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

ATTENTION: We will now offer the SUCCESS program virtually in two parts. Part 1 will be held September 29, 2020 from 8:00-12:00pm. Part 2 will be held October 16, 2020 from 12:45-5:00pm. Eligible participants, please check your UT Southwestern email for additional information.  If you have any questions, please email or call 214-648-2590.



The SUCCESS program demystifies the path for academic promotion for Clinician-Educators so that they can thrive at UT Southwestern.

How to be Promoted

Clinician-Educators are eligible for academic promotions when they demonstrate excellence as Clinicians, Educators, Scholars, and Institutional Citizens – areas of accomplishment that describe a successful academic physician. Our Clinician-Educators have exceptional clinical skills, and many want to develop the other domains of excellence. It is imperative for Assistant Professors to embark on the path to academic success and promotion on day one.

How We Can Help

The Office of Faculty Diversity and Development connects our faculty with the tools, resources, and relationships needed to be successful. Our new SUCCESS program, designed to provide training in multiple formats to propel our academic physicians on the path to success, offers a workshop for recently arrived Clinician-Educator faculty twice yearly.

The new SUCCESS program will now be provided virtually in two parts. Eligible participants,
please check your UT Southwestern email for additional information.
If you have any questions, please email or call 214-648-2590.

Part 1  September 29, 2020  8:00am-12:00pm Virtual Webinar  This meeting has passed. Video recordings will be provided soon.
Part 2  October 16, 2020 12:45pm-5:00pm Virtual Webinar  Click to Register

Roadmap to SUCCESS

SUCCESS Program Overview
Byron Cryer, Associate Dean, Faculty Diversity and Development; Professor, Internal Medicine

Being a UT Southwestern Faculty Member
W.P. Andrew LeeExecutive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean; Professor, Plastic Surgery

Creating an Effective CV
Helen Yin, Associate Dean, Office of Women’s Careers; Professor, Physiology 

Promotion Criteria
Lance Terada, Professor, Internal Medicine and Surgery; Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee

Evaluating Progress Toward Promotion
Steve Bloom, Professor & Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology; Associate Dean Clinical Sciences

Clinician Development 

Creating a Successful Patient-Centered Practice
John Rutherford, Vice President for Clinical Operations; Professor, Internal Medicine

Measuring Clinical Productivity
Sharon Reimold, Internal Medicine Vice Chair Clinical Operations and Faculty Development; Professor

Getting Involved in Professional Associations
John Warner, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs; Professor, Internal Medicine

Educator Development 

Education During Bedside Rounds
Reeni Abraham, Co-Director Internal Medicine Clerkship; Associate Professor

Education in the Ambulatory Clinic
Blake Barker, Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Competency Based Assessments
Larissa Velez, Associate Dean Graduate Medical Education; Professor, Emergency Medicine

Modeling Professionalism
Angela Mihalic, Dean of Medical Students & Associate Dean Student Affairs; Professor, Pediatrics

Providing Formative Feedback
Dorothy Sendelbach, Assistant Dean  Undergraduate Medical Education; Professor, Pediatrics

Identifying Teaching Opportunities
Won Lee, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Physician Wellness

Wellness Topic Discussions over Lunch
Susan Matulevicius, Assistant Dean Faculty Wellness; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Scholarly Products Development

Developing Your Research Question
Celette Skinner, Professor & Chair, Population and Data Sciences

Creating Scholarship in the Clinic
Kavita Bhavan, Internal Medicine Associate Vice Chair Clinical Innovation and High Value Care; Associate Professor

Publishing Quality Improvement Projects
Gary Reed, Associate Dean Quality, Safety & Outcomes Education; Professor, Internal Medicine

Research You Can Really Do
Ethan Halm, Professor, Internal Medicine and Population Data Sciences; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine

Clinical Data Mining
Christoph Lehmann, Professor, Pediatrics and Melody Bell, Assistant Vice President of IR-AAIR Academic Information Systems

Getting Involved in Patient Oriented Research
James De Lemos, Professor, Internal Medicine

Innovations & Technology Development
Baran Sumer, Chief, Division of Head and Neck Oncology; Associate Professor, Otolaryngology 

Resources for Clinical Academic Pursuits
David Gerber, Associate Director, Clinical Research & Co-leader, Experimental Therapeutics Program, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor, Internal Medicine

Mining Epic for Scholarship
DuWayne Willett, Chief Medical Informatics Officer; Professor, Internal Medicine

IRB Submission Process
Joshua Fedewa, Associate Director, Human Research Protection

Professionalism & Institutional Citizenship 

Jeffrey McKinney, Professor & Vice Chair for Pediatric Education, Pediatrics

Institutional Citizenship
Dev Desai, Chief, Pediatric Transplantation, Children's Medical Center; Professor, Pediatrics

Success Stories 

Panel discussion with successfully promoted Associate Professors