The Clinician Educator Revisited

This is anything but a scholarly work, but my thoughts about the role of the clinician educator in academia need expression. The last time I wrote about this was about the time I started blogging, back in 2011. It was in the context, unfortunately, of a resident getting the impression that pursuing a clinician-educator role … Continue reading The Clinician Educator Revisited

Maxims And Birdhouses

For the past day or two I've been trying to remember who wrote an article with the word "maxims" in the title. I finally recalled "Simone's Maxims." The full title is "Understanding Academic Medical Centers: Simone's Maxims." I don't recall how or why I first found this paper about the academic medical organizational culture by … Continue reading Maxims And Birdhouses

Connecting the Connectomes Between MOC and Scholarship: A Rodeo Clown’s Perspective

So I just saw the October announcement from the American Delirium Society (see tweet below) about the National Institute of Health (NIH) research funding opportunity relevant to delirium in the elderly which is connected to the Human Connectome Project: https://twitter.com/jamostheelder/status/529597757900599296 I'm both a roll-up-your-sleeves practical psychiatric hospitalist and an academician, true to the idea that … Continue reading Connecting the Connectomes Between MOC and Scholarship: A Rodeo Clown’s Perspective

The Role of the Clinician-Teacher in Psychiatry

Recently, one of the psychiatry residents graduating next month raised what I thought was a dead issue: the tension and polarized relationship between research track and clinical track faculty in our department. He shared that he felt belittled by tenure track faculty members who challenged his decision not to pursue a career in academic research. I … Continue reading The Role of the Clinician-Teacher in Psychiatry