The annual career conference is an opportunity for all benefits-eligible faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to meet once a year with his or her leader to discuss that faculty member's career development.

In 2006, Peter Slavin, MD, MGH president, and David Torchiana, MD, former MGPO chairman and chief executive officer, asked the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) to lead an initiative to implement the ACC process for all benefits-eligible faculty. Click here for copy of their message to faculty.

Preparation is the key to a successful meeting.

Before the meeting, the leader should:

  • Recognize his or her role in helping faculty advance
  • Consider the department's overall goals and determine how the faculty member fits with these goals
  • Define expectations of the faculty member
  • Be familiar with HMS promotion criteria and where each faculty member sits
  • Promote resources available to faculty
  • Tips on having an effective ACC

Before the meeting, the faculty member should:

      • Be prepared to discuss accomplishments
      • Update his or her CV.
      • Think about developing mentoring relationships
      • Clarify your contributions and the leader's expectations.
      • Develop an action plan that improves productivity.
      • Discuss how your skills align with your department's mission, as you become a more experienced researcher, clinical or teacher.
      • Quick tips to prepare for your ACC.

New! Online ACC System 

The MGH Center for Faculty Development is pleased to announce a new electronic Annual Career Conferences (ACC) system. This system was developed by representatives from each department, Clearpath Solutions, and the Center for Faculty Development in an effort to reduce administrative burden and collect actionable data. The information collected will be used to better develop resources and programs for professional development.

Frequently asked questions 

Are there instructions for how to use the new system? 

Click below for tutorials on how to use the online ACC Platform.

Why is my MGB username not working to log on to the system? 

We're setting up faculty on the system department by department based on their ACC timeframe each year, so your department's user profiles have likely not been set up yet.

You will receive an email with the link to your department's form as soon as it's ready and you'll have access to the system with your MGB username at that point. If you believe your department has already been set up but you're still not able to log on, please email for assistance.