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Charting a Course as a Clinician Investigator: Many Alternatives to the Demands of Being a Principal Investigator

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Charting a Course as a Clinician Investigator: Many Alternatives to the Demands of Being a Principal Investigator

Video Length: 60 minutes

Description:

Dr. McGee explains the pros and cons of becoming a clinician and dispels common misperceptions. Throughout the presentation he covers some of the major limitations on becoming a research clinician such as the level of funding available in the research community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare the multiple paths for clinicians to construct careers that include research with an emphasis on participating in research.
  • Share insights into the iterative process by which new research ideas evolve, and the role that multiple collaborators and perspective provide.
  • Present strategies for self-assessment of the types of skills, experiences, and resources one could bring to a research effort without initially independently spawning a project.
  • Assist participants with developing a beginning strategy for crafting a satisfying and rewarding career which includes research without the intensity required to create and lead an independent research program.

Presenter:

Rick McGee Jr, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development
Professor in Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Faculty Affairs