New online-first articles discuss tobacco-free hiring policies, argue that informal leaders also need training in personal and interpersonal competencies, examine an intervention to improve gender composition and faculty satisfaction, and describe a clinician-educator track for internal medicine residents. Keep reading below for more information about these featured articles. Download and read the full texts of all published ahead-of-print articles on academicmedicine.org.
Health Care Institutions Should not Exclude Smokers from Employment
Thomas S. Huddle, MD, PhD, Stefan G. Kertesz, MD, MSc, and Ryan R. Nash, MD, MA
The authors conclude that for health care institutions, policies of hiring smokers and helping them to quit are both prudent and expressive of the norms of medical care.
Expanding the Scope of Leadership Training in Medicine
Stewart Gabel, MD
Both formal and informal leaders should be trained in the personal and interpersonal competencies necessary for effective leadership to advance the goals inherent in the health care enterprise.
The Gender Gap in Academic Medicine: Comparing Results from a Multifaceted Intervention for Stanford Faculty to Peer and National Cohorts
Hannah A. Valantine, MD, Daisy Grewal, PhD, Manwai Candy Ku, PhD, Julie Moseley, PhD, Mei-Chiung Shih, PhD, David Stevenson, MD, and Philip Pizzo, MD
Faculty satisfaction and gender composition were measured at Stanford after a diversity-oriented intervention from 2004-2010, and increases in Stanford women faculty were compared to increases at comparable institutions.
The Clinician–Educator Track: Training Internal Medicine Residents as Clinician–Educators
C. Christopher Smith, MD, Ian McCormick, MD, and Grace C. Huang, MD
Residents complete a 2.5-year curriculum on foundations of medical education, designing and assessing new curricula, and evaluating learners and programs; they apply these skills and receive frequent feedback.