Scholarship by the Clinician-Educator in Emergency Medicine

Douglas Franzen, Robert Cooney, Teresa Chan, Michael Brown, Deborah B. Diercks

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Emergency medicine (EM) continues to grow as an academic specialty. Like most specialties, a large number of academic emergency physicians are focused on education of our graduate student learners. For promotion, clinician-educators (CEs) are required to produce scholarly work and disseminate knowledge. Although promotion requirements may vary by institution, scholarly work is a consistent requirement. Due to the clinical constraints of working in the emergency department, the unique interactions emergency physicians have with their learners, and early adoption of alternative teaching methods, EM CEs’ scholarly work may not be adequately described in a traditional curriculum vitae. Using a rubric of established domains around the academic work of CEs, this article describes some of the ways EM educators address these domains. The aim of the article is to provide a guide for academic department leadership, CEs, and promotion committees about the unique ways EM has addressed the work of the CE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalAEM Education and Training
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Education
  • Emergency


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