SOM Faculty Present ‘My Brilliant Career’ Workshop

May 18, 2023 by

Barabara Mann, Posy Marzani, and Susan Pollart

(Left to right) Barbara Mann, PhD, Posy Marzani, MD, and Susan Pollart, MD

The Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (COWIMS) co-hosted a workshop with the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development on May 5 called “My Brilliant Career: Strategies for documenting and promoting your strengths and accomplishments.” Over 30 faculty participated in the workshop, which was held in McKim Hall room 1023, over lunch. Those who could not attend in person participated virtually, via Zoom.

The learning activity facilitators were Susan Pollart, MD, MS, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine, and Barb Mann, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and COWIMS Steering Committee member. Posy Marzani, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and COWIMS Steering Committee member, provided facilitation for the group of attendees who participated virtually.

group picture My Brilliant Career workshopThe purpose of the learning activity was to provide participants with the knowledge and tools to create descriptions of their accomplishments suitable for inclusion in competitive award applications, and award and promotion nominations. During this interactive workshop, participants discovered tips and best practices on how to promote their accomplishments while making intentional language choices; reviewed sample descriptions of accomplishments; and worked in small groups to begin writing their stories of accomplishments. By the end of the learning activity, participants were able to utilize resources and employ best practices for writing strong descriptions of accomplishments; create a draft description of at least one accomplishment; and explain the importance of creating an impactful and well written stories describing their accomplishments.

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