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Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 370–372 | Cite as

Rewards and incentives for nonsalaried clinical faculty who teach medical students

  • Ashir Kumar
  • Dave Loomba
  • Rohit Y. Rahangdale
  • David J. Kallen
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Abstract

We surveyed the clerkship administrators of pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine at U.S. medical schools, and of pediatrics at Canadian medical schools to determine what rewards and incentives are being offered to nonsalaried faculty for office-based teaching. Monetary payment was offered by 13% to 22% of the programs. Nonmonetary rewards like educational opportunities were offered by 70% to 89%; academic appointments by 90% to 95%; special recognition events by 62% to 79%; and appreciation letters by 74% to 84% of programs. Only 3 of 338 responders offered no rewards or incentives.

Key words

medical education clerkship teaching medical faculty teaching cost unreimbursed teaching 

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashir Kumar
    • 1
  • Dave Loomba
    • 2
  • Rohit Y. Rahangdale
    • 2
  • David J. Kallen
    • 1
  1. 1.the Department of Pediatrics and Human DevelopmentMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing
  2. 2.the College of Human MedicineMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing

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