Dispelling the Myths of Academic Medicine

Like any other profession or discipline, academic medicine has adopted a number of beliefs that have become established practices over the years. Some of these practices are acknowledged to be valuable in furthering one’s career and others not. The formative years in preparation for a leadership career should not be bogged down by blind acceptance of some of the mythology associated with academic medicine. The pearls of this chapter relate to the myths of academic medicine and how to avoid them in developing a career as a leader and as a faculty member.


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