06 Dec 2016

How Did You Get That Job? Q&A with Faculty Recruiter Dr. Patrick Smith

The knowledge, skills, and experience gained through your psychology education and training can successfully transfer to a variety of jobs that you may never have previously considered. As chief of faculty affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Patrick Smith uses his psychology expertise to find the best employees and to keep them happy and engaged. In this webinar, Dr. Smith shares his experience about his career path and how to apply a psychology background to this field of work .

Dr. Patrick Smith

Speaker: Dr. Patrick Smith is the Chief Faculty Affairs Officer for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He also serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Within these roles, he oversees academic leadership recruitment, contributes to leadership development, provides faculty consultation services, and manages principles of academic life (viz., appointment, promotions, tenure, and faculty development). Dr. Smith was featured in the November issue of the Monitor on Psychology’s popular column How Did You Get That Job?


Dr. Garth Fowler
Dr. Garth Fowler

Host: Dr. Garth A. Fowler is an Associate Executive Director for Education, and the Director of the Office for Graduate and Postgraduate Education and Training at APA. He leads the Directorate’s efforts to develop resources, guidelines, and policies that promote and enhance disciplinary education and training in psychology at the graduate and postdoctoral level.


This webinar series is based on, and borrows its name, How Did You Get That Job?, from the popular column in APA’s monthly member-magazine, The Monitor on Psychology.  You can read Dr. Smith's interview from the November 2016 issue here. The magazine is a benefit of membership with APA.

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  1. Great interview. Short, direct, and very informative. Thank you for recording the webinar and to both of you for an excellent program.

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