Career development needs of vice chairs for education in departments of surgery

Hilary Sanfey, Margaret Boehler, Debra Darosa, Gary Dunnington

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Aim: To identify the career development needs Vice Chair for Education in Surgery Departments (VCESDs). Methods: In all, 33 VCESDs were invited to complete an online survey to identify the scope of duties, scholarly activity, job satisfaction, and career development needs. Results: A total of 29/33 (88%) VCESDs responded. Time constraints were the most frequent impediment for MDs vs. PhDs (p <0.05). Dominant faculty development needs were conducting educational research (2.0 ± 0.78 for MDs, 1.33 ± 0.76 for PhDs), developing resident selection systems (1.68 ± 0.73), and mentorship programs (1.95 ± 0.77) for MDs, and developing teach the teacher programs (1 ± 0), and program performance evaluation systems (1.33 ± 0.76) for PhDs. The skills deemed to be of greatest importance were ability to communicate effectively (1.27 ± 0.55), resolve personnel conflicts (1.32 ± 0.57), and introduce change (1.41 ± 0.59). PhDs revealed a greater need to learn strategies for dealing with disruptive faculty (1.0 ± 0 vs 2.15 ± 0.87). Conclusions: This information will inform the future career development of VCESDs and will assist Department Chairs who wish to recruit and retain VCESDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Education
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Program Evaluation
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Keywords

  • leadership
  • Vice Chair for Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Education

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Career development needs of vice chairs for education in departments of surgery. / Sanfey, Hilary; Boehler, Margaret; Darosa, Debra; Dunnington, Gary.

In: Journal of Surgical Education, Vol. 69, No. 2, 03.2012, p. 156-161.

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Sanfey, Hilary ; Boehler, Margaret ; Darosa, Debra ; Dunnington, Gary. / Career development needs of vice chairs for education in departments of surgery. In: Journal of Surgical Education. 2012 ; Vol. 69, No. 2. pp. 156-161.
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