Educational scholarship as a route to academic promotion: A depiction of surgical education scholars

Mary E. Klingensmith, Kimberly D. Anderson

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Abstract

Background: Education is the central component of academic medicine. Historically, academic promotion has favored clinician-investigators over clinician-educators. However, there are increasing numbers of individuals pursuing education scholarship as their academic focus. This study sought to describe these individuals and their experiences with academic promotion. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of surgical educators was undertaken, eliciting demographic data and attitudes toward educational efforts and promotion. Results: Advanced academic rank was associated with male gender, age, publication on education topics, funding for research in education, recipient of teaching awards, and status as officer in an education association. Conclusions: Educational scholarship is a viable pathway for academic promotion when sentinel components are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-537
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Volume191
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Academic promotion
  • Faculty development
  • Surgeon-educator
  • Surgical education

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  • Surgery

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Educational scholarship as a route to academic promotion : A depiction of surgical education scholars. / Klingensmith, Mary E.; Anderson, Kimberly D.

In: American journal of surgery, Vol. 191, No. 4, 01.04.2006, p. 533-537.

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