Careers in Medicine CiM Home / Explore Options / Practice Types and Roles Practice Types and Roles SHARE: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Favorite Add to Favorites Added Added to Favorites Removed from Favorites Removed Teaching Education career paths Faculty members spend greater than 50 percent of their time focused on educating medical students, residents, and fellows. Clinician educator career paths These physicians spend a substantial portion of time educating medical students, residents, and fellows. Clinical service career paths Physicians on clinical service career paths are the primary patient care providers in an academic medical center setting. My Career Path Interviews: Teaching Meet a teacher clinician Meet a clinical educator (1) Meet a clinical educator (2) Meet an attending physician Research Research career paths Physicians and physician-scientists in academic research careers usually spend greater than 50 percent of their time conducting research. Careers in pharmaceutical research Learn the position types and settings within the pharmaceutical industry and how you can prepare to pursue a career in pharmaceutical research. Education, training, and funding opportunities in medical research Numerous national initiatives exist to encourage and support students interested in pursuing a research career as a physician scientist. My Career Path Interviews: Research Meet a basic researcher Meet a clinical researcher Meet a non-tenured researcher (1) Meet a non-tenured researcher (2) Administration Academic Medicine Administrator career paths Administrators in academic medical centers usually spend greater than 50 percent of their time performing administrative activities. My Career Path Interviews: Administration Meet a medical school dean Meet a student affairs dean (1) Meet a student affairs dean (2) Meet a clerkship director Physician executive careers Physician Executives lead and manage all types of health care entities. Careers in consulting Learn how your skills and experiences as a physician can contribute to healthcare and academic organizations through providing consulting services. Pursuing non-clinical careers What are the options for a non-clinical career, and how can you get there as quickly as possible?