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Clinical academic pathways in medicine - 2013

The AMA position statement on Clinical academic pathways in medicine - 2013 responds to the growing recognition that having a vibrant clinical academic workforce is integral to improving training capacity and supporting clinical training. It outlines the key principles in support of a clinical academic pathway for medical students, trainees, senior doctors and existing clinical academics.

02 Sep 2013

How to use this Position Statement

Research and education should be a core component of the training experience rather than an adjunct to it. The AMA has developed a model outlining clinical academic training strategies in support of a career in clinical academic medicine. The key tenets of this model are:

  • Medical students must have an opportunity to experience research at medical school.
  • Clear and well-articulated pathways must be in place for trainees, senior doctors and clinical academics to pursue a clinical academic career.
  • Strong mentors and role models must support early career clinical academics.
  • Flexible entry and exit points must be a key feature of the pathway.
  • Academic promotion and reward schemes must be developed.
  • More funding for clinical academic positions and research is needed to support academic development.
  • Support for academic medicine must be embedded in every aspect of the health system.

Read more about the AMA’s clinical academic pathway in medicine model by reading the AMA Position Statement below.


Published: 02 Sep 2013