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By Robert B. Taylor MD (auth.)

Robert B. Taylor, MD, has edited this publication that introduces physicians and clinicians to an educational occupation within the health and wellbeing professions. Written from the clinician’s point of view, it publications readers who're contemplating or who've lately embarked upon the sort of profession in the course of the necessities. Taylor’s technique is functional and good rounded. He integrates evidence-based details from the clinical literature with anecdotes from individuals famous for his or her luck in a spectrum of disciplines at best educational scientific facilities. Taylor addresses the profession decision-making strategy, activity searching, and lifestyles in academia. He additionally specializes in abilities for success—from instructing to furnish writing. suggestion on scientific perform, profession administration, and the work/life stability is considerable. The publication dispels universal myths and descriptions blunders to prevent. alterations in expectancies and tradition between instructing hospitals, scientific colleges, and educational scientific facilities are thought of all through. assets for additional information are supplied as well.

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Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) This is pedagogical jargon for the amount of time allocated to the job. 5 FTE is a half-time job. 5 FTE is the cutoff for receiving fringe benefits, which is a very important part of the discussion (see Chapter 4). Dates Dates you might see include the date the job opening was first posted, closing date for applications, and starting date for the position. Responsibilities This is the key part of the position description. Look for statements in four categories, which may or may not be identified by a breakdown of the total FTE into each area: ᭿ Clinical responsibilities: This section describes the patient care you will be expected to provide and may include specific language about what the person filling the job will do in clinic, hospital, and perhaps other sites.

Integrity—to compel you to make the right decisions, even in difficult circumstances. Right, but tough, decisions might include disciplining the poorly performing resident, failing the student who refuses to show up for class, telling a colleague that he made a clinical error, or informing a colleague that she has reached unjustified conclusions in a paper she has written. Unfavorable Traits You may want to take a long time deciding on an academic career if you have the following personal traits: ᭿ Independence—connoting a fierce tendency to work best alone.

11 Yet, the faculty at medical schools today are chiefly men, and senior faculty are especially likely to be male. In my opinion, the chief reason for the student versus faculty gender disparity is history. Faculty, and notably associate and full professors, began their careers 10–30 years ago, maybe more. And at that time, men predominated in medical schools and residencies. Thus, eventually, current trends seem likely to correct today’s faculty gender disparities. Other issues that challenge women in academia are an increased likelihood to work part-time and to avoid afterhours obligations, especially while their children are young.

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