Choosing a Career in Academic Medicine

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A career in academic medicine involves demonstrating scholarship, gaining knowledge, and providing education. Although the road may be long and difficult, at times sacrificing other nonacademic interests, in the end, the benefits and impact of climbing the academic ladder, from Clinical Instructor to Professor, are numerous. While there may be nuances in the promotion and tenure process among academic institutions, criteria for promotion often involves achieving professional excellence in a combination of the following four mission areas: (1) teaching and learning, (2) research and creative accomplishments, (3) patient care activities, and (4) service and the scholarship of service to the university, society, and the profession. Lastly, I will discuss pearls for a successful academic career.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Pediatrician's Path
Subtitle of host publicationWhat to Expect After a Pediatrics Residency
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030753702
ISBN (Print)9783030753696
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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