Stanford KL2 Mentored Career Development Program Hosts Visiting CTSA Scholars
Stanford Scholars Serve as Visiting Scholars at Harvard, John Hopkins, and University of Michigan
For the second year, Stanford’s KL2 Mentored Career Development Program is participating in the virtual CTSA Visiting Scholars Program. The goals of this program are to:
- Offer Scholars the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor at a CTSA Consortium institution to facilitate connections with faculty outside their home institutions, and
- Foster an exchange of ideas and collaboration among different CTSA hubs.
“What sets the Stanford KL2 program apart in this exchange program is faculty engagement and ongoing mentorship for the visiting scholars.”
This academic year, Stanford’s Scholars are serving as visiting professors at four CTSA partner institutions: Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, and the Medical University of South Carolina. The program includes virtual meetings between Stanford’s Scholars and faculty at the host institution. Program participants also give a virtual Grand Rounds lecture, open to the entire CTSA Consortium and promoted internally through departments and nationally through the Center for Leading Innovation & Collaboration (CLIC) website.
At the same time, Stanford will host three visiting scholars from other CTSA National Consortium institutions: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of Chicago, and University of Kansas.
What sets the Stanford KL2 program apart in this exchange program is faculty engagement and ongoing mentorship for the visiting scholars. Rather than one-time meetings, Stanford faculty mentor visiting scholars for three months, exchanging ideas and forming collaborations. In addition, visiting scholars are paired with a Stanford KL2 Scholar, who provides 1:1 peer mentorship, and they are invited to participate in Stanford’s KL2 education program, which provides career development training. The program also provides an opportunity for visiting scholars to present their work-in-progress to their peers and obtain feedback before the more formal grand rounds lecture.
The KL2 Visiting Scholar Program begins during the Autumn 2021 quarter and runs through Spring 2022 quarter.