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Our Journal: Elevating Scholarship Across the Missions of Academic Medicine

Roberts, Laura Weiss MD, MA1

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doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004947
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Academic Medicine publishes scholarship to advance understanding across the broad and interdependent missions of academic medicine, including scientific discovery, health professions education, clinical care and services, and community engagement and leadership. Our journal is a reflection of the work of our field, highlighting issues of consequence and creating opportunities for learning, mentorship, collaboration, and professional development. The work appearing in Academic Medicine generates valuable discussion, reflection, and often self-critique, giving rise to changes in our field that may be aspirational, necessary, or both.

Academic Medicine also serves as a platform for demonstrating leadership and developing future leaders. Our journal brings greater visibility to the excellent, compelling work of colleagues who are educators, learners, scientists, partners, managers, and policymakers. Our journal elevates the scholarship of individuals who, through their expertise, innovations, and other efforts, improve human health and enable a better future for all.

The articles appearing in this issue of Academic Medicine provide rich examples of the remarkable range of scholarship and contributions of our colleagues. The topics covered address concerns of undergraduate and graduate medical trainees, basic science and clinical faculty, supervisors, clinical department chairs and medical school deans, and leaders in the health professions and society. Our readers will see illustrations of novel programs and curricular change, evidence and guidance regarding crucial issues in education and health policy, and forward-looking approaches that protect underrepresented people and advance equity in academic medicine. Some of the articles bring forward difficult and controversial concerns, which is as it should be—addressing these immense, unresolved challenges will help bring about the greatest good for our field and world. And our readers will also encounter stories—hard, lovely stories that keep their hearts as well as their minds engaged in the work of academic medicine.

We are fortunate to be served by a publication of this richness and range, intention and impact.

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