Does being a clerkship director benefit academic career advancement: Results of a national survey

D. Michael Elnicki, Paul A. Hemmer, Mark M. Udden, Raymond Wong, Jaye Hefner, Michael Battistone, Thomas A Albritton, Charles H. Griffith

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Background: Changes in academic medicine have left clerkship directors (CDs) anxious about their career pathway, because clerkship administrative efforts may detract from other activities. Purpose: The Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) asked members about benefits of being a CD or CDIM membership toward career development. Methods: Responses were on 1-5 Likert scales with 5 (strongly agree). Background and demographic issues were analyzed for associations with the career benefits statements. Results: The response rate was 75% (n = 92). Mean agreement with CD benefit was 4.2 (SD = 0.82) and CDIM membership 3.8 (SD = 0.95). Eighty-one percent and 58% of CDs agreed with the respective statements. Significant predictors of CD benefit were CD and coordinator salary support, years as CD, and receiving a university teaching award. Structured discussions of expectations strongly predicted perceiving CDIM benefit. Conclusions: Most CDs agreed that their CD role and CDIM benefited their careers. Salary support and clearly defining expectations may increase the likelihood of perceiving benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalTeaching and Learning in Medicine
Volume15
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Elnicki, D. M., Hemmer, P. A., Udden, M. M., Wong, R., Hefner, J., Battistone, M., ... Griffith, C. H. (2003). Does being a clerkship director benefit academic career advancement: Results of a national survey. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 15(1), 21-24. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15328015TLM1501_05

Does being a clerkship director benefit academic career advancement : Results of a national survey. / Elnicki, D. Michael; Hemmer, Paul A.; Udden, Mark M.; Wong, Raymond; Hefner, Jaye; Battistone, Michael; Albritton, Thomas A; Griffith, Charles H.

In: Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 21-24.

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Elnicki, D. Michael ; Hemmer, Paul A. ; Udden, Mark M. ; Wong, Raymond ; Hefner, Jaye ; Battistone, Michael ; Albritton, Thomas A ; Griffith, Charles H. / Does being a clerkship director benefit academic career advancement : Results of a national survey. In: Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2003 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 21-24.
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