Course 1: Landing Your Fellowship and First Faculty Position

Professional Development Course: Early Career Level (Student, Resident, Trainee, Postdoc Fellow)

Date/Time: Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Track: Professional Development Course
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Successfully navigating the search for a fellowship or faculty position is a critical step in launching and advancing your career. In this session, four academic leaders will share their advice from beginning the search to finding the best fit and negotiating your first position. Their talks will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with questions from the audience.

Chair: Tracey Cho, MD

Co-Chair: Peter Todd, MD, PhD


  • Identify fellowship and faculty opportunities and how well they fit with career goals

  • Explain a strategy to present a career vision and the needs that accompany it

  • Discuss the process and pitfalls of negotiating a first position and arriving at a contract

Approaching Negotiation and Contracts

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Finding Good Fits in Fellowship & Faculty Positions

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM