Published on 03/01/2019

The Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP) is an annual two-day training workshop for orthopaedic residents in their PGY2-PGY5 years, surgeons in fellowships, and junior faculty (through year three) who have the potential and desire to become orthopaedic clinician scholars. The CSCDP covers a wide array of issues spanning the career timeline of a clinician scholar. General session topics include:

  • Beginning Your Career as a Clinician Scientist (Scholar)
  • Orthopaedic Research: Bench or Bedside?
  • Building Blocks for a Successful Clinician Scientist Career
  • Challenges and Successes: Personal Experiences from CSCDP Graduates
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Research Collaboration
  • Resources and Opportunities for Research Funding

Program participants seek to enhance the competencies needed for success as both a surgeon and a scientist: scientific knowledge, professionalism, responsible conduct of research, research skill development, management and leadership skills, and communication skills.

The CSCDP has a proven track record of success and offers world-class scientific faculty mentors, including department chairs, NIH R01 and other grant recipients, and highly published authors. The two-day program includes didactic lectures, interactive small group breakout discussions, networking meals, and interactive panel discussions with faculty. Participants in the program gain insight into pathways to success in a scholarly career through departmental support, protected research time, collaboration, funding resources, and work-life balance. They learn to maximize efficiency based on individual career priorities and increased awareness of grant funding opportunities. By the end of the program, participants are able to create 5- and 10-year plans for their career development with concrete clinical and research goals.

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2019.

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