February 23-25, 2018




Location: Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (Host Institution), 11200 SW 8th Street, AHC2, Miami, Florida

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center, 711 N.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33126 – 305-261-3800. Group Name: FIU College of Medicine, Group Code: GUI, $179 per night (Approximately $202 with tax). Can request king or double beds.  They can only offer it for the nights of the 24th, 25th or after. Free transportation from airport to hotel.  Uber from hotel to school approximately $10-$14.  Hotel reservations can be made via phone number or the following link http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MIAMADT-GUI-20180223/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Pullman Miami Airport Hotel. Say “FIU corporate rate” to be afforded the special rate of $175 + tax Phone number 305 – 264 – 4888

Additional Information – Pre-Faculty-Conference-Hotel-and-Travel-Information Feb 23-25

For cab service you should be dropped off at Location: AHC2 170 (University Drive and SW 11th St.) and AHC4 101 (109th Ave. and SW 10th St)


Pre-Faculty Conference_Agenda_Rev4

Pre-Faculty Plenary Speakers

This conference is the first forum to bring together trainees, faculty, and senior leaders to share and discuss activities and best practices to better prepare trainees (e.g. college, graduate, post-doctoral) to consider, pursue and ultimately succeed as future educators, researchers, and clinical faculty at our institutions.  This conference is designed for health professionals (M.D., D.O., P.A.-C., R.N., N.P., D.M.D., social workers, psychologists, etc.), educators, researchers and trainees (pre-health professions, professional schools, and graduate).  The conference will host plenaries, workshops, and a poster fair and competition.  Important activities and deadlines to note include:

  1. Workshop and poster abstract submission (second round) are extended to January 15, 2018 at https://bngap.org/national-conference/abstract-submission/ The program committee is most interested in proposals detailing: 1) innovative research describing trends of trainees’ exploration and consideration of academic careers, 2) best practices in heightening trainees’ awareness of, interest in and preparedness for academic careers, and 3) institutional efforts to build the upstream pipeline of diverse trainees considering academic careers.
  2. Please encourage your community members to register for the conference at https://bngap.org/national-conference/registration/. The 3-day Conference offers 30+ plenaries, workshops and consultation sessions led by regional and national experts of ‘Pre-Faculty Development’. Early registration ends December 15, 2017.

Refund Policy:

Before February 1 full refund possible.  Between February 1 – February 10, 50% refund on registration.  After February 10 no refund for registration.

Read the Research Articles in Support of the Conference:

Zhang L, Lee E, Kenworthy C, Chiang S, Holaday L, Spencer D, Poll-Hunter, N, and Sánchez JP. Southeast and East Asian Medical Students’ Perceptions of Careers in Academic Medicine. Journal of Career Development – Accepted for publication.

Sánchez JP, Sánchez NF, Soto-Greene M, Alexander A, Holaday L, Spencer D, Poll N. Attracting Diverse Talent to Academia: Perspectives of Medical Students and Residents. Journal of Career Development. May 2017, pages 1-18.

Sánchez JP, Poll-Hunter N, Stern N, Garcia AN, Brewster C. Balancing Two Cultures: American Indian/Alaska Native Medical Students’ Perceptions of Academic Medicine Careers Journal of Community Health Feb 2016.

Rey R, Behar-Horenstein L, Feng X, Sánchez JP, Garvan C. Factors influencing students’ likelihood of pursuing academic dental careers and comparison by under-represented minority status and gender. IOSR Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 89-99, 2015.

Sánchez N, Rankin S, Callahan E, Ng H, Holaday L, McIntosh K, Poll-Hunter N, Sánchez JP. LGBT Health Professionals Perspectives on Academic Careers – Facilitators and Challenges. LGBT Health December 2015, 2(4); 346-56.

Yehia B, Cronholm P, Wilson N, Palmer S, Sisson S, Cuilliames, C, Poll-Hunter N, Sánchez, JP. Mentorship and Pursuit of Academic Medicine Careers: A Mixed Methods Study of Residents from Diverse Backgrounds. BioMed Central Medical Education. Feb 9 2014, 14:26.

Sánchez JP, Peters L, Lee-Rey E, Strelnick H, Garrison G, Zhang K, Spencer D, Ortega, G, Yehia B, Berlin A, Castillo-Page L. Racial and Ethnic Minority Medical Students’ Perceptions of Academic Medicine Careers. Academic Medicine, July 2013. Sep;88(9):1299-307

Sánchez JP, Castillo-Page L, Spencer D, Yehia B, Peters L, Kaye-Freeman B, Lee-Rey E. Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Initiative: Why, Who, How and “What Are We Missing?” Academic Medicine. August 2011. Aug;86(8):928-31.