In the March 2007 issue of the Archives, Loo et al1 discuss the recruitment and retention of academic dermatologic clinician-educators. They call for new ideas to help provide needed support for teaching and mentorship, suggesting that this will lead to better job satisfaction and retention rates. It is my strong belief that robust departmental mentoring programs supported by active, dedicated senior faculty members working in concert with junior faculty members and residents is the key to increasing recruitment and retention of academic dermatologists.
James WD. Sponsorship of Graduate Medical Education: One Successful Model. Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(9):1209-1226. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.9.1211