Top 6 Highlights from My Experience Attending the AAMC Early-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

by Leigh Eck, MD

  1. Aspects of the program that standout in hindsight:
  2. I attended a 1/2 day time management session.  Very useful tips.  Good written resources out there to improve effectiveness which I need to take the time to read.
  3. Outstanding communication skills are not innate for most people; but they can be learned and practiced.  We spent A LOT of time on communication -- all which was very useful.
  4. Self reflection.  The conference allowed for time for self reflection.  This was a component of our homework that I find very useful and inspiring.
  5. Techniques to keep a CV updated.  Monthly updates to CV.  Scanning supporting paperwork and saving it in files.  Backing up these files on a separate drive.
  6. Time is so precious.  I need to make a conscious effort that they way I am spending my time will allow me to reach my goals.
  7. It is hard to keep all the balls of life in the air.  Delegate non-essential items whenever possible.
  8. Thank you so much for sending me to this conference; again, such a great use of time.

Last modified: Nov 27, 2012