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Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management
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Successful Strategies for the Physician-Scientist: Time Management

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Panel Discussion: Successful Strategies for the Physician Scientist

Presentation: Time Management

Speaker: Martin Blaser, M.D., Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine, Chair of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine

View online, with audio, at http://community.sciencecareers.org/ctscinet/groups/sessions/2010/12/time-management.php

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  • 1. Time Management (in 17 slides) Martin J Blaser, MD Departments of Medicine and Microbiology New York University Langone Medical CenterMartin.Blaser@nyumc.org 1
  • 2. Outline•General principles•People•Learning•Strategies•Conclusions
  • 3. Time-management skills •Be aware •Make written lists •Identify rate-limiting steps •Keep well ahead of deadlines •Last minute work = triple work
  • 4. Meetings•Are often a huge waste of time = avoid•One-on-one meetings preferable (can be short) •Content: progress, problems, plans•Meetings you run: make them count
  • 5. Characteristics of a good meeting •Have a stated purpose •Have a written agenda •Involve all those attending •Are not hijacked by anyone •Lead to action steps •End on time (or early)
  • 6. People•Nearly all successful physicians manage other people•Three rules: identify, recruit, help•Delegate as much as possible•Three rules: autonomy, set standards, support them
  • 7. Delegation•Identify a person to do a task•Provide guidelines, structure•Give them autonomy•Provide support, feedback•Require accountability•Repeat times X•Delegate every task you can
  • 8. Mentoring•Mentoring works: Mentee, Mentor, Committee•Most important failure – no meetings•Have a structured agenda•Minutes should be taken, with follow-up
  • 9. Learning•Keep learning: be active•Teach•Focus•Be an informal mentor•Be a formal mentor
  • 10. Teaching•Keep teaching•Give back + best education (+ enjoyable)•Be Socratic, why?
  • 11. Socratic Method•Makes people think•They have new ideas•Sometimes theirs are better than yours•Make this part of your style
  • 12. Distribution of tasksMaintenance Creative Educational Creative Maintenance Educational
  • 13. Organizational strategyTraining Self Group Self Training Group
  • 14. Other tips•There is no script•Chance plays a major role (but favors the prepared mind)•Run with your winners, cut your losses•Try to double-dip (2:1 time:clinical = research)
  • 15. Rules for success in science•Ask the right question. Claude Bernard•Select the right mentor. Hans Krebs•Be passionate about solving Peter Medawar a problem•Take risks. Richard Feynman•Avoid boring people. James WatsonSource: JL Goldstein. Nat Med 2010;16:iii(Introduction to the 2010 Lasker Awards)
  • 16. “Mathematical beauty…combines the qualities of significance, generality, and unexpectedness.” GH Hardy “A Mathematical Apology” 1940Cited by JL Goldstein, etc.
  • 17. Questions? Martin J Blaser, MD Departments of Medicine and Microbiology New York University Langone Medical CenterMartin.Blaser@nyumc.org 17

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