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Pathways in Academic Medicine is a curriculum designed to introduce internal medicine residents and fellows to the various opportunities in academic medicine. Over the course of five sessions, you will discover the various options for academic careers as well as the steps to pursue an academic career. Pathways is designed to help you choose between private practice and academics and to expose you to the concepts and resources needed to jump start an academic career. 

Who should attend?

If you are a resident thinking about applying for jobs or fellowship, or a fellow contemplating future career options, this course is for you! As you go on interviews, you will be asked to explain how you think your career will unfold. You will need to think about whether you want a career in academics, and if you do, what that might look like. 

When is Pathways offered and how do I sign up?

First, come to a Pathways Retreat and find out if this course is for you.
Our two retreats for 2018 will take place:

Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Boshell Diabetes Building, Room 334, 4-6:30 p.m. Sign me up!
Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Boshell Diabetes Building, Room 334, from 4-6:30 p.m. Sign me up!

What topics will be covered?

4-5 p.m.
> Introduction to Academic Careers: Clinician Educator and Clinician Investigator Pathways

5-5:30 p.m.
> Finding Your Academic Niche

5:40-6:30 p.m.
> Faculty Panel Discussion: Tips for Finding Your Career Path - Advice from Academic/Private Practice Junior Faculty

*Dinner will be served

And Then What?

We will have four additional sessions on Thursdays at noon between October and January. To join the email reminder list click here.

Pathways Sessions Noon-1 p.m.

October 17 in BDB 445
> Building an Academic Job You Want

November 21 in BDB 445
> Stickey Dilemmas in Academic Medicine

December 5 in BDB 445
> Tackling the Academic Job Hunt

January 23, 2020 
> Being Productive in Research as a Trainee (in West Pavilion C)
> Learning to Teach: Courses and Fellowships (in West Pavilion D)

*Lunch will be served


If you have any questions about Pathways in Academic Medicine, please contact Ryan Kraemer, MD, or Nathan Erdmann MD, PhD.