Early Career Development Program for Women
The Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) is pleased to announce a new professional development fellowship, the Early Career Development Program for Women (ECDPW). Targeted towards early-career women faculty (Instructors and Assistant Professors) in the first 5-years of their careers, the ECDPW is modeled after the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Early Career Professional Development Seminar.
National Seminars are increasingly competitive and expensive.
ECPDW has four benefits:
- the faculty member will not have to travel out of town;
- the program is spread out over 6 months, causing less interruption in research, education and clinical responsibilities;
- more women will be able to participate;
- the program will provide an opportunity for women to come together from diverse professional backgrounds to exchange ideas and develop a network.
The inaugural class will begin in January 2014. The fellowship is six days in total spread out over six months and will include these sessions.
Total program costs are $1500 to be covered by the candidate's department. To apply, the candidate must submit:
- Her CV
- The application form
- A letter of support from the candidate's department chair or section chief, which must include a statement that allows the candidate release time for the program. This statement is particularly important since those accepted into the program must attend all sessions to receive the certificate of achievement.
The application process will begin October 4, 2013. Applications should be submitted electronically to Natalie Barrett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and must be received by October 31, 2013.