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Becoming a Successful Scholar

A Practical Guide to Academic Achievement in the Medical Professions

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 1-5
  3. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 7-11
  4. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 13-22
  5. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 23-37
  6. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 39-48
  7. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 49-63
  8. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 65-71
  9. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 73-76
  10. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 77-90
  11. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 91-108
  12. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 109-121
  13. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 123-129
  14. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 131-132
  15. Guido Filler, Ravneet Nagra
    Pages 133-134
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 135-137

About this book

Introduction

This book is a toolkit for young academic physicians and researchers to learn the behaviors and steps necessary for achieving success in academia. Written by a successful academic clinician, the book shares his personal experience alongside his years of successfully teaching and mentoring young medical professionals. The author’s main aim is to provide insightful tips and tricks that will hopefully not only motivate the reader to persevere through difficult competitive periods in his or her life, but also provide him or her with a strategic behavioral plan that will solidify his or her work habits and ensure success.

This book begins with a chapter about why knowledge and learning should be communicated, and then expands on that mindset through both general behavioral changes and those specific to the life of an academic researcher, like writing articles. Some key topics covered in the text include:

  • The importance of sharing knowledge and the associated public and personal benefits
  • Taking one step at a time and planning out work into small, attainable goals
  • Developing a growth mindset
  • The importance of collaboration and successful mentors

This is an ideal guide for young academic physicians and researchers working in universities, academic health sciences centers, and research institutes hoping to learn how to achieve success in academia. It could also prove useful to more established academics that need a refresher or a new perspective on their work and goals.

Keywords

academic success medical writing success discipline behavior mindset perseverance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Western UniversityLondonCanada
  2. 2.Western UniversityLondonCanada

About the authors

Guido Filler, MD, PhD, FRCPC is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He is also Division Chief of Paediatric Nephrology at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Filler has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications and is an active participant in a large array of administrative committees within this academic health sciences centre. He is the deputy editor of the journal Pediatric Transplantation and he is on the editorial board of pediatric nephrology, transplantation, pharmacology and pediatric journals. He has also been recognized for his postgraduate teaching.

Ravneet Nagra is a student of neuroscience at Western University in London, Ontario. She has worked closely with Dr. Filler and published with him in the Journal of Child Science.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Becoming a Successful Scholar
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide to Academic Achievement in the Medical Professions
  • Authors Guido Filler
    Ravneet Nagra
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24448-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-24447-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-24448-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 137
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Education
    Internal Medicine
    Premedical Education
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