Several recent articles in this journal, including the article by Linzer and colleagues in this issue, discuss and promote the concept of part-time careers in academic medicine as a solution to the need to achieve a work–life balance and to address the changing demographics of academic medicine.Read More
Disruptive conduct by physicians is increasingly cited as a problem in health care systems. The American Medical Association has defined disruptive physician behavior as “Conduct, whether verbal or physical, that negatively affects or that potentially may negatively affect patient care disruptive behavior. (This includes but is not limited to conduct that interferes with one’s ability to work with other members of the health care team).”Read More
Although disruptive physician behavior is widely considered a source of concern in the patient care environment, surgeons have been the specialty most commonly identified as ‘‘disruptive physicians.’’ This conduct distracts from patient care and negatively affects the morale of the team surrounding a disruptive physician.Read More
Academic medicine depends upon talented and vibrant faculty members, but reports of difficulties in recruiting to academic posts in the United Kingdom,1 and career dissatisfaction in the United States, 2 have led to calls for action to improve careers in academic medicine. Supporting the professional and personal development of the medical faculty is fundamental to strengthening and renewing achievements in patient care, teaching, and research.Read More
Although women and minorities have made significant strides in achieving equality in the workplace, they are still
underrepresented in the upper strata of organizations, including senior faculty and leadership positions at medical
schools and teaching hospitals.
How many times have we as teachers been confronted with situations in which we really were not sure what to do? We “flew by the seat of our pants,” usually doing with our learners what had been done with us. It would be useful to be able to turn to a set of guiding principles based on evidence, or at least on long term successful experience.Read More