The Academic Medicine Handbook: A Guide to Achievement and Fulfillment for Academic Faculty

The Academic Medicine Handbook: A Guide to Achievement and Fulfillment for Academic Faculty

by Laura Weiss Roberts
     
 

Attaining professional success and finding personal happiness in academic medicine is not an easy path, yet both are critical if the future is to be brighter through better science, better clinical care, better training, better responsiveness to communities, and better stewardship and leadership in the health professions. This concise, easy to read title consists

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Attaining professional success and finding personal happiness in academic medicine is not an easy path, yet both are critical if the future is to be brighter through better science, better clinical care, better training, better responsiveness to communities, and better stewardship and leadership in the health professions. This concise, easy to read title consists of “mini” chapters intended as a resource to assist early- and middle-career physicians, clinicians, and scientists in understanding the unique mission of academic medicine and building creative, effective, and inspiring careers in academic health organizations. Organized in eight sections, the Guide covers such areas as finding your path in academic medicine, getting established at an institution, approaching work with colleagues, writing and reviewing manuscripts, conducting empirical research, developing administrative skills, advancing your academic career, and balancing your professional and personal life. Each chapter includes pointers and valuable career and “best practices” strategies in relation to the topic area. An exciting addition to the professional development literature, Achievement and Fulfillment in Academic Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to achieve a fulfilling career in academic medicine.

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Reviewer: Schoen W Kruse, PhD (Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive guide describes how to achieve career satisfaction and fulfillment in the field of academic medicine.
Purpose: It aims to assist faculty in attaining professional success while maintaining personal happiness as an academician in the medical field. The book provides a much-needed, comprehensive guide that walks readers through steps that will help them achieve success in academic medicine.
Audience: The author intends this resource to assist early- and middle-career physicians, clinicians, and scientists in understanding the unique mission of academic medicine and building creative, effective, and inspiring careers in academic health organizations. It also could serve as a guide for graduate and medical students who may be interested in a career in academia.
Features: This comprehensive road map to a successful career in academia covers such topics as preparing a curriculum vitae, delivering lectures, establishing assessment criteria, mentoring, writing and evaluating manuscripts, conducting research, procuring funding, and developing administrative skills. Unique to each of the brief chapters are the quick-reference "Words to the Wise" and "Ask Your Mentor or Colleagues" sections, which summarize key concepts that help readers navigate the best practices strategies related to each topic.
Assessment: This handbook offers a comprehensive look at the numerous components of a career in academia, while providing more in-depth and updated information than the very few other books in this area, such as Academic Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians, Taylor (Springer, 2006), and Successful Faculty in Academic Medicine: Essential Skills and How to Acquire Them, Bland (BookSurge, 2008). It will prove to be a useful resource for any individual who wishes to go into academic medicine and achieve both professional and personal success.
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Reviewer: Schoen W Kruse, PhD (Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive guide describes how to achieve career satisfaction and fulfillment in the field of academic medicine.
Purpose: It aims to assist faculty in attaining professional success while maintaining personal happiness as an academician in the medical field. The book provides a much-needed, comprehensive guide that walks readers through steps that will help them achieve success in academic medicine.
Audience: The author intends this resource to assist early- and middle-career physicians, clinicians, and scientists in understanding the unique mission of academic medicine and building creative, effective, and inspiring careers in academic health organizations. It also could serve as a guide for graduate and medical students who may be interested in a career in academia.
Features: This comprehensive road map to a successful career in academia covers such topics as preparing a curriculum vitae, delivering lectures, establishing assessment criteria, mentoring, writing and evaluating manuscripts, conducting research, procuring funding, and developing administrative skills. Unique to each of the brief chapters are the quick-reference "Words to the Wise" and "Ask Your Mentor or Colleagues" sections, which summarize key concepts that help readers navigate the best practices strategies related to each topic.
Assessment: This handbook offers a comprehensive look at the numerous components of a career in academia, while providing more in-depth and updated information than the very few other books in this area, such as Academic Medicine: A Guide for Clinicians, Taylor (Springer, 2006), and Successful Faculty in Academic Medicine: Essential Skills and How to Acquire Them, Bland (BookSurge, 2008). It will prove to be a useful resource for any individual who wishes to go into academic medicine and achieve both professional and personal success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461456926
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
486
Sales rank:
673,240
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 2.00(d)

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