Academic medicine

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For the journal, see Academic Medicine (journal).

Academic medicine is the branch of medicine pursued by physicians who engage in a variety of scholarly activities. While the traditional role of clinical academics is to provide clinical care, do research, and teach, academics today may also spend some of their time in managerial and representative roles. The clinical workload varies, and a few academics may choose to abandon clinical medicine altogether. Every academic has a different work description, which is one of the many attractions of an academic career. [BMJ 1]


  1. ^ BMJ, BMJ. "Academic medicine". Olivia Kingston, Sam Behjati. BMJ Careers. Retrieved 27 February 2011.