1. Diversity and Inclusion in the Academic Medicine Workforce
2. Academic Career Roles and Responsibilities
3. Introduction and Transparency to the Academic Appointment and Promotion Processes
4. Community Service Scholarship
5. Educational Scholarship
6. Research and Scholarship
7. The Significance of Mentorship
9. The Intersection of Health Policy and Academia
10. Finding an Academic Residency Program
11. Finding an Academic Position After Residency
12. Financing an Academic Medicine Career.
This first-of-its-kind book for underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (URM), women, and sexual and gender minorities in medicine offers the core knowledge and skills needed to achieve a well-planned, fulfilling career in academic medicine. The knowledge and skills provided by the esteemed co-authors, successful diverse pre-faculty, and junior and senior academicians, are complemented by their inspirational and motivational stories. Increasing diversity in the academic medicine workforce has been identified and embraced as a core value of institutional excellence at nearly all academic institutions and professional associations. Despite this established core value, certain groups such as Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native-identified individuals, women, and sexual and gender minorities, are still present in lower proportions compared with the general population and lack inclusion. In 12 chapters and with a unique focus on a practical approach to increasing diversity and inclusion in academic medicine, this book demystifies the often-insular world of academic medicine. It comprehensively outlines career opportunities and associated responsibilities, how to transform academic-related work to scholarship, and offers a clear and transparent look into the academic appointment and promotion process. By focusing on the practical steps described in this handy book, students and residents can develop a strong foundation for an academic medicine career and succeed in becoming the next generation of diverse faculty and administrators.
• Offers comprehensive and practical advice to students and residents interested in academic medicine
• Demystifies the academic appointment and promotion process
• Provides anecdotal stories paired with helpful data to diverse students and residents