The Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three and a half-day program designed for women primarily at the associate professor level. Women in the early stages of a professorial appointment will be considered on an individual basis.
The program goal is to enhance knowledge and skills needed to support progress along the path to leadership in academic medicine. The seminar covers skills related to the formation and use of teams, central to effective collaborative in various mission-critical activities. Leadership topics are organized into workshop tracks that span communication skills, institutional finance and management issues. Small-group sessions focus on mentoring participants in career building skills, in narrative/CV development, and strategic thinking about career development.
The seminar is targeted at physicians and Ph.D. scientists holding medical school appointments and leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2011 seminar.
Things to know about participating:
This is an interactive program. If you are accepted, you must attend the entire seminar and actively participate in preparatory assignments. During the seminar, the use of laptops is encouraged for accessing the online materials. No handouts will be distributed.
Continuing Medical Education Information
At the end of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
• Visualize potential paths to leadership and develop career plans to advance towards that vision.
• Identify networks of mentors and colleagues in academic medicine.
• Acquire tools and skills necessary for leading teams and being an effective team member.
• Summarize key skill and knowledge areas related to academic and organizational leadership.
• Apply strategies to facilitate powerful and effective communication.
Needs Assessment/Practice Gaps:
The 2009-2010 AAMC Women in U.S. Academic Medicine: Statistics and Benchmarking Report revealed that the distribution of medical school faculty by rank and gender has not significantly changed from the 2008-2009 report. According to the 2009-2010 report,
• 18% of full professors are women (as opposed to 17% in 2008-2009)
• 30% of associate professors are women (no increase, it was 30% in 2008-2009)
• 42% of assistant professors are women (as opposed to 41% in 2008-2009)
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is committed to 1) increasing the numbers of women faculty remaining in academic medicine and into leadership positions and 2) to support and further the skill and career development of women in academic medicine. The program is therefore designed to enhance the leadership.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the AAMC. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement:
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency:
California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect on July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the state of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. Additional resources and information about AB1195 can be found on the UCSD CME website at http://cme.ucsd.edu.