Mid-Career Skills Building Program


The Mid-Career Skills Building Program (MSBP) is a year-long, professional development program for Associate Professors at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The program allows participants to engage in self-reflection, networking, and education in the realms associated with faculty life at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  

Program Structure

Target Audience

  • Associate Professors with demonstrated commitment to Vanderbilt School of Medicine and proven record of accomplishments

Program Organization

  • Mid-career faculty are invited to attend all sessions, or only those of interest to them.  

Program Curriculum

Upcoming Sessions

  • Updates coming soon!

Selected Topics

  • Developing tools to become an outstanding mentor
  • Publishing: Insight from journal editors
  • Writing effective letters of nomination and recommendation
  • Innovation in academic medicine: Licensing or patenting
  • Personnel management 
  • Information technology/project management tools
  • Improving teaching and presentation skills
  • Negotiation, conflict resolution and communication
  • Tools for identifying awards and society positions
  • Faculty coaching: Career/life balance; Time management
  • Resilience
  • Risk-taking in your research 
  • Improving communication skills  

For more information on the Mid Career Faculty Development Program, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs.