September 18th, 2014 - “Successfully Navigating Careers in Academic Medicine”
AMP's first professional development event of the 2014 - 2015 academic year was entitled: “Successfully Navigating Careers in Academic Medicine.”
The event featured presentations by Dr. Eve Higginbotham and Dr. Roy Hamilton who discussed tips for finding the correct career path and ensuring success along the journey followed by a facutly Drs. Higginbotham and Hamilton were joined by Dr. Iyalla Peterside and Dr. Samantha Butts for a faculty panel.
Dr. Higginbotham reminded us that "medicine is not a final career, but rather a door that opens to a whole other world of possibilities." Dr. Hamilton outlined benchmarks for success along academic medical career tracks and encouraged attendees to not only decide on a medical specialty, but also to take time to consider the type of careers we want to have.
During the faculty panel, Dr. Peterside reminded everyone to follow their passions and talents; opportunities naturally arise when you follow the things that truly drive you. Dr. Butts highlighted the importance of finding mentors across the career spectrum, and discussed the importance of peer mentorship.