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Building an academic career in psychiatry 

Building an academic career in psychiatry
Building an academic career in psychiatry

Florian Riese

, Maja Pantovic Stefanovic

, Andrea Fiorillo

, Allan Tasman

, and Norman Sartorius

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date: 05 July 2022

The chapter proposes practical guidance for early career psychiatrists who wish to pursue an academic career in psychiatry. The most important successful factors and pitfalls influencing academic progress are highlighted. Beyond an understanding of the academic environment, the chapter emphasizes ethical conduct in the practice of medicine and in the advancement of an academic career. Furthermore, the chapter explains the significance of following your personal interests and establishing a niche in the academic setting. Throughout the chapter, case examples and ‘quick tips’ are included as useful advice. The chapter was written mainly from the authors’ personal experiences at different stages of their own academic careers.

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