Clinical faculty need to know how to use their clinical, educational and service efforts to fulfill scholarship requirements. This workshop will employ a number of interactive strategies to help faculty develop plans for crafting their current activities and ideas into scholarly products. Participants will assess their current career and set scholarship goals for the future. We will briefly review the definition of scholarship and give concrete examples of how busy clinicians have developed scholarship. This will be 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. As teaching often goes hand in hand with clinical service, we will discuss educational scholarship. The tenets of the dissemination of scholarship (public, peer reviewed and a platform for others) will be discussed. Participants will work in small groups to devise a dissemination plan for example scholarly activities. Participants will use a detailed worksheet tool to review their current activities and formulate plans for their own scholarship development and dissemination. Small groups will give each other feedback about a personal scholarship plan. The moderators will discuss pitfalls that junior faculty often fall into that derail scholarship productivity. The session will conclude with questions and sharing of opportunities and challenges as a large group. A toolkit with references and resources will be provided.
This workshop was developed to fill a need in faculty development related to scholarly activities. It has been peer-reviewed, accepted and presented twice in its entirety at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting. Portions were presented in November 2013 at the AAMC annual meeting, as an invited presentation. The large room was standing room only. We will also be presenting it as the three hour workshop during the AAMC Early Career Women's Professional Development Course in July 2014, as invited speakers.
The following evaluation data come from the Pediatric Academic Societies meetings in 2012 and 2013. It was a standard evaluation format, collected by the meeting organizers.
Feedback from 2013 - 23 respondents on a score of 1-4 overall rating 3.78, information relevant and useful 3.87, expertise of leaders 3.91. 100% said it should be presented again. Comments included "One of the best workshops I've attended", "Handouts were focused, useful", Excellent use of limited slides, succinct and to the point"
Feedback from 2012 – 13 respondents on a score of 1-4 overall rating 3.94, information relevant and useful 3.94, expertise of leaders 3.81. 100% said it should be presented again. Comments included “Very useful session did what they said they would,” “Great time for discussion,” “Examples from personal experience were extremely helpful to make concepts more practical and less abstract.”
- Reflect on how scholarship fits into your career plan.
- Define and describe scholarship in academic medicine.
- Develop a plan for turning current work into scholarship projects
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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.
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