Task Force & Survey Report

In July 2007 Dean Philip Pizzo announced the establishment of a Senior Faculty Transitions Task Force, whose charge was to develop policies, procedures and resources through which advice and guidance can be provided to senior faculty about career and life planning. The Dean recognized that, while there is broad consensus about the importance of mentoring and counseling at the early stages of one's career in medicine and science, mentoring and career guidance is helpful -- and indeed important -- throughout one's career. But there is little if any attention paid to guidance or mentoring that may take place at the later stages of one's career. Given the fact that many scientists and physicians are living longer -- and working longer -- the lack of such guidance is a problem -- or at least a challenge.  

The Task Force presented its findings and recommendations in August 2008. For further information see:

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