Resources, Advice, Insight, Support and Empowerment (RAISE) for Early-Career Women Faculty ECHO
Women in academic medicine face myriad challenges
While the representation of women in academic medicine is growing, women faculty early in their careers face unique barriers to success. Inadequate mentorship, discrimination, and imbalanced work-life responsibilities contribute to career dissatisfaction, burnout, and ultimately under-representation of women in senior faculty and leadership roles.
To address these challenges, we launched the RAISE ECHO to connect early-career women faculty with academic leaders and career development experts who will share practical guidance and support, covering topics relevant to professional growth. ECHO offers an interactive model for sharing knowledge, skills, and resources women need to thrive and lead in academia. Each month, we will offer a brief didactic from content experts, a short case presentation illustrating a challenge faced by early-career women faculty, and an interactive discussion with panelists and participants.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification II (MOC II) credit available at no cost to participants.
Session 1: November 18, 2020
Session summary: In this inaugural session of the RAISE ECHO, facilitators Waridibo Allison MD, PhD and Emily Vail, MD led a lively discussion with senior-faculty panelists on strategies for proactively seeking out mentors, managing expectations, and finding a community of peers for support. Panelists included:
Session 2: December 16, 2020
Session summary: The second session of the RAISE ECHO was facilitated by Drs. Allison and Garcini who led a discussion on burnout mitigation.
- Didactic presenter: Denna Wheeler, PhD
- Facilitators: Waridibo Allison, M.D., Ph.D. and Luz Garcini, Ph.D., M.P.H
- Panelists: Joel Tsevat, MD and Janet Williams, MD
Session 3: January 20, 2021
Session summary: The third session of the RAISE ECHO was facilitated by Drs. Ogbeide and Kanzler, who led a discussion on finding representative mentors and disclosing health information that may jeopardize professional opportunities.
- Didactic presenter: Lisa K. Kearney, PhD, ABBP
- Facilitators: Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, MS, ABBP and Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD, ABPP
- Panelists: Deborah L. Conway, MD and Frank deGruy III, MD, MSFM
Session 4: February 24, 2021
Session summary: The fourth session of the RAISE ECHO was facilitated by Drs. Garcini and Vail, who led a discussion on Making Academic Writing a Habit.
- Didactic presenter: Grace Huang, MD
- Facilitators: Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH and Emily Vail, MD, MSc
- Panelists: Erin Finley, PhD, MPH and Theodore (Jack) Iwashyna, MD, PhD
Session 5: March 17, 2021
Session summary: The fifth session of the RAISE ECHO featured didactics on intentional leadership, with a case discussion facilitated by Drs. Ogbeide and Allison.
- Didactic presenter: Susan McDaniel, PhD, ABPP
- Facilitators: Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD and Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, MS, ABPP
- Panelists: Maya Hastie, MD, EdD and Lesley Manson, PsyD