I didn't know I was part of a dying breed. Physician researchers down to 1.5% of physician workforce. The challenges outlined are real: lack of protected time, low success rates for grants, lower salaries for MD-researchers, and more.
Wow: "In the past four decades, the proportion of U.S. physicians engaged in research has dwindled from a peak of 4.7% of the overall physician workforce in the 1980s to approximately 1.5% today." Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist
Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist — A Plan for Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs | NEJM
Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist — A Plan for Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs | NEJM I’m in!!! And we need surgeon scientists in this mix!
The #Physician -#Scientist is a dying breed comprising only 1.5% docs today.... Yet "account for 37% of the winners of Nobel Prizes... and include ~70% of CSO's at top 10 pharma companies and NIH institute directors." #mentor #WomenInMedicine
An important perspective on saving the endangered physician-scientist in : I am shocked that only ~1.5% of physicians in the workforce are physician-scientists!
Important article , highlighting the many threats to the physician-scientist career pipeline. Only 1.5% of physicians are currently engaged in research, down from 4.7% in the 1980s. Authors include Drs. Utz and Kobilka . #mdphd
Recently a piece in NEJM titled, “Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist—A Plan for Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs” () got me thinking about the physician-scientist pipeline + success for #DoubleDocs. A thread. #MedTwitter #SoMeDocs #MedEd
"the proportion of U.S. physicians engaged in research has dwindled from a peak of 4.7% of the overall physician workforce in the 1980s to approximately 1.5% today" Important piece today in
One way we can promote and ‘save’ physician-scientists is by encouraging + supporting each other! Being a #doubledoc is a long journey, but absolutely worth it! ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦and so many more!
Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist — A Plan for Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs | NEJM
The proportion of U.S. physicians engaged in research has dwindled to about 1.5%, at a time when we particularly need innovations in medicine. How can we bolster a new generation of physician-scientists?
The situation is just as dire for physician scientists. I love the suggestions for grants help with productivity post-party’s and clear leave policies to make sure each parent isn’t in the position to negotiate in this vulnerable time. Below is
Physician-scientists are dwindling but not for a single reason. People often ask why I went through all that medical training if I mainly just do research. Because all that training helps me think about problems in a different way? Good perspective here
Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist — A Plan for Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs | NEJM
A plea to conserve and support physician-scientists . How do institutions balance the immediate gains of RVUs with riskier and longer term gains? Find an environment and niche that will support you. also critical!
. An unfortunate trend. Doing hypothesis generated research used 2b the norm. Now many talented people are stuck charting/calling insurance and doing nights/weekend research. We may have a lost generation unable to answer today’s pressing Questions
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"The demands of the health care system have made it increasingly difficult for institutions to support research activities."Authors of article include winners who started the Physician-Scientist Support Foundation:
Well Worth Saving: the Endangered Physician-Scientist
Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist — A Plan for Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs | NEJM Well-written piece detailing the obstacles facing physician scientists, leading to our declining numbers.
Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist — A Plan for Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs | NEJM
“Revitalizing the physician-scientist pipeline is of critical importance to overcoming current and future health challenges”
Saving the Endangered Physician-Scientist: In the 80s, 4.7% of MDs were researchers Now only 1.5% of MDs are researchers and the number continues to decline ...
Saving the Endangered #Physician/Scientist — A Plan for Accelerating Medical Breakthroughs