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Guidelines and Timelines for GIM Fellows

The GIM Fellowship program is two or three years in length. Timelines are individualized based on each Fellow’s interests and prior experiences. The following is meant to provide a broad overview of the potential milestones. 

Guidelines for First Year Fellows

1. Review interests and research of GIM Faculty on the GIM and Welch Center websites, or in the Department of Medicine Annual Review Booklet for GIM and the Welch Center Annual Report. Ask Glendora Williams(GIM) or Jennifer Miskimon(Welch Center) to see these.

2. Think about the major research areas (e.g., clinical epidemiology, clinical trials, health services research, statistical methodology, database research, meta-analysis, decision analysis); prioritize which skills you want to develop during fellowship.

3. Think about the major teaching skills (e.g., precepting, curriculum development, small group teaching); prioritize which skills you want to develop during fellowship.

4. Think about clinical content areas (e.g., preventive care, cardiovascular disease); choose a focus area for your research and/or teaching.

5. Fill out self-evaluation form.

6. Meet with your assigned faculty members to learn about their research/teaching, to discuss your own interests, and to identify potential faculty matches. Review your self-evaluation form with them.

7. Meet with your assigned senior Fellow.

8. Meet with GIM Division faculty members to learn about their research/teaching and to discuss your own interests.

9. Identify a primary mentor.

10. With your mentor, outline a fellowship schedule. Do this as early as possible to take full advantage of the SPH and Faculty Development courses.

11. Choose a major research project and begin work on this.

12. If possible, submit abstract(s) and present at local and national meetings.

13. Attend your meetings with the Fellowship Advisory Committee as scheduled.

 Suggested Timeline for First Year

Action

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Prioritize areas for research and teaching skill development
                                                             
Meet with assigned senior Fellow
                                                           
Meet with assigned faculty advisor/mentor
                                                           
Meet with GIM faculty
       
                                                    
Choose a primary mentor         
                                                      
Develop a preliminary schedule for the Fellowship
                                                         
Choose a major project
                                                            
Design and conduct project
                                                         
Meet with Advisory Committee
                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
         
       
Guidelines for Second Year Fellows

(If this is your last year of fellowship, see guidelines for third year Fellows.)

1. Review self-evaluations from first year.             

2. Review major research areas, major teaching skills and clinical content areas; prioritize which skills you want to develop further and refocus your area.

3. Fill out self-evaluation form.

4. Review interests and research of GIM faculty members on the GIM and Welch Center websites, or in the Department of Medicine Annual Review Booklet for GIM and the Welch Center Annual Report. Ask Glendora Williams(GIM) or Jennifer Miskimon(Welch Center) to see these. Consider setting up meetings with any new faculty members, or any faculty members with similar interest areas.

5. Meet with your primary mentor or advisor at the start of second year to review your self-evaluation form and discuss your interests and ongoing projects. Revise your fellowship schedule. Continue to meet quarterly with your primary mentor or advisor.

6. Continue work on and/or complete your ongoing projects. Develop new projects and start work on them.

7. Submit abstract(s) and present at local and national meetings.

8. Attend your meetings with the Fellowship Advisory Committee as scheduled.

Suggested Timeline for Second Year

Action

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Annual and quarterly meetings with primary mentor
           
      
       
            
       
      
             
      
      
             
      
      
Revise schedule for the Fellowship
             
              
      
     
      
      
       
      
      
      
      
      
Meet with other Faculty      
      
       
      
     
      
      
      
       
       
      
      
      
Complete ongoing projects (including manuscripts)
     
      
       
      
      
      
      
      
     
     
      
      
Design and conduct new project(s)
     
      
      
       
      
     
      
     
      
      
      
      
Submit abstract(s) to SGIM Nat'l. Meeting
     
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
      
      
     
Meet with Advisory Committee
                                                                      

 

 

 

 

           

        

Guidelines for Third Year Fellows

1. Review self-evaluations from first and second years.

2. Review major research areas, major teaching skills and clinical content areas; prioritize which skills you still want/need to develop and refocus your area.

3. Fill out self-evaluation form, including a detailed description of your “ideal job."

4. Think about geographic preferences or restrictions for future jobs.

5. Review interests and research of GIM Faculty members on the GIM and Welch Center websites, or in the Department of Medicine Annual Review Booklet for GIM and the Welch Center Annual Report. Ask Glendora Williams(GIM) or Jennifer Miskimon(Welch Center) to see these. Consider setting up meetings with any new faculty members, or any faculty members with similar interest areas.

6. Meet with your primary (and any other) mentor to review your self-evaluation form and discuss your career plans. Revise your fellowship schedule.

7. Continue work on and/or complete your ongoing projects. Submit abstract(s) and present at local and national meetings.

8. Take course(s) related to grant writing and write a draft of a grant.

9. Make a list of job opportunities. Send initial inquiries by email or letter.

10. Schedule job interviews.

11. Attend job interviews, send follow-up correspondence.

12. Finalize job plans, sign contract.

13. Attend your meetings with the Fellowship Advisory Committee as scheduled.

Suggested Timeline for Third Year

ActionJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJun
Annual & quarterly meetings with primary mentor
     
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
Revise schedule for the Fellowship
     
      
      
     
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
Meet with other faculty       
      
      
      
      
      
       
      
      
      
      
      
      
Complete ongoing projects (including manuscripts)
      
       
      
     
      
       
      
      
      
      
      
      
Take course(s) & write a draft grant
     
      
     
      
      
      
      
       
      
       
      
      
Submit abstract(s) to SGIM Nat'l. Meeting
      
      
     
     
      
      
     
      
      
      
      
     
Make initial job list        
      
     
      
     
     
      
     
      
     
      
      
     
Make initial job inquiries
      
     
      
     
      
      
      
      
     
      
      
      
Schedule job interviews
      
      
      
      
      
           
     
      
              
     
     
     
Interview for jobs        
     
      
      
      
     
      
     
      
          
          
            
           
Finalize  job plans; sign contract
     
      
      
      
       
       
     
      
      
      
      
     
Meet with Advisory Committee
                                                                               

          
      

            
   

           

            

            

        

       

       

      

      

      

        

       

     

     

     

     

      

        

       

 

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