By Daniel Cabrera (@CabreraERDR) I think most of us can identify with the scenario of trying to teach an important concept or a clinical pearl using a story. Several times a shift, I find myself telling […]
( This is it for us in 2015. We’re taking a 2 week break to recharge the brains and spend time with friends and family. Have a wonderful holiday. See you in 2016. -Jonathan (@sherbino)) […]
By Daniel Cabrera (@CabreraERDR) Empathy is important, no doubt about it. Empathy is on the #meded main stage recently, its importance in healthcare has been highlighted by studies showing its relationship to patient outcomes, physician burnout […]
By Daniel Cabrera (@CabreraERDR) The life cycle of a Clinician Educator (CE) is not much different from typical professionals in industrialized countries; however, there is a significant upfront investment in our careers (undergrad, med school, residency, […]
By Daniel Cabrera (@CabreraERDR)
The moral and societal duty of an academic physician is to advance science, improve the care of his/her patients and share knowledge. Part of this role requires physicians to inform the public debate, responsibly influence policy and help translate complex practice for the public. As Clinician Educators our job is not to create knowledge obscura, trapped in ivory towers and only accessible to the enlightened; the knowledge we create and manage needs to impact our communities.
Academic Promotions and Tenure Committees in our institutions are charged with ensuring that the scholarly work of faculty impacts the academy. These committees aim to provide a promotion system rewarding the influence and significance of research, clinical care and education. The committees reward consistency and excellence.
The current scholarly publication citation system is a surrogate for this impact. The idea of creating an “impact factor” is to