Motivating Factors for Academic Physicians Within Departments of Medicine

Wright, Scott M.; Beasley, Brent W.
September 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1145
Academic Journal
The article reports on the motivating factors for academic physicians within departments of medicine. This study shed light on the occupational values and the factors that motivate academic physicians. These factors appear to be different for clinician-investigators and clinician-educators, as well as for male and female physicians. Further studies, particularly those using qualitative methodologies, may add depth to what is understood about this topic. Leaders of academic institutions may wish to assess systematically the prime motivating factors of their faculty, either by administering the occupational values scale or by engaging in frank dialogue about this subject with each faculty member.


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