A survival guide for generalist physicians in academic fellowships
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- Saha, S., Saint, S., Christakis, D.A. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (1999) 14: 750. doi:10.1046/j.1525-1497.1999.12148.x
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Successful transition from general medicine fellowship to junior faculty requires careful, strategic planning. Fellows should present their work at meetings and write manuscripts as early as possible, in order to demonstrate productivity. Mentors should help fellows decide whether or not to apply for grants during the training period. Finally, although securing a junior faculty position is an exciting process, it is also time-consuming; fellows should begin thinking about what type of job they want and searching for that job early during the final year of their program. We hope that a better understanding of these issues will aid fellows as they pursue their goals in academic general medicine.