Academic Medicine:A Guide for Clinicians: A Guide For Clinicians

Paperback | April 5, 2006

byRobert Taylor

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Robert B. Taylor, MD, has edited this book that introduces physicians and clinicians to an academic career in the health professions. Written from the clinician's viewpoint, it guides readers who are considering or who have recently embarked upon such a career through the essentials. Taylor's approach to the subject is practical and well rounded. He integrates evidence-based information from the medical literature on scholarship and research with anecdotes from contributors noted for their success in a spectrum of disciplines at top academic medical centers. Taylor addresses the academic career decision-making process, job hunting, and life in academia. He also focuses on skills for success-from teaching to grant writing. Advice on clinical practice, career management, and the work/life balance is plentiful. The book dispels common myths and outlines errors to avoid. Differences in expectations and culture among teaching hospitals, medical schools, and academic medical centers are considered throughout. Sources for more information are provided as well.

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Robert B. Taylor, MD, has edited this book that introduces physicians and clinicians to an academic career in the health professions. Written from the clinician's viewpoint, it guides readers who are considering or who have recently embarked upon such a career through the essentials. Taylor's approach to the subject is practical and we...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.27 inPublished:April 5, 2006Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387289569

ISBN - 13:9780387289564

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Table of Contents

Deciding on an academic career.- About an academic career.- What you need to know about the academic medical center.- Finding the academic job you want.- Basic academic skills: clinical practice, teaching and scholarship.- Advanced academic skills: doing research, getting grants and writing for publication.- Administrative skills: an overview.- Academic medicine success skills.- How to manage your career and your life.- Planning for the future.- Appendix.- Glossary.- Collected Academic Medical Aphorisms.- Allopathic Medical Schools in the United States.- Osteopathic Medical Colleges in the United States.- Medical Schools in Canada.

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From the reviews:"A single-authored comprehensive . guidebook for physicians considering or embarking on a career at an academic medical center. . A broad range of topics relevant to success in academia are covered. . Recommended Readership: Physicians considering academic clinical practice (eg, residents, fellows, and private practitioners), those new to academia (junior faculty), and those who mentor and advise young physicians." (David A. Cook, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81 (10), October, 2006)