Professors Jeffrey Baker, Tanya Asim Cooper, and Brittany Stringfellow Otey Serve as Facilitators for Clinician Crews
Clinical Professors Jeffrey Baker, Brittany Stringfellow Otey, and Tanya Asim Cooper served as facilitators this past semester for Clinician Crews: Facilitated Peer Groups for Extraordinary Times. Sponsored by the AALS, each Clinician Crew includes four or five clinicians with common mentorship and support interests, and two experienced clinicians who will convene and co-facilitate Crew sessions. Crews commit to meeting three times each semester for discussion and shared guidance on select topics related to the group's interests.
Clinician Crews serve the following goals:
- Ensure that new clinicians seeking mentorship are connected to a network outside their institution that provides support related to the new clinician experience, navigating the arc of career, and adapting to evolving teaching and practice needs;
- Provide opportunities for all clinicians to meet and connect with a cohort during a time when opportunities to attend in-person conferences and other networking events are relatively limited; and
- Create a space for ongoing connection within the clinician community and the sharing of experience and expertise.
These groups are intended to be small enough to provide tailored advice and focused conversation, while also providing the opportunity for networking and community-building.
Professor Jeffrey Baker has 15 years of clinical teaching experience, Brittany Stringfellow Otey has 18 years of clinical teaching experience, and Tanya Asim Cooper has 13 years of clinical teaching experience.