Succeeding as a clinician educator: Useful tips and resources

Analia Castiglioni, Eva Aagaard, Abby Spencer, Laura Nicholson, Reena Karani, Carol K. Bates, Lisa L. Willett, Shobhina G. Chheda

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Clinician Educators (CEs) play an essential role in the education and patient care missions of academic medical centers. Despite their crucial role, academic advancement is slower for CEs than for other faculty. Increased clinical productivity demands and financial stressors at academic medical centers add to the existing challenges faced by CEs. This perspective seeks to provide a framework for junior CEs to consider with the goal of maximizing their chance of academic success. We discuss six action areas that we consider central to flourishing at academic medical centers: 1. Clarify what success means and define goals; 2. Seek mentorship and be a responsible mentee; 3. Develop a niche and engage in relevant professional development; 4. Network; 5. Transform educational activities into scholarship; and 6. Seek funding and other resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-140
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


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