Career Development

New Faculty Development Program 

The New Faculty Development Program group meets monthly in a small group setting to discuss various academic, clinical and administrative topics. The goal of this curriculum is to continue to provide the necessary resources to build successful, enjoyable and highly productive careers in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM). Each new faculty member is also partnered with another new faculty member with whom they can share experiences, questions, resources and concerns.

Examples of meeting topics include:

  • Engagement in the Harvard Medical School (HMS) promotions system
  • Instructions on teaching residents and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)
  • Tips on taking first call and working at off-site locations 
  • Training on dealing with difficult conversations and difficult outcomes

Faculty Development Program Mission and Vision

Anesthesia faculty members in the operating room


To recruit, retain and develop the highest quality faculty members and help each other grow personally and professionally.


To be a department in which every member feels highly invested in their career, and can bring their best to their role within the department, institution and larger community.

Faculty Workshops

During a portion of the allotted education time on Thursday mornings, usually from 8 am – 9 am, the DACCPM holds faculty workshops. The sessions are targeted towards engaging faculty anesthesiologists and CRNAs. A curriculum has been created covering clinical, research, academic and teaching topics. Core clinical skills for all faculty members have been identified, and corresponding hands-on and didactic sessions were created.

Examples of past sessions include:

  • Getting started in academic writing
  • Learning with hands-on, clinical skill-building sessions on various topics (REFRESH Sessions)
  • Speaking up in the operating room
  • Using statistics and study design tips

Annual Career Conferences

Every faculty member has an annual career conference with either their division chief or Principal Investigator. These career conferences provide an opportunity to focus on and track career development. During these conferences, faculty members can be expected to discuss their academic goals (prior year and ongoing), clinical work, teaching scores, quality and safety metrics and other areas of professional development.

Faculty Development Leadership Team

Harvard Medical School Promotion

Every faculty member should have the opportunity to be recognized for their academic achievements. We have a dedicated administrative team to help determine promotion-readiness and provide support throughout every step of the process. Faculty members are encouraged to engage with the promotions infrastructure at any time. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information on this program, please contact Allison Doney, Administrative Manager.

Career Opportunities

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine has many career opportunities. Academic credentials should be of sufficient strength to warrant an appointment as an instructor, assistant or an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Ideal candidates should have experience providing anesthesia in an academic medical center. Interested candidates must be board certified or board eligible and qualify for a license to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a letter of application and current CV via email to Christine Kennedy at

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