Developing a Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program: Lessons Learned
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Over the past 25 years, the roles of physicians as clinicians, educators, and administrators in academic medicine have received increasing attention [1, 2]. Awareness of the complex nature of this career path has also been heightened . A review of the literature revealed several types of programs intended to help Clinician Educator (CE) faculty with career development and advancement. The first type of program, available through universities or professional organizations, is open to applicants from a variety of disciplines . The second type of program, developed at several academic medical centers, focuses on comprehensive development of physician faculty members across medical school departments . These types of programs typically provide a certificate or advanced degree in medical education. They also require significant financial and time commitments from departments and participants, including protected time from clinical work. A third type of program emphasizes peer...
KeywordsFaculty Member Task Force Career Development Clinician Educator Department Chair
Dr. Tew and Dr. Fertig are the Director and Associate Director of the Clinician Educator Faculty Development Program, respectively, for which they receive an annual stipend.
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