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January 14, 1998

Promotion Criteria for Clinician-Educators

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(2):116. doi:10.1001/jama.279.2.113

To the Editor.—We appreciate the attention that Dr Beasley and colleagues1have given to the measurement and performance of clinician-educators with regard to promotion. It is encouraging to see that many prominent institutions around the country are recognizing the academic importance of excellence in teaching as well as excellence in research. However, we were concerned to see that the least important criterion used in evaluating clinician-educators was their activity in the realm of education research.

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