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#MillerTwitterTakeover What are your 3 main pieces of advice for early faculty years (first 1-2 years)? What are some of the DOs and DONTs you swear by? #ECR
1) Find out your uni's expectations annual & promotion-grants, papers, teaching, independence from prev. mentors. WCM 1/n
Independence from previous mentors can be tricky, esp for those that work with big cohort data, like ARIC. So, being clear what is expected is key. It's a must to know how papers are valued: #, quality, impact factor, citations. Also, for grants, will a K be valued? 2/n
2) Find a mentor TEAM. One person will not be enough. You want substantive & professional development mentors. You may want people that look like you & that's a good thing, but sometimes for people of color, those folks aren't in your field. Meet with them & listen to them. 3/n
3) Talk to your peers, esp. those that near promotion or just promoted. They have just been through what you're starting. Have lunch dates with them. Ask about their experiences. See if they have pearls. I was told to have an "easy" paper in the pile & document teaching now! 4/n
4) Decide-early-if you need a research team/study coordinator/programmer, etc. Begin planning grant support for your team as soon as you can. But if that is too steep a cost (likely), try to plug in with a good existing team (your mentor's) for support. Don'ts come next. 5/n
1) Don't say "yes" to everything. Learn to say "no". Remarkably, you will be respected if you say "no" appropriately.
2) Don't burn yourself out. Take time for yourself.
3) Don't take on too many students. You need time for you, first, so limit # of PhD or MPH 6/n
4) Don't worry what other faculty think of you. Remember that you can't read their minds. If you do what you're supposed to do, they will appreciate you.

Ok, so that was four of each. 7/7 #MillerTwitterTakeover
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