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Scholarship, publication and career advancement in health professions education: Guide supplement 43.2–Viewpoint

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posted on 2023-06-07, 15:33 authored by Jim Price
In this excellent AMEE Guide (McGaghie, 2009), the author reminds us that scholarship and publication in health education is more akin to a marathon than a sprint: it is hard work, requires long-term, planned and deliberate practice, but if one knows what is required, and can set aside the appropriate time and resources, the chances of success can be maximised. Ultimately there will be benefits for others ("educating superb clinicians" is the bottom line), and also for oneself in terms of career development and job satisfaction. This Guide is McGaghie’s practical training manual for the marathon that is scholarship, publication and academic career development in health professions education. There is no doubt that this is a key topic for all involved in medical and health education, since it really concerns the essence of what is to be an academic, and the guide summarises much of the recent literature on the topic of scholarship for academic health professionals. Basing the Guide on five workshops at AMEE conferences from 2004 to 2008, the author also reflects on 35 years of his own academic career and offers many valuable personal insights. At 17 pages, the Guide might seem at least a ‘middle distance’ read, but it is well-worth the effort, both for newcomers and more experienced academics.


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