Charting a Course as a Clinician Investigator: Many Alternatives to the Demands of Being a Principal Investigator
Video Length: 60 minutes
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.
- 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.
Rick McGee Jr, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development
Professor in Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Faculty Affairs