Academic Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians by Robert B. Taylor MD (auth.)

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Robert B. Taylor, MD, has edited this booklet that introduces physicians and clinicians to an educational occupation within the wellbeing and fitness professions. Written from the clinician’s perspective, it publications readers who're contemplating or who've lately embarked upon the sort of profession in the course of the necessities. Taylor’s method is useful and good rounded. He integrates evidence-based details from the clinical literature with anecdotes from participants famous for his or her good fortune in a spectrum of disciplines at most sensible educational scientific facilities. Taylor addresses the profession decision-making procedure, task searching, and lifestyles in academia. He additionally specializes in talents for success—from instructing to provide writing. suggestion on scientific perform, occupation administration, and the work/life stability is considerable. The booklet dispels universal myths and descriptions mistakes to prevent. modifications in expectancies and tradition between instructing hospitals, clinical faculties, and educational clinical facilities are thought of all through. assets for additional info are supplied as well.

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Perspect Biol Med 1999; 42:280–287. 2 About an Academic Career Welcome to Chapter 2. In the first chapter, I discussed the process of deciding on an academic career. You will make the best decision only if you know as much as possible about the job you will be doing and the setting in which you will be working. This chapter tells about faculty positions, and Chapter 3 describes the setting—the academic medical center (AMC). In this chapter, I will present two types of data. ” The other type of data is more objective—explanations of academic job descriptions, faculty tracks and ranks, salary compensation, and gender and ethnic/racial issues in academic careers.

Your true tenure is your clinical skills. If all fails in your academic career tomorrow, you should be able to open a practice in the community and earn a living. Clinicians, this—not a tenure award—is your job security. Other Faculty Track Variations As mentioned above, you will hear about tenure versus the nontenure tracks, the latter sometimes called fixed-term or contract-term appointments. To use my institution as an example, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has no formal clinical track.

Levinson W, Rubenstein. Mission critical—integrating clinician-educators into academic medical centers. N Engl J Med 1999;341:840–843. Jones RF, Gold JS. Faculty appointment and tenure policies in medical schools. Acad Med 1998;73:212–219. Levinson W, Rubenstein. Integrating clinician-educators into academic medical centers: challenges and potential solutions. Acad Med 2000;75:906–912. Taylor AD. How to choose a medical specialty, 4th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2003. Abdo W, Broxterman MP. Why physicians change jobs: survey shows salary tops the list.

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