Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part V – Preparing for Promotion

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DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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For those of you jr. or mid-level faculty who are thinking…what are the next steps for Academia?  Or senior-level faculty who have been doing the same things for a decade or longer?  Or even the spry, recently added faculty looking… Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part III – Measuring Scholarship (publications)

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DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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Question: How many publications do I need to be promoted to assistant professor – associate professor – professor? Answer: Enough. This is a frustrating question to answer.  Part of knowing how scholarly you are means you have to keep track… Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part II – Types of Scholarship

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DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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To view Part I, click here Today, we’re going to discuss the types of scholarship – or, if you want to get really academic, as in the tweed jacket, brandy-swilling, elbow patches pontification academic – the domains of scholarship.  For… Continue Reading

Promotions and Academic Scholarship, Part I

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Todd P Chang

DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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For many of us who went through medical school, perhaps graduate school, and landed an academic faculty position, there has always been pressure to succeed academically.  Some of us are now happy with good jobs and careers that center only… Continue Reading

Master’s Degree Programs…should you?

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DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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The recent trend for academic and even non-academic clinicians is to pursue a Master’s Degree.  Whether it’s an MPH, MS, or other research-heavy degrees, MHA, MBA, or business & leadership, or even MEd for educational academics – lots of people… Continue Reading

Applicant’s Corner 1: Overview & the Personal Statement

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DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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Congratulations, everyone, as the new Fellows start now, we open up yet another Applicant Season for the upcoming July 2015 start for U.S. and Canadian fellowships.  The deadlines are much later than in previous years: 07.15.2014 – MyERAS opens 08.27.2014… Continue Reading

What is an H-Index?

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DIvisional Director for Research & Scholarship, Associate Fellowship Director, Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Todd is the Director of Technology for the INSPIRE Network with David Kessler & Marc Auerbach. Todd was formerly the Faculty Advisor and Head Site Administrator for the website's predecessor, pemfellows.com. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with his partner and 2 ridiculous cats that are probably sitting on his head as you read this.
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An h-index is a scholarly measurement of academic productivity.  It’s similar to counting up the number of publications you have on your CV, as well as looking at Impact Factor.  The problem with the latter two approaches is that simply… Continue Reading

What are the important things that you look for in an application before offering an interview for fellowship?

These are just the opinions of one fellowship director, but hopefully useful to many of you as you put together your application together.     Obviously, we look at the entire application as one piece. But in order of things… Continue Reading