Handbook for the Academic Physician

  • William C. McGaghie
  • John J. Frey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Professional Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. David Dill, John Aluise
      Pages 11-21
    3. David Dill
      Pages 37-53
    4. John Aluise
      Pages 54-68
  3. Medical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-74
    2. Charles P. Friedman, Richard M. Baker
      Pages 75-97
    3. Frank T. Stritter, Richard M. Baker, Edward J. Shahady
      Pages 98-124
    4. William C. McGaghie
      Pages 125-146
    5. George B. Forsythe, James C. Sadler, Ruth de Bliek
      Pages 147-169
  4. Clinical Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-174
    2. Peter Curtis, Jacqueline Resnick
      Pages 184-204
    3. Carl M. Shy, William C. McGaghie
      Pages 205-216
    4. William C. McGaghie
      Pages 217-233
    5. Jane F. Arndt
      Pages 234-250
    6. Paul Gilchrist
      Pages 251-276
  5. Professional Communications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-280
    2. James W. Lea
      Pages 281-293
    3. James W. Lea
      Pages 294-304
    4. James W. Lea
      Pages 305-311
    5. Madeline P. Beery
      Pages 312-333
  6. Ethics: Teaching and Patient Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-338
    2. Larry R. Churchill, Harmon L. Smith, John J. Frey
      Pages 339-357
    3. Harmon L. Smith, Larry R. Churchill, John J. Frey
      Pages 358-372
    4. John J. Frey, Harmon L. Smith, Larry R. Churchill
      Pages 373-386
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 389-398

About this book


This book is a bold and useful tool that provides the concepts, principles, and facts needed to build and to strengthen a career in academic medi­ cine. Developing a high level of competency in academia requires the development of skills in addition to those in one's own specialty or dis­ cipline. One needs skills for conducting research, meeting administrative responsibilities, and educating students and colleagues. These skills are not bells and whistles. They are the elements of academic life that make the position truly academic. This book provides the critical information needed to succeed in that world. Until now many academicians have learned about elements of their job outside their individual discipline by experience and through the obser­ vation of role models and mentors. In the complex, highly competitive, rapidly changing world of academic medicine there is no longer time for a prolonged apprenticeship. The institution is endangered when individ­ uals are selected for critical posts based upon skills in areas that may not be central to the principal responsibilities of the new position. How often one hears: "He is a great scientist but he runs his department with a shoe box mentality." "She is a fantastic clinician, but she runs a committee as if she knows everything. I hate working with her." "How can a full professor be such a lousy teacher?" All of the above are symptoms of the need for special skills.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William C. McGaghie
    • 1
  • John J. Frey
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Research and Development for Education in the Health ProfessionsUniversity of North Carolina, School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of North Carolina, School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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