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Research Letter
May 9, 2018

Demographic, Academic, and Publication Factors Associated With Academic Dermatology Career Selection

Author Affiliations
  • 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Dermatol. Published online May 9, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0743

Strengthening the academic dermatology workforce is an issue that faces challenges in both recruitment and retention of dermatologists.1 There has been considerable interest in identifying factors associated with dermatology trainees’ entry into academics.2,3 As research productivity and publications represent key elements in academia, these components may help assess trainees’ potential to pursue academic dermatology. We examined associations between demographic, academic, and publication factors and dermatology trainees’ initial choice of academic vs private practice careers.

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