic expectations and guide them toward independence and a successful career in academic medicine. Mentor Guidelines
Scholars present their independent research ideas before a group of their peers, other scholars’ mentors, and other experts in research design, methodology, and analysis. The participation and feedback to the Clinical Scholars is critical to their project and career development. All program students are invited to this biannual event.