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A comprehensive career-success model for physician-scientists

Rubio, DM and Primack, BA and Switzer, GE and Bryce, CL and Seltzer, DL and Kapoor, WN (2011) A comprehensive career-success model for physician-scientists. Academic Medicine, 86 (12). 1571 - 1576. ISSN 1040-2446

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With today's focus on the translation of basic science discoveries into clinical practice, the demand for physician-scientists is growing. Yet, physicians have always found it challenging to juggle the demands of clinical care with the time required to perform research. The Research on Careers Workgroup of the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh developed a comprehensive model for career success that would address, and allow for the evaluation of, the personal factors, organizational factors, and their interplay that contribute to career success. With this model, leaders of training programs could identify early opportunities for intervening with potential physician-scientists to ensure career success. Through an iterative process described in this article, the authors identified and examined potential models for career success from the literature, added other elements determined to be significant, and developed a comprehensive model to assess factors associated with career success for physician-scientists. The authors also present examples of ways in which this model can be adapted and applied to specific situations to assess the effects of different factors on career success. Copyright © by the Association of American Medical Colleges.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Rubio, DMdmr18@pitt.eduDMR18
Primack, BAbprimack@pitt.eduBPRIMACK
Switzer, GEgswitzer@pitt.eduGSWITZER
Bryce, CLbryce99@pitt.eduBRYCE990000-0001-6356-6675
Seltzer, DL
Kapoor, WNwnk1@pitt.eduWNK1
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health
Date: 1 January 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Academic Medicine
Volume: 86
Number: 12
Page Range: 1571 - 1576
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/acm.0b013e31823592fd
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
School of Medicine > Medicine
School of Medicine > Pediatrics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1040-2446
MeSH Headings: Biomedical Research--organization & administration; Career Choice; Education, Medical--organization & administration; Female; Humans; Job Satisfaction; Male; Models, Educational; Personal Satisfaction; Physician's Role
Other ID: NLM NIHMS328942, NLM PMC3228877
PubMed Central ID: PMC3228877
PubMed ID: 22030759
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 16:50
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 19:55


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