Academic career development for emergency medicine residents: A road map

Latha G. Stead, Annie T. Sadosty, Wyatt W. Decker

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As the marketplace for academic positions in emergency medicine grows more competitive, it becomes increasingly important for residents who desire academic careers to distinguish themselves during their residency. This report attempts to outline a road map for department and residency program leaders to help their houseofficers become successful candidates for an academic emergency medicine position. Specific ways a resident can enhance his or her "academic marketability" include 1) involvement in research, 2) establishment of a track record of productivity via scholarly writing, 3) awareness of the literature in the specialty, 4) involvement in specialty organizations and hospital committees, 5) competition for national awards, 6) gaining education skills, 7) developing an academic niche, and 8) fellowship training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-416
Number of pages5
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005


  • Academic medicine
  • Graduate medical education
  • Residents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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