Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 136–140

Succeeding as a Clinician Educator: Useful Tips and Resources

  • Analia Castiglioni
  • Eva Aagaard
  • Abby Spencer
  • Laura Nicholson
  • Reena Karani
  • Carol K. Bates
  • Lisa L. Willett
  • Shobhina G. Chheda
Perspectives

DOI: 10.1007/s11606-012-2156-8

Cite this article as:
Castiglioni, A., Aagaard, E., Spencer, A. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (2013) 28: 136. doi:10.1007/s11606-012-2156-8

Abstract

Clinician Educators (CEs) play an essential role in the education and patient care missions of academic medical centers. Despite their crucial role, academic advancement is slower for CEs than for other faculty. Increased clinical productivity demands and financial stressors at academic medical centers add to the existing challenges faced by CEs. This perspective seeks to provide a framework for junior CEs to consider with the goal of maximizing their chance of academic success. We discuss six action areas that we consider central to flourishing at academic medical centers: 1. Clarify what success means and define goals; 2. Seek mentorship and be a responsible mentee; 3. Develop a niche and engage in relevant professional development; 4. Network; 5. Transform educational activities into scholarship; and 6. Seek funding and other resources.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Analia Castiglioni
    • 1
  • Eva Aagaard
    • 2
  • Abby Spencer
    • 3
  • Laura Nicholson
    • 4
    • 5
  • Reena Karani
    • 6
  • Carol K. Bates
    • 7
  • Lisa L. Willett
    • 8
  • Shobhina G. Chheda
    • 9
  1. 1.Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham VA Medical CenterBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  3. 3.Division of General Internal MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  4. 4.Scripps Clinic and Green HospitalLa JollaUSA
  5. 5.University of California-San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  6. 6.Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  7. 7.Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  8. 8.Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Alabama at BirminghamSchool of MedicineBirminghamUSA
  9. 9.Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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