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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Scholarly Writing Seminar Series
Dates: March 7 & 13, 2019
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers, MGH;
  Chief Emeritus, the Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatry Consultation Service,
  MGH; Director, Thomas P. Hackett Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic
  Medicine, MGH; Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of
  Psychosomatic Medicine, HMS; Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
This two part series helped clinicians improve their scholarly writing and productivity. Participants learned how to clarify goals, select a target audience for writing, create an outline and avoid obsessive perfectionism.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Speaking Up and Giving Feedback: Mastering Conversations Up and Down the Ladder
Date: February 28, 2019
Facilitator: Rebecca D. Minehart, MD, MSHPEd, Assistant Professor, HMS; Program Director of Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, MGH
This interactive workshop discussed the importance of speaking up across authority gradients, as well as giving effective receiver-focused feedback. An array of strategies and techniques were demonstrated. Using simulated cases, participants had opportunities to practice in a supportive environment.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Can I/Should I Be Promoted? A Discussion for Clinical Faculty
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Facilitator: Theodore Stern, MD, Director, Office for Clinical Careers, MGH;
  Chief Emeritus, the Avery D. Weisman, MD Psychiatry Consultation Service,
  MGH; Director, Thomas P. Hackett Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic
  Medicine, MGH; Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of
  Psychosomatic Medicine, HMS; Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics
This interactive seminar designed for MGH clinical faculty with HMS academic appointments helped participants consider the possibilities regarding your promotion, understand the promotion process for clinical faculty, and consider priorities and achieve their career goals.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Communication Series

Can I Really Write a Book?
Date: October 10, 2018
Speaker: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the
  Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Director of the Office for
  Clinical Careers, Chief Emeritus of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry
  Consultation Service, and Director of the Thomas P. Hackett Center for
  Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine, MGH
In this interactive seminar, participants learned strategies for formulating their ideas, writing and collaborating on chapters, editing, and finding a publisher.
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Faculty Development Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Drafting Your Chief's Letter
Date: September 27, 2018
Speaker: Theodore Stern, MD, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the
  Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, HMS; Director of the Office for
  Clinical Careers, Chief Emeritus of the Avery D. Weisman, MD, Psychiatry
  Consultation Service, and Director of the Thomas P. Hackett Center for
  Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine, MGH
This interactive session focused on the structure and components of the department head nominating letter also known as 'the Chief's Letter'. Using a real life example, participants learnt how to write a compelling and convincing letter for the Harvard Medical School promotion committees and convey their story in order for their promotion to move forward.
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