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Future Faculty Program now Accepting Applications

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Future Faculty Program now Accepting Applications

ASCO has announced that it is now accepting applications from optometry residents and graduate students for its 2022-2023 Future Faculty Program (FFP).

FFP is a mentored program taking place virtually from January through March 2023 and beginning with an online orientation on December 14, 2022. The program is appropriate for both those considering clinical teaching positions and those seeking research-oriented faculty positions.

In this program, residents and graduate students will:

  • Learn how to successfully navigate a career that centers around teaching and/or research
  • Learn how to prepare to interview for an academic job
  • Learn about promotion criteria, developing your CV, and give effective presentation
  • Learn about teaching and assessment, working in research, and work-life balance
  • Understand the benefits of academia
  • Receive asynchronous instruction and spend synchronous time in small group with an assigned mentor

Synchronous sessions will be held biweekly. Mentorship assignments will officially last for one year but may informally continue throughout the participant’s career. Program participants will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion of this program.

Applications are being accepted electronically.

Registration is only $25. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2022, or until ASCO’s registration cap is reached. Space is limited, so we encourage early applications.

If you would like more information, please contact Helen Sauvage at hsauvage@opted.org or Madison Broderick at meetings@opted.org.

All topics will have an asynchronous component (ex: lecture to view, article to read) and a synchronous group discussion which will meet over Zoom at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern on the following dates:

12/14/22: Program kick off: meet your mentor and groups

               1/4/23: Academic Jobs: what are the possibilities?
                           How to write the perfect CV

             1/18/23: Interview skills: what to expect, what to avoid
                           How to Create Effective Presentations

    2/1/23:  Didactic Teaching and Assessments
                 Negotiating/Benefits Graduate Students
                 Negotiating/Benefits Residents

   2/15/23: Clinical Teaching and Assessments, Residents
                 Running a lab, Graduate Student
                 Promotion Criteria

    3/1/23:  Transition from Res/Grad student to Faculty
                 Work/Life Balance

  3/15/23:  Breaking Bad News to Students
                 Publishing and Grant Writing

Please encourage your residents and graduate students to participate!


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