Upcoming Development Sessions

Please mark the following dates on your calendars! Faculty should be excused from clinic and pager duty during the developmental meetings. Please email Dr. Moran at moran001@umn.edu with your ideas and comments so that the program can be developed to be as useful and as meaningful as possible. 


All Assistant & Associate Professor meetings are from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Upcoming Dates (all events in Wilf Family Center)

  • January 22 (LEAD cohort only)
  • February 20 (LEAD cohort only)
  • March 17
  • April 23 (LEAD cohort only)
  • May 20 (LEAD cohort only)


1:1 Pandemic Paper Pitt-Stops 

I've had conversations with many colleagues over the last few weeks about the conflict during the current COVID chaos of conceptually having more time to see stalled writing projects to fruition balanced against the decreased mental bandwidth and stamina of balancing social distancing, new workflows, home-schooling regimens, and toilet paper rationing.

Many have mentioned how the thought of taking on a writing project right now seems impossible, while others have said they are eager to use this forced desk time to do so. I don't think either is right or wrong (and have myself vacillated between the two camps). I do know that one of the things I enjoy is working with peers to help them find their story and convert it to a manuscript. If you are interested in a 1:1 check-in on how you could move a project along (questions re: journal selection, paper type, writing logistics, timelines, etc.) please sign up for a  Virtual Office Hour Slot here. If one works for you, click on it and it will add to both of our calendars and we can connect for a chat. If none of these work, shoot me an email and we can find another time. 

With Mike Pitt | Associate Chair of Faculty Development

Elephants in the clinic room: Can you identify social determinants of health right in front of you?

Social determinants of health (SDOH) affect every patient care interaction we have as medical providers, yet they aren't always easy to identify. Even if they are obvious, it can be difficult to address them with patients directly. We'll discuss why it is important to be savvy in identifying SDOH, why there is value in asking about them directly,  and muse on how we as a Department should integrate SDOH  awareness into our culture.

Session facilitated by Drs. Alex Boucher and Anjali Goel  

Sessions offered:  
Tuesday, April 30th 12-1pm

Grand Rounds, Invited Lectures, Visiting Professorships, Oh My - Strategies for Developing a National Reputation

One of the most widely used definitions for promotion criteria is the development of a reputation among peers regionally (associate professors) and nationally (professors) as evidenced by invitations to give talks, peer review, serve in leadership positions, etc. Yet despite this expectation, figuring out exactly how to make this happen is often elusive. In this session, one of the most requested topics we’ve received in P2P feedback, we will discuss five proven strategies for developing and maintaining a reputation in your field of expertise.

Session facilitated by Dr. Mike Pitt

Session offered:
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 1-2pm

Polishing Your CV; How to Best Capture Your Academic Persona on Paper

If seeing "send me your CV" in an email puts a pit in your stomach, or you find navigating University templates a frustrating exercise, then this session is for you. For as often as we are asked to maintain our CV - literally translated as our life's work - we are rarely given any advice on what kinds of work should be represented there and how. What is a visiting professorship? Did that talk I gave residents "count?" How far back should I go? Was that person technically a mentee? In this session, we'll discuss these questions and more including strategies to curate, refine, and maintain your CV as a way to showcase your academic persona on paper.

Session facilitated by Dr. Toni Moran

Session offered:
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 1-2pm

Please RSVP to either date through this form!

 We are working on additional ways to keep our peer based faculty development going during the COVID-19 chaos. Be on the lookout for more virtual offerings soon.

RSVP to one or more of these sessions here!