Career Development | November Career Development Tips From the WIC Section

Tips For Getting Promoted in an Academic Center:

  • When you are within a year of going up for promotion, it is a good idea to meet with a “dossier coach,” usually a senior faculty member well-versed in the promotion process. A “dossier coach” can review the dossier, make recommendations on how to optimize it and, ideally, increase the likelihood of achieving promotion. There are often a series of questions that describe your academic achievements and will be sent to your peer references, as well as the promotion committee. This is your time to “sell yourself” to the promotion committee and colleagues, so go for it and don’t be modest! A dossier coach can be helpful with this, especially for people who tend to downplay their achievements. – Sharon L. Roble, MD, FACC, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Tips For Success in a Private Practice:

  • You set the tone of your practice: be professional, be a part of your peer networks, treat your staff with respect. Get your notes and billing done in a timely manner. Join committees at your hospital so you are aware of changes as they arise. Be flexible. ACOs, MACRA, HIPAA, and EHRs are here to stay, learn about them and to stay relevant be willing to change. – Toniya Singh, MD, FACC, a cardiologist at Partner St. Louis Heart and Vascular in St. Louis, MO.