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School of Medicine

GME Trainee Professional Development Series


The Professional Development Series is a collaborative program between Baylor College of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education Resident Council, Office of Academic Integration, and CommonSpirit Health designed to prepare residents and fellows for the transition from training to practice.

Presentations will be held approximately twice a month. Topics will include Physician Employment Agreements, Financial Planning, Recruitment/Interviewing strategies and more.

Learner Information Form

The purpose of this form is to learn more about our Baylor learners and the career paths they are interested in exploring. The information will be used to connect you with recruiters in our vast affiliate network which includes CommonSpirit Health and St. Luke's Health. 

For more information reach out to Jose.Negrete@bcm.edu.

Tentative Schedule below with more dates and topics to come this Academic Year!


Sessions 2022-2023

DateTimeSpeaker(s)Topic/Presentation Link
Oct. 5, 2022 John A. Flynn, M.D., MBA, MEdVideo: Career Paths: The Road Taken
Oct. 12, 2022 Lilly Santiago
Janet Yancey
Nick Racine
Video: Physician Hiring/Interviewing/Recruiting
Nov. 9, 2022 Biykem Bozkurt, M.D,. Ph.D.Video: Is Academic Medicine the Right Path for Your Career Development?
Nov. 16, 20226 p.m.Nancy Poblenz, DDS, J.D.

Video: Physician Employment Agreements / Negotiations

Presentations: Understanding Physician Contracts, Every Word is Important Part 1, Part 2

Dec. 7, 20226 p.m.Noah LaBauveVideo: Risk Management/Personal Insurance Management
Jan. 11, 20236 p.m.Grant Coffman, MBAVideo: Introduction to Physician Compensation
Jan. 25, 20236 p.m.Sylvan SchwartzVideo: Student Debt Planning
Feb. 15, 20236 p.m.Erin Cannon, Ph.D.Revenue Cycle: Understanding Billing, Collections, and Insurance
Feb. 22, 20236 p.m.Taylor KovarVideo: Physician Financial Planning
Oct. 11, 20236 p.m.Rachel Field (GME Recruiter, CommonSpirit Health)

Part 1: "Career Planning Timeline: What to do when in your final year of training to get a job."

  • Building a professional network and leveraging those connections for career opportunities
  • CV prep, what employers are looking for, and the modern-day "cover letter" 
  • Job search strategies, how to best work with recruiters and make initial contact with employers
Oct. 18, 20236 p.m.Rachel Field (GME Recruiter, CommonSpirit Health)

Part 2: "Career Planning Timeline: What to do when in your final year of training to get a job."

Nov. 8, 20236 p.m.Nancy Poblenz, DDS, J.D.

Negotiating Your First Job Offer and Understanding Physician Employment Agreements

Dec. 6, 20236 p.m.TBDTBD
Jan. 10, 20246 p.m.Business of Financial Wellness (Sylvan Schwartz and Ryan Peel)Taxation Essentials for Medical Trainees
Jan. 24, 20246 p.m.Grant Coffman, MBAHow are Physicians Paid?
Feb. 7, 20246 p.m.Taylor Kovar, Certified Financial PlannerPhysician Financial Planning
Feb. 21, 20246 p.m.

Moderated by

Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam


  • Peter Bigler, M.D., MS
  • Farrah Kheradmand, M.D., MS
  • Fidaa Shaib, M.D.
  • Neil Parikh, M.D., MBA
Re-Defining Success in Medicine: A Panel on Career Diversity for Physicians

Past Sessions and Recordings 2022

DateTimeTopic/Presentation Link
Jan. 5, 20225:30 p.m.Disability Insurance
Jan. 19, 20225:30 p.m.Introduction to Physician Compensation
Feb. 2, 20225:30 p.m.Student Debt Planning



Past Sessions and Recordings 2021

DateTimeTopic/Presentation Link
Feb. 10, 20215:30 p.m.Physician Hiring/Interviewing
March 3, 20215:30 p.m.Physician Employment Agreements
March 24, 20215:30 p.m.Workplace Culture in Group Practice
April 7, 20215:30 p.m.Introduction to Physician Compensation
April 21, 20215:30 p.m.Revenue Cycle 101
May 5, 20215:30 p.m.Financial Planning
May 19, 20215:30 p.m.Business of Medicine
May 24, 20215:30 p.m.Disability Insurance
Dec. 1, 20215:30 p.m.Physician Hiring/Interviewing
Dec, 15, 20215:30 p.m.Physician Employment Agreements