Strategies for developing a successful career in academic medicine

Jessica R. Howard-Anderson, Leslie Gewin, Don C. Rockey, Marie Krousel-Wood, Jesse Roman

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Academic medicine provides physicians an opportunity for long-term career satisfaction and fulfillment. However, despite the potential for great reward, academic careers can be challenging. To better define approaches to successfully navigate academic medicine, the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation sponsored a workshop titled ‘Successful Careers in Academic Medicine’ during the 2023 Southern Regional Meeting held in New Orleans; the critical elements of which are highlighted in the following summary. Participants discussed the benefits of an academic career, summarized strategies for negotiating a job, listed critical tools for career development, and discussed key concepts about planning and navigating the academic medicine promotion process. The information provides a roadmap for physicians to develop successful careers in academic medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-227
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2024


  • Academic medicine
  • Career


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