Starting University Clinical Careers Effectively, Scholarly, and Successfully (SUCCESS)

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The SUCCESS program helps clinician-educators thrive at UT Southwestern by providing training in the four domains of excellence required for academic promotion:

  • Clinicians
  • Educators
  • Scholars
  • Institutional Citizens
 Check-out the SUCCESS brochure to learn more about the program and see the roster of topic experts!
The SUCCESS Program demystifies academic promotion and UT Southwestern through in-person workshops and online training.

Roadmap to SUCCESS

  • Being a UT Southwestern Faculty Member

    Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee, Professor of Plastic Surgery and EVP for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School, covers what it means to be a UT Southwestern faculty member.

    Training Module Duration: 3:51

  • Creating an Effective CV

    Dr. Helen Yin, Professor of Physiology and Associate Dean of the Office of Women’s Careers, covers a review of CV components and suggestions for maintenance.

    Key points include:

    • Your CV is a “self-marketing tool” that should accurately showcase your professional accomplishments.
    • Your CV should be polished, error-free, and accurate. Small details matter.
    • Your CV is an evolving document that requires frequent maintenance. CV maintenance is your responsibility.
    • Customize your CV for different purposes. Use the P&T template for internal purposes.

    Training Module Duration: 12:18

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  • Promotion Criteria

    Dr. Lance Terada, Professor of Internal Medicine and Surgery, Chair of the Promotion & Tenure Committee; and Division Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care, covers promotion criteria used to evaluate academic progress of the clinician-educator.

    Key points include:

    • Set a high bar for yourself as you define your identity as an academic physician.
    • Don’t be afraid to promote your clinical excellence.
    • Don’t wait for teaching opportunities to hit you in the face.
    • Communicate your knowledge to the world.

    Training Module Duration: 11:42

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  • Evaluating Progress Toward Promotion

    Dr. Steven Bloom, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, covers opportunities to evaluate progress toward promotion: a) Annual Reviews b) Fourth-Year Faculty Progress Review

    Key points include:

    • Understand the requirements for promotion related to your academic track.
    • Use the standardized CV template.
    • The annual evaluation process and the specialized year four review are helpful guideposts to track your progress toward promotion.

    Training Module Duration: 19:15

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Clinician Development

  • Creating a Successful Patient-Centered Practice

    Dr. John Rutherford, Professor of Internal Medicine and Vice President of Clinical Operations, covers an overview of what patient satisfaction looks like from the patient perspective and the use of Press-Ganey scores to develop a good reputation.

    Key points include:

    • Our goal is to achieve a level of patient care and service that we would to be proud to receive for our families, our friends, and ourselves.
    • As faculty members who are caregivers, role models, and teachers, when we embrace our service standards, or PACT, we can enhance the effectiveness of our care teams.
    • Self-awareness regarding professional etiquette can have a major positive influence on our patients’ experience over, and above, offering our expertise.
    • We need to respect the fact that our patients’ time is equally important to ours.
    • Concise, clear, timely communications with patients, and colleagues, promote safer care and builds your reputation.

    Training Module Duration: 14:29

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  • Measuring Clinical Productivity

    Dr. Sharon Reimold, Professor of Internal Medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Faculty Development, covers how clinical productivity of the individual physician is measured and reported.

    Key points include:

    • Know the clinical expectations for your position.
    • Find a successful faculty member and get advice about how to achieve the clinical goals.
    • Nontraditional metrics such as program building and clinical trials may contribute to your productivity – Discuss with your Chair.
    • Get feedback throughout the year to determine if you are progressing appropriately.

    Training Module Duration: 4:32

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  • Getting Involved in Professional Associations

    Dr. John Warner, Professor of Internal Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, covers a review of getting involved in professional associations as a strategy to build your professional reputation.

    View “Getting Involved in Professional Associations” Presentation

    Key points include:

    • Can contribute to promotion for clinician-educators
      • Regional and national reputation and
      • Opportunities for publications
    • Accelerate career development for clinical scholars, basic scientists
    • Good path to enhance network of colleagues
    • Opportunity to interact with thought leaders
    • Opportunities for mentorship

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Educator Development 

  • Education During Bedside Rounds

    Dr. Reeni Abraham, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and co-director of Internal Medicine Clerkship, covers strategies to master teaching efficiencies during bedside rounds.

    Key points include:

    • Define what to teach.
    • Plan ahead with expectations and a calendar.
    • Team approach.
    • Carry a notebook.
    • Real-time feedback.

    Training Module Duration: 10:18

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  • Education in the Ambulatory Clinic

    Dr. Blake Barker, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, covers strategies to provide effective and time-efficient teaching with the learner during the brief patient encounters in the ambulatory setting – “The 1 minute lecture.”

    Key points include:

    • Great clinical teachers facilitate learning experience.
    • Use One Minute Preceptor to quickly identify learner needs.
    • Use remaining time to teach general principles.

    Training Module Duration: 10:40

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  • Evaluating Students and Trainees Using Competency-Based Assessments

    Dr. Larissa Velez, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, covers assessing competence in clinical settings through the framework of evaluation of Competency-Based Assessments.

    Key points include:

    • Know your CC and milestones.
    • Prepare yourself.
    • Meet your learners where they are.
    • Be constructive.

    Training Module Duration: 13:06

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  • Modeling Professionalism as an Educator

    Dr. Angela Mihalic, Professor of Pediatrics, Dean of Medical Students, and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, covers experienced clinician-educator constructs for teaching professionalism to learners. While “teaching professionalism” is a challenging goal, professionalism can be taught using vignettes that demonstrate professionalism dilemmas in a particular context.

    Key points include:

    • Role model professionalism and respect for all
    • Report concerns early for intervention/remediation
    • Monitor for and address mistreatment of learners

    Training Module Duration: 13:10

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  • Providing Formative Feedback to Learners

    Dr. Dorothy Sendelbach, Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, covers the expectations of clinicians to provide feedback to learners (students and residents), both written and orally. This module reviews the expectations and processes for student and trainee evaluation and feedback.

    Key points include:

    • Feedback is the heart of medical education.
    • Be honest but not cruel.
    • Assess insight and close the loop.
    • When receiving critical feedback, act on it.

    Training Module Duration: 10:02

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  • Finding Teaching Opportunities

    Dr. Won Lee, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of the Clinical Center for Sleep and Breathing Disorders, covers the evaluation of clinician-educator faculty members at the time of promotion consideration for his or her “Educational Accomplishments.” This module will review opportunities for the clinician-educator faculty member to participate in educational activities when he/she has not been assigned learners in the setting of his/her clinical practice.

    Key points include:

    • Create teaching opportunities
    • Organize and monitor your educational efforts
    • Education portfolio – for promotion
    • Value your unique strengths

    Training Module Duration: 11:04

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Scholarly Productivity

Professional and Institutional Citizenship

  • Professionalism

    Dr. Jeffrey McKinney, Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Pediatric Education, and Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program, covers goals for outstanding professional behavior at UT Southwestern in clinical settings, educational settings, and in the conduct of research. Appropriate interactions and mistreatment considerations between the Clinician-Educator faculty member and peers, subordinates, trainees, students, patients, and staff will be covered.

    View “Professionalism” Presentation

    Key points include:

    • Professionalism is critical for career success.
    • Remember that ALL of your interactions matter.
    • Unprofessional conduct is likely to place your promotion at risk.
    • When you see unprofessional behavior in others, address it ASAP.

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  • Institutional Citizenship

    Dr. Dev Desai, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics; Program Director of Transplant Surgery Fellowship, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Chief of Pediatric Transplantation, Children’s Medical Center; and The Regents Distinguished Scholar in Medical Research, covers a review of recommendations on how a faculty member could get involved with committees at UTSW. It will highlight how participation in the committee process is a part of general citizenship, increases the faculty member’s visibility, and is a reputation building mechanism.

    View “Institutional Citizenship” Presentation

    Key points include:

    • Institutional committees can be key to building your reputation.
    • Don’t get overcommitted. Learn how to say “yes” and how to say “no.”
    • Use your annual review to evaluate your commitments.
    • Institutional citizenship is required but not sufficient to be promoted.

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Contact Us

success@utsouthwestern.edu

Phone: 214-648-2590