A Guide for Increasing Scholarship for Medical Educators

  • Donna M. WindishEmail author
  • Shobhina G. Chheda
  • Steven A. Haist
  • Eva M. Aagaard


Disseminating scholarly work as a clinician educator is critical to furthering new knowledge in medical education, creating an evidence base for new practices, and increasing the likelihood of promotion. Knowing how to initiate scholarship and develop habits to support it, however, may not be clear. This perspective is designed to help readers choose and narrow their focus of scholarly interest, garner mentors, find potential project funding, and identify outside support through involvement with national organizations, collaborators, and faculty development programs. By incorporating these suggestions into their daily work, educators can find ways to connect their clinical and educational interests and make their daily work count toward scholarship.


medical education scholarship faculty development 


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The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna M. Windish
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Shobhina G. Chheda
    • 3
  • Steven A. Haist
    • 4
  • Eva M. Aagaard
    • 5
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Yale Primary Care Residency ProgramNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  4. 4.University of Kentucky College of MedicineLexingtonUSA
  5. 5.Washington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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