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Pathways in Academic Medicine is a curriculum designed to introduce internal medicine residents and fellows to the various opportunities in academic medicine. During Pathways, you will discover the various options for academic careers as well as the steps to pursue an academic career. Pathways is designed to help you choose between private practice and academics and to expose you to the concepts and resources needed to jump start an academic career. 

Who Should Attend?

If you are a resident thinking about applying for jobs or fellowship, or a fellow contemplating future career options, this course is for you! As you go on interviews, you will be asked to explain how you think your career will unfold. You will need to think about whether you want a career in academics, and if you do, what that might look like. 


This year, we will host two retreats in Boshell Diabetes Building Room 334. The program will be the same, to accommodate your schedule. We will discuss the roles and duties of Clinician Educators and Clinician Investigators, and what each looks like in practice. Then, Dr. Ellen Eaton will talk to us about her experience in 'Finding an Academic Niche’. Finally we will have a panel discussion on starting a career in academic medicine and how this compares to a career in private practice.

Thursday, August 18, 4PM - 6:30PM & Thursday, September 15, 4PM - 6:30PM


Introduction to Academic Careers: Clinician Educator and Clinician Investigator Pathways
Speakers: Ryan Kraemer, MD, & Nathan Erdmann, MD
4:00 - 5:00PM

Finding Your Academic Niche
Speaker: Chad Burski, MD
5:00 - 5:30PM

Faculty Panel Discussion - August 18
Speakers: Starr Steinhilber, MD, Jared Cook, MD, Rishi Agarwal, MD, Derek Russell, MD
5:40 - 6:30PM

Faculty Panel Discussion - September 15
Speakers: Starr Steinhilber, MD, Sheetal Gandotra, MD, Amanda Schnell, MD, Brian Flanagan, MD
5:40 - 6:30PM

Sign Up For a Retreat:

August 18 Retreat
September 15 Retreat


The curriculum for the remainder of the year will include 4 sessions, each held from Noon - 1PM:

October 13, 2022
Topic: How to Write a Case Report 
Speaker: Group Presentation, Organized by Ryan Kraemer, MD

November 17, 2022
Topic: Networking to Advance Your Career
Speaker: Robert Centor, MD

December 15, 2022
Topic: Tackling the Academic Job Hunt
Speakers: Bailey Hunkler, MD

January 19, 2023
Topic: Advice for Teaching Success During Your Academic Career
Speakers: Gustavo Heaudebert, MD


If you have any questions about Pathways in Academic Medicine, please contact Ryan Kraemer, MD, or Nathan Erdmann MD, PhD.