Succeeding in Academic Medicine

A Roadmap for Diverse Medical Students and Residents

  • John P. Sánchez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. David A. Acosta, Norma I. Poll-Hunter
    Pages 1-14
  3. Daniel E. Guzman, John P. Sánchez
    Pages 39-51
  4. Renee Williams
    Pages 53-62
  5. José E. Rodríguez, Kendall M. Campbell, Brandon Patterson
    Pages 63-77
  6. Gezzer Ortega, Margaret S. Pichardo
    Pages 79-87
  7. Eneida O. Roldan, Joel Dickerman
    Pages 89-99
  8. Conair Guilliames, Harsh Sule
    Pages 117-127
  9. Valerie N. Williams, Bonnie Simpson Mason, John P. Sánchez
    Pages 129-148
  10. Pooja Kothari, Julie Gilbert, Nelson Sánchez, Dennis Spencer
    Pages 149-164
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 165-168

About this book


This first-of-its-kind book for underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (URM), women, and sexual and gender minorities in medicine offers the core knowledge and skills needed to achieve a well-planned, fulfilling career in academic medicine. The knowledge and skills provided by the esteemed co-authors, successful diverse pre-faculty, and junior and senior academicians, are complemented by their inspirational and motivational stories. Increasing diversity in the academic medicine workforce has been identified and embraced as a core value of institutional excellence at nearly all academic institutions and professional associations. Despite this established core value, certain groups such as Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native-identified individuals, women, and sexual and gender minorities, are still present in lower proportions compared with the general population and lack inclusion. In 12 chapters and with a unique focus on a practical approach to increasing diversity and inclusion in academic medicine, this book demystifies the often-insular world of academic medicine. It comprehensively outlines career opportunities and associated responsibilities, how to transform academic-related work to scholarship, and offers a clear and transparent look into the academic appointment and promotion process. By focusing on the practical steps described in this handy book, students and residents can develop a strong foundation for an academic medicine career and succeed in becoming the next generation of diverse faculty and administrators.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John P. Sánchez
    • 1
  1. 1.PresidentBuilding the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Inc., Executive Director, Latino Medical Student Association Inc.New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33266-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33267-9
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health