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Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Oct;97(1):132-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.06.013. Epub 2014 Jun 28.

Career development for early career academics: benefits of networking and the role of professional societies.

Author information

1
Institute of Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science (IMVR), Faculty of Human Science and Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany. Electronic address: lena.ansmann@uk-koeln.de.
2
Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.
3
Faculty of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.
4
Department of Medical Decision Making, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.
5
Institute of Communication and Health, University of Lugano, Switzerland.
6
Clinical and Communication Skills Office, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK.
7
Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy, University of Lucerne, Switzerland; Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland.
8
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.

Abstract

Whilst effective networking is vitally important for early career academics, understanding and establishing useful networks is challenging. This paper provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of networking in the academic field, particularly for early career academics, and reflects on the role of professional societies in facilitating networking.

KEYWORDS:

Academic; Career development; Networking; Societies

PMID:
25074842
DOI:
10.1016/j.pec.2014.06.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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