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

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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 ...

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Overview

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: 4/4/2013
  • Edition description: 2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 486
  • Sales rank: 791,061
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Roberts has published extensively on the issues of academic fulfillment and achievement, has a major name in the field as chief of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Academic Psychiatry.

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Table of Contents

Finding your path in academic medicine

Laura Weiss Roberts

2 How to Build the Foundation for a Successful Career in Academia

Upinder Singh

Linda M. Boxer

3 How to Be Organized and Manage Time

Robert K. Jackler

4 How to Align Individual Goals with Institutional Goals

Sabine Girod

II Getting Established

5 How to Prepare the Best Possible Curriculum Vitae

Heather Kenna

6 How to Interview

Bob Chayer

Jon A. Lehrmann

7 EVALUATING A LETTER OF OFFER OR CONTRACT

Andrew Norton,

8 How to Give a Lecture

Sallie G. DeGolia

9 How to Build Assessments

Teresita McCarty

10 How to Supervise Trainees in Clinical Settings

Michael D. Jibson

Michael I. Casher

Sara R. Figueroa

11 HOW TO EVALUATE AND GIVE FEEDBACK

Jennifer R. Kogan

12 How to Teach in Clinical Settings

Frederic W. Platt

James T. Hardee

13 WRITING EFFECTIVE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Joseph B. Layde

14 Creative Teaching

Wetona S. Eidson-Ton

Hendry Ton

15 Educational Innovation Using Technology

John Luo

Robert Boland

Carlyle Chan

16 Maintaining Excellent Clinical Documentation

Justin A. Birnbaum

17 How to avoid medicolegal problems

Liliana Kalogjera Barry

III Approaching Work with Colleagues

18 How to Network and Be a Good Colleague

Edward Kass

Laura B. Dunn

19 Best practices in interprofessional collaboration in academic settings Nathan Hantke

Penelope D. Zeifert

20 FROM LESSONS LEARNED: MENTEE PERSPECTIVE ON MENTORSHIP Amy Becker

Joel Yager

21 How to Be a Good Mentor

Jonathan F. Borus

22 How to Participate in Institutional Review Board Activities

Ann Freeman Cook

Helena Hoas

23 How to Participate in Ethics Committees

Ryan Spellecy

Cynthiane Morgenweck

Arthur R. Derse

24 Intervening With Unethical and Unprofessional Colleagues

Jerald Belitz

IV Writing and Evaluating Manuscripts

25 How to Write and Publish an Empirical Report

Alan Louie

Laura Weiss Roberts

26 How to Write a Case Report

Richard Balon

Eugene Beresin

27 How to Review a Manuscript

Thomas W. Heinrich

28 How to Evaluate Biomedical Research Publications Rigorously

Teddy D. Warner

29 How to Understand Flaws in Clinical Research

Teddy D. Warner

V Conducting Empirical Research

30 How to conceptualize a research project

Shaili Jain

Steven E. Lindley

Craig S. Rosen

31 How to Conduct a First Small Project

Michele T. Pato

Colin P. Dias

32 How to Prepare an IRB Application

Melinda Hantke

33 HOW TO ENGAGE COMMUNITIES IN RESEARCH

Emmanuel Mwau Ngui

34 How to Approach a First Grant Application

Cheryl Koopman

35 Funding Your Research While Maintaining Your Curiosity

Michele T. Pato

Carlos N. Pato

36 How to Review Grant Applications

Ruth O’Hara

Shelli Kesler

37 How to Prepare a Poster

Manpreet K. Singh

38 How to Prepare and Give a Scholarly Oral Presentation

Cheryl Gore-Felton

VI Developing Administrative Skills

39 How to Be an Effective Team Leader and Committee Member of Chair Sabine C. Girod

40 The Art of Principled Negotiation in Academic Medicine

Mickey Trockel

41 How to think about money in academic settings

Marcia Cohen

42 Departmental Strategic Planning

Robert C. Robbins

43 How to Read a Basic Budget

David J. Peterson

44 How to Strengthen Your Own and Others’ Morale

Michael D. Jibson

VII Advancing Your Academic Career

45 HOW TO CREATE YOUR PACKAGE FOR PROMOTION

Judith P. Cain

David K. Stevenson

46 How to understand promotion criteria for “traditional” & “research” tracks

Cheryl Gore-Felton

47 How to Understand Promotion Criteria for ‘Clinician Educator’ and ‘Teaching’ Tracks

Michelle Goldsmith

48 How to Develop an Educator’s Portfolio

Deborah Simpson

49 How to Build a National Reputation for Academic Medicine Promotion Sidney Zisook

Laura Dunn

50 How to Recognize and Address Unconscious Bias

Daisy Grewal

Manwai Candy Ku

Sabine Girod

Hannah Valantine

51 IMGs in Academic Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities

Nyapati R Rao

52 How to “Pitch” a Non-traditional Career Path

Margaret S. Chisolm

VIII Balancing Professional and Personal Life

53 How to Approach a Healthy Life Balance

Christine Moutier

54 How to Care for the Basics – Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise, Health

Christopher Guest,

Rebecca Smith-Coggins

55 How to Manage Personal Finances

David J. Peterson

Roger Strode

56 PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FIVE KEY ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL FOR OPTIMAL CAREER SUCCESS

Oscar Salvatierra

57 How to Recognize and Avoid Burnout

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