Mentoring IV: Essentials of Promotion and Tenure for Mentoring

0.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Category: Mentorship

Promotion and tenure remain two of the most sought after goals among physicians and scientists in academic medicine. However, given the focus of academic institutions on achieving the "tripartite mission" of clinical care, scholarship and education and the increasing number of specialty tracks, navigating the process of promotion can be a daunting task for the junior faculty member. Despite formal education and access to online written guidelines, junior faculty are often left with questions such as:

"What are the expectations for promotion on my track?"
"When should I think about promotion and who can tell me if I am ready?"
"Am I on the right track?"

In this module, we present an overview of promotion and tenure including their significance, a review of the various tracks, the importance of the mentor/mentee relationship as well as providing keys to the successful planning of promotion and tenure.

Author

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D.

Dr. Nana-Sinkam graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in 1999 and served an additional year as Chief Medical Resident.  Following completion of his residency, he conducted a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado/National Jewish Health.

While at Colorado, Dr. Nana-Sinkam developed an NIH funded research program focused on genomics of lung disease. In addition, he served as the associate director of the clinical training program. In 2006, he joined The Ohio State University College of Medicine faculty as an attending physician in the Division of Pulmonary Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PACCS). Since his arrival, he has developed a successful extramural funded research program focused on novel diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutics in lung cancer.

He is the author of over 120 scientific manuscripts, reviews, editorials, book chapters and abstracts and is a sought after speaker in the area of lung cancer biomarkers. In addition, he has served as co-director of research programs in the division of PACCS and currently serves as the director of the James Cancer Center Lung Cancer Early Detection Program. Dr. Nana-Sinkam has mentored over 20 clinical and research pre and postdoctoral trainees. His interests include faculty and trainee career development and leadership training.

Objectives

  1. List the reasons promotion and tenure are so valued in academic medical centers.
  2. Understand the historical importance of tenure.
  3. Understand the importance of creating a personal timeline for promotion and tenure.
  4. Identify key expectations of mentors and mentees in achieving promotion.
  5. Understand the portfolio and what is needed at every stage.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Module Evaluation and then the Post Test (which requires a score of 70%), followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.

Continuing Medical Education Disclosure

Title 

 

Mentoring IV: Essentials of Promotion and Tenure for Mentoring

Description

This on-line enduring material module will discuss the following:

Mentoring IV: Essentials of Promotion and Tenure for Mentoring

Planning Committee

The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose:

John D. Mahan, MD

Heather Brod

Aubre Smith

Their educational unit does not have a financial interest or affiliation with an organization that may receive direct benefit from the subject of the proposed CME activity. Also, they will not be personally compensated for their role in the planning or execution of this proposed CME activity by an organization other than The Ohio State University

Author

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD


Author/Speaker Disclosures

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD discloses the following:

Grants/Research Support - NCI R21

Editorial Board Involvement – Journal of Thoracic Oncology, American  

Other Financial Material Support including commercially supported

faculty enrichment accts – Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

The following presenter for this educational activity discloses that he has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.  This educational lesson will not include discussion of unapproved or “off-label” usage of commercial products and/or services.

Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD

Objectives

As a result of this educational activity, on-line participants will be able to:

  1. List the reasons promotion and tenure are so valued in academic medical centers.
  2. Understand the historical importance of tenure.
  3. Understand the importance of creating a personal timeline for promotion and tenure.
  4. Identify key expectations of mentors and mentees in achieving promotion
  5. Understand the portfolio and what is needed at every stage.


 

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit is only awarded after successful completion of post-test.