One of the benefits of applying to clinical and counseling psychology programs is that
you earn the right to commiserate about it afterwards. It was a night of anecdotes and
complaints (while doing laundry) that led us to review our travails and compare
notes on the difficulties we each experienced during the admission process. We emerged
from three diverse backgrounds: one of us (T.J.M.) graduated from a large state university,
took time off, and then entered a doctoral program; one of us (M.A.S.
Dedication to resident education: Programs must demonstrate that the faculty are not only
qualified in terms of credentials and experience, but are also active participants in teaching and
mentoring residents. There should be sufficient depth and breadth within the faculty roster to
ensure that the curriculum can be implemented as planned.
The OFD in collaboration with our Advisory Committee and Department/Division Chiefs created the framework
for the “Community of Mentors” at Boston Children’s. The effort begins with an appointed mentor at the division or department level, and guides mentees to create their own mentor team with the support and advice of their own division or department senior faculty. The OFD helps faculty assess their needs and facilitate
This book is the result of my PhD studies at the Helsinki University of
Technology. I started working towards a doctoral degree right after
graduation from the University of Helsinki in 1999. I was supposed to
write a thesis in law. Now I need to apologize my then-supervisors profes-
sor Niklas Bruun and docent Pekka Timonen not to complete the thesis at
the law faculty in four years as was once planned. What happened was
that I met my future academic mentor, professor Jukka Kemppinen, who
had just started his professorship at the Helsinki University of Technology.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Boston Children’s Hospital. We are proud that our hospital has been a leader in child health for more than 130 years. As the primary teaching hospital of HMS, we value our clinical, research, education, and community service missions.
Today, we celebrate your presence as our next generation of clinicians, scientists, educators, and program directors. To assist you in maximizing your potential, the Office of Faculty Development has developed the Community of Mentors Program and has distributed our guidelines to you.
Perspectives: Quarterly newsletter for faculty
OFD introduces new programming, initiatives, and items of interest to faculty through our newsletter. We also report on events at Boston Children’s and HMS. Perspectives includes articles on workshops, mentoring, medical education, and leadership development. “Time Out” highlights activities for your time away from the hospital. Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH, in her column “Boston Bites,” reviews metro area restaurants. Jill Dobriner’s “Leisurely Learning” suggests excursions to local cultural and
Each year several foundations invite HMS junior faculty members and postdocs to apply for their fellowships and grants, which serve as critical funding at the early stages of a research career. Interested investigators must first apply for the Harvard nomination through the HMS Foundation Funds (formerly “Red Book”), and a committee will select the final candidates to submit applications to the foundations.