Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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.
DeWitt TG, Vaughn LM. Promotion Criteria for Clinician-Educators. JAMA. 1998;279(2):116. doi:10.1001/jama.279.2.113