Developing the next generation of clinical academics

North ThamesGeneric Health Relevance
Published Date: 1 Feb 2016

Developing the next generation of clinical academics

CLAHRC researchers identified key factors influencing postdoctoral career progression within academic medicine for doctors. These will also be relevant to other health professionals developing a clinical academic career:

Mentorship - doctors who experience supportive mentorship and positive role models tend to report greater career satisfaction and confidence

Work environment - a workplace that is inclusive, respectful, and attentive to the needs of early career clinical academics

Access to funding - those in debt or unable to obtain research funding may be unable to advance their academic careers

Intrinsic motivation - junior clinical academics who value research highly pursue this career path even if career success is uncertain