Introduction: The demonstration of scholarship is an essential part of every promotion dossier. Clinical faculty need to know how to use their clinical, educational, and service efforts to fulfill scholarship requirements. This workshop employs a number of interactive strategies to help faculty develop plans for crafting their current activities and ideas into scholarly products. It is aimed at fellows and junior/midlevel faculty interested in getting promoted, as well as senior-level faculty interested in mentoring junior faculty. Methods: In it, participants assess their current career and set scholarship goals for the future. The resource briefly reviews the definition of scholarship and gives concrete examples of how busy clinicians develop scholarship. This is followed by a review of the quality improvement cycle of Plan-Do-Study-Act and how it can be used for scholarship development and documentation. The tenets of the dissemination of scholarship (i.e., public, peer reviewed, and a platform for others) are discussed. Participants then work in small groups to devise a dissemination plan for example scholarly activities. Participants also use a detailed worksheet tool to review their current activities and formulate plans for their own scholarship development and dissemination. Small groups then give each other feedback about a personal scholarship plan. The moderators discuss pitfalls that junior faculty often fall into that derail scholarship productivity. The session concludes with questions and sharing of opportunities and challenges as a large group. A toolkit with references and resources is provided. Results: Feedback from the participants at the Pediatric Academic Societies meetings gave this module an overall rating of 3.78 (on a scale of 1 to 4). Comments included "One of the best workshops I've attended," "Handouts were focused and useful," and “Excellent use of limited slides, succinct, and to the point." Discussion: This workshop was developed to fill a need in faculty development related to scholarly activities and has effectively met this purpose.
- Reflect on how scholarship fits into their career plan.
- Define and describe scholarship in academic medicine.
- Develop a plan for turning their current work into scholarship projects.
None to report.
None to report.
Walvoord E, Hobson WL. Getting promoted: turning your clinical work into scholarship. Presented at: Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; 2012; Boston, MA.
Walvoord E, Hobson WL. Getting promoted: turning your clinical work into scholarship. Presented at: Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; 2013; Washington, DC.
Walvoord, E, Hobson-Rohrer, WL. Thinking Outside the Box: Turning Your Clinical Activities and Teaching into Scholarship. Presented at: Learn, Serve, Lead The Annual Meeting of the AAMC; 2013; Philadelphia, PA.
Walvoord E, Hobson WL. Getting promoted: turning your clinical work into scholarship. Presented at: Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; 2014; Vancover, British Columbia, Canada.
Hobson WL, Walvoord E. Getting promoted: turning your clinical work into scholarship. Presented at: AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar; 2014; Englewood, CO.
This is an open-access publication distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license.