Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 437–442 | Cite as

Early Career Professional Development Issues for Military Academic Psychiatrists

  • Christopher H. Warner
  • William V. Bobo
  • Julianne Flynn
Original Article

Abstract

Objective

Academically motivated graduates of military psychiatric residency programs confront serious challenges.

Method

In this article, the authors present a junior faculty development model organized around four overlapping domains: mentorship, scholarship, research, and career planning/development. Using these four domains as a platform for discussion, the authors focus on challenges facing academically oriented early-career military psychiatrists and provide guidance.

Conclusion

The authors believe that a proactive stance, skillful mentoring self-awareness through conscious planning and effort, ability to capitalize on existing opportunities for growth, and attention to detail are all vital to the junior military psychiatrist.

Keywords

Academic Psychiatry Residency Training Continue Medical Education Early Career Junior Faculty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher H. Warner
    • 1
    • 2
  • William V. Bobo
    • 3
  • Julianne Flynn
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryWalter Reed Army Medical CenterWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryMalcolm Grow Medical CenterCamp SpringsUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychiatryWilford Hall Medical CenterSan AntonioUSA

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