WIR Program Meetings

Women In Radiology, Recent Program Meetings:
  • Dr. Charlene Dewey, MD, MEd, FACP and Dr. Lori Deitte, MD spoke on the topic of Developing Your Educational Portfolio.

    Dr. Dewey discussed how we can turn our daily teaching activities into documentable scholarship.  She discussed turning Educational Activities into a Scholarly Approach (drawing from educational resources) and then into actual Scholarship (contributing to educational resources) by using the 3 P's of scholarship - Product, Peer Reviewed, Publicly disseminated (MedEd Portal or manuscripts for example).  She also discussed the importance of documenting both quality and quantity of teaching activities by distributing assessment surveys.  Most important, is to keep up to date on documenting all teaching/scholarly activities (daily resident teaching, noon conferences, medical student teaching) so that they do not become missed opportunities.

    Dr. Deitte discussed the department's new Faculty Professional Development Update Form which can be used at your annual meeting with your section chief to document what you have achieved and what you hope  to achieve.   She emphasized the importance of collaboration within the department.  We discussed the importance of tracking trainee evaluations of faculty members.

    Developing Your Educational Portfolio - Dr. Dewey's Slides

  • William Cooper, MD, MPH, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs (Department of Pediatrics), and Professor of Health Policy led our discussion on Enhancing Your CV.  He suggested using a "Career Vision Worksheet" and discussed Advancing Your Career by:

    1.  Discerning your passion

    2.  Determining your path

    3.  Defining (demonstrating) your contributions

    Advancing Your Career - Dr. Cooper's slides

    Career Vision Worksheet

  • Dr. Meg Rush, MD, MMHC led a discussion on the pathway to leadership and administrative roles.

    Dr. Rush is the Chief of Staff and Executive Medical Director of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  She is the former Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and has held numerous additional leadership roles.

    Dr. Rush’s Talking Points on Leadership:

    Strengths a Leader Demonstrates:

    • Integrity
    • Ability to Build Relationships
    • Trust
    • Humbleness

    How to become a leader:

    • Watch people who do it well and people who don’t
    • Listen – Recognize barriers to listening
    • Understand that your skills may be nontraditional
    • Look to your past
      • Know strengths/weaknesses
      • Understand how others see you
      • Know how to use your strengths
    • Know when to speak, when not to speak
    • Know to whom you can go for advice and know who you can trust
    • Recognize that you can’t do it all
    • Let things go that are out of your control
    • Trust the people who support you
    • Love what you do

    Don’t be afraid to take opportunities:

    • Understand the difference in Research vs. Leadership opportunities
    • Realize you may not be able to excel at everything (research, leadership, administration) at the same time

    Keys to a Functional Mentorship Relationship

    •             Respect
    •             Teaching
    •             Tough love
    •             Not your best friend

    Recommended Reading:

    • 5 Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
    • Crucial Conversations - Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
    • Boys in a Boat – Daniel James Brown
    • StrengthsFinder – Tom Rath
  • Dr. Dominique Delbeke, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Professor and Director of Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography, Department of Radiology VUMC led an informative discussion on Writing and Reviewing for Medical Journals.

    We reviewed the global differences in the leading radiology journals and the types of manuscripts each tends to accept/solicit.

    Writing and Reviewing for Medical Journals - Dr. Delbeke's Slides

    Radiology Journal Descriptions

  • Katarzyna J. Macura, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, Professor of Radiology, Urology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University and Chair, American College of Radiology Commission for Women and General Diversity, shares how to get involved with a national society.

  • Dr. Gretchen Jackson spoke on work/life balance issues for women in academic medicine.

    Gretchen Purcell Jackson, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Jackson is a board-certified general and pediatric surgeon and an internationally recognized informatician with over 20 years of contributions to surgical science, informatics research, and innovations in health information technologies.