Aim: To define scholarship in academic medicine and describe how clinical faculty can develop scholarship from their daily clinical, educational, and administrative activities.
Background: Understanding different types of scholarship is crucial for career planning and development of the junior and mid-career clinical educators.
Results: This article provides examples and steps for turning clinical educators’ work into research and scholarly projects. Different types of scholarship and faculty development trends are explained and documented.
Conclusion: Faculty development programs focusing on teaching and learning, education-centered research projects, and interdisciplinary collaboration enrich academic experiences and success of junior and mid-career clinical educators.
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