ABCC Program for ED Faculty

A New Model for Career Development

Through a 2012 Award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE), Stanford undertook an investigation of faculty work-life flexibility through the Academic Biomedical Career Customization (ABCC) project.

ABCC encompasses tools and resources to advance faculty career paths. ABCC represents a new “lattice” model of career development to achieve career-life fit at different time points in faculty members’ careers. Changing workforce demographics and family structures have led many institutions to step away from a one-size-fits-all model for career development and advancement.  This lattice model comes in contrast to the traditional "ladder" model of career development, and has emerged among organizations across different sectors. Get started with Career Customization by completing a Self-Reflection Guide and using the ABCC Career Planning Tool.

Leveraging Stanford's Flexibility Policies

Stanford Medicine is committed to providing faculty with the flexibility they need to succeed at work and at home. Stanford’s progressive work-life policies, overseen by the WorkLife Office, encompass every stage of life to help faculty meet the many demands of work and home. 

Time in the bank: A Stanford plan to save doctors from burnout

PALO ALTO, Calif. — It was just before noon on a recent Friday when Greg Gilbert, an emergency room physician at Stanford Hospital, made it home from another of what would be six overnight shifts in a row. Bleary-eyed and hungry, the divorced single dad was thinking about how to squeeze in a nap before it was time to pick up his three kids from his ex later that afternoon.

He spied a cardboard box from Blue Apron, which delivers all the makings of a home-cooked meal, and a black bag from the Munchery, with gourmet ready-made meals, waiting for him on his front porch and cracked a weary smile. They meant he’d have grilled flat iron steak salad for lunch, instead of his usual fast-food burger. And for dinner, he wouldn’t have to think of what to make or go to the grocery store but could just cook what was in the box and have time to play with the kids.

All of it is courtesy of the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine.