Academic Advancement for Clinician-Educators: Secrets from the Dean’s Office

February 26
UCSF Nursing Building, Room N-517
521 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA


Academic Advancement for Clinician-Educators: Secrets from the Dean’s Office

Led by:

Elena Fuentes Afflick, MD, MPH
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Renee Binder, MD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Faculty members at UCSF are generally proposed for academic advancement every two to three years, depending on their rank. Having reviewed thousands of packets, the Vice Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs have special insights into what is necessary to demonstrate the excellence that is necessary for academic advancement at UCSF. During this workshop, we will focus on the criteria for advancement in the HS Clinical and Clinical X Series and the differences between the two series. We will also discuss the criteria for accelerations and when and how to propose oneself for an acceleration. The experts will answer questions to help clinician-educators clarify how they can successfully advance at UCSF.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Identify the criteria used to assess academic advancement.
  • Review the criteria for accelerations.
  • Using case examples, evaluate academic advancement packets to identify characteristics for success.

At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Prepare an academic packet that best reflects their accomplishments.
  • Employ the techniques that will help them obtain strong reference letters.
  • Identify the circumstances when they could self-nominate for an acceleration.

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR13075