OWIMS Weekly Links & News - July 8-12
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
AAMC Diversity 3.0 Learning Series: Exploring Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine View the Video Now.
Diversity Policy and Programs has also partnered with Cook Ross to develop a three-day intensive program, "Learning Lab on Unconscious Bias in the Health Professions." Led by Howard Ross, this training is designed specifically for administrators and faculty of academic medicine to dive deeper into the origins of unconscious bias and learn proven strategies and interventions for recognizing and preventing it in healthcare settings. The next Learning Lab takes place from July 23-25, 2013 and registration is open now. Find out more and register here.
2013 Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar
September 20-23, New Orleans, Louisiana
For the program agenda, meeting facts and registration material, visit the meeting website.
Register by August 16, 2013 to be eligible for the early bird rate.
K-Writers Coaching Group is designed for junior faculty who are preparing proposals for NIH K awards. Participation includes: submission of K application materials prior to the 2013 Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar; a full day pre-conference seminar (September 20th); and follow up virtual biweekly group meetings to facilitate ongoing review and discussion about proposals for a duration of 2-3 months depending on the participant's needs and interests. Participation in the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar is not required to participate in the K-Writers Coaching Group. There is a separate application and registration fee for this program, click here for more information. The application deadline for the coaching group is August 9.
MedEdPORTAL® is a free online service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges, which aims to equip healthcare professionals across the continuum with effective and efficient educational tools to improve patient care. The program recently released a brief video which describes its three services - Publications, iCollaborative and the CE Directory. Visit www.mededportal.org/about to view the video and share with others!
Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Toastmasters International provides meetings which function as workshops where participants hone professional skills in a friendly atmosphere. Participation may help you or your staff to become better speakers, communicate more effectively, improve presentation skills and much more. A local chapter meets twice a month during the lunch hour at the Office of Women in Medicine and Science [location] or Davenport Transportation Consulting, Suite 2A, Chatham Building. For more meeting dates and location and details about Toastmasters, see http://www.toastmasters.org/ or email VPmembership@empire.freetoasthost.com.
Too Much Information Ever wonder why students ignore important messages? One college figured out that less may be more when it comes to communication.
The Transformation of an Academic Medical Center
Desserts Sweeten Discussion of Gender and Ethnic Divisions
The Key to Success
Eight Leadership Lessons
10 Career and Life Areas to Focus on This Year
The Gender Wage Gap: 2012
The Gender Gap in Pain
UPCOMING OWIMS MENTORING EVENTS
After Hours Mentoring Journal Club
July 25, 5:30 - 7:00 PM, 5 Points Restaurant (formerly Big Shotz/Buena Vista Grille), 109 S. Stratford Rd
Moderated by Dr. Daniel Rukstalis, Professor, Department of Urology
Event Audience: All OWIMS Mentoring Program participants
OWIMS is hosting an educational social event and we would like you to join us for a lively discussion about a timely topic! The article "Mentoring as an Antidote to Stress During Corporate Trauma", by Kathy E. Kram and Douglas T. Hall, is a "…study of mentoring as a potentially valuable resource for learning and coping with major organizational change."Please join us to learn and discuss how mentoring can help alleviate stress by creating social support and how it is an effective way to promote professional development during times of sweeping change in the workplace.
Food and beverage available for purchase at restaurant. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat & get a link to the article, please RSVP to Diana Cornelison email@example.com or 3-4222 by 7/24/13
MENTORING CORNER: A monthly opportunity to access career development topics via informational "snapshots" and information available on the web
Critical Thinking and Mentoring
Mentoring is a learning opportunity for both the mentor and mentee. One of the best ways to create this reciprocal environment is through critical thinking. According to Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon, critical thinking is "the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion." By being reflective about their own experiences, mentors can gain perspective while sharing lessons learned with their mentee. Here are some other ways that critical thinking can be helpful:
- Figure out the "who", "what" and "when" while dealing with issues
- Mentoring pairs can utilize critical thinking to help navigate through change and alleviate the stress that can accompany it
- Critical thinking can encourage "what else" thinking, allowing innovative problem solving
- When tasked with meeting a goal, critical thinking can help clear the path to achieving desired results
- When reflecting on a completed tasks, don't just consider what worked and what didn't work, but also how the process of completing the task was created
- Critical thinking enables you to be aware of how emotions affect your decision making process
Becoming Aware: Mentoring & Critical Thinking - http://mentoring-works.com/
Developing Skills in Critical Reflection Through Mentoring Stories - http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/hlst/documents/resources/
Critical Thinking Exercises - http://homeworktips.about.com/od/paperassignments/a/Critical-Thinking-Exercises.htm
Critical Thinking Skills - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09krCGboqzw
Do You Think? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-85-j7Nr9i4
Behind the Medicine: Critical Thinking - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsVqxWXyGp0
Mentoring, Education, and Training Corner
Support for New Faculty Members: What do They Perceive They Need?
Toward a Conceptual Model of Mentoring Research: Integration with Self-Regulated Learning
Interaction of gender, mentoring, and power distance on career attainment: A cross-cultural comparison
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
Exciting news aboutBest Bones Forever!, an adolescent bone health campaign led by the Office on Women's Health! Results of the pilot program are being published in the June 2013 issue of the journal ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. The article, "Integrating Bone Health Information Into Existing Health Education Efforts," discusses the feasibility and effectiveness of incorporating bone health information into existing health promotion and education activities. You can read the abstract on the Best Bones Forever! Educators page.
When Domestic Violence Comes to Work
**MOVED From** September 25
**MOVED To** November 6, 8:30-2:00, 1200 S. Broad Street, Winston Salem
Register in advance online: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-722-8173.
Fee: $35 - pay the day of training. Space is limited.
Topics covered: recognizing "red flags" of domestic violence; legal responsibilities of employees; appropriate recognition, response and referral; strategies for awareness opportunities in the workplace; strategies for implementation of policies, procedures and protocols.
Impact of Reproductive Status and Age on Response of Depressed Women to Cognitive Therapy
Off with her Pinky! How High Heel-Obsessed Women are Removing Their Toes With 'Stiletto Surgery' for a comfier fit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2236039/Off-pinky-How-high-heel-obsessed-women-removing-toes-stiletto-surgery-comfier-fit.html
In Victory for Obama, House Backs Domestic Violence Law: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/us/politics/congress-passes-reauthorization-of-violence-against-women-act.html?hp&_r=0
Career support for researchers: understanding needs and developing a best practice approach
Training for Women Entrepreneurs: An Imperative for Growth and Jobs
7 Reasons You Didn't Get the Job http://www.thedailymuse.com/job-search/7-reasons-you-didn't-get-the-job/