Guiding Academic Clinician Educators at Research-Intensive Institutions: a Framework for Chairs, Chiefs, and Mentors

J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Oct;36(10):3113-3121. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06713-9. Epub 2021 Apr 12.


Department chairs and division chiefs at research-intensive academic medical centers often find mentoring clinician educators challenging. These faculty constitute the majority of academic physicians. Supporting excellent clinician educators is key to ensuring high-quality patient care and developing tomorrow's physicians. Little has been written for leaders on strategies to advance academic clinician educators' career success. We present a framework to guide chairs, chiefs, and mentors seeking to address clinician educator retention and satisfaction in academic medical centers.

Keywords: academic medicine; clinician educator; mentoring.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Faculty, Medical
  • Humans
  • Mentors*
  • Physicians*