Marlys M. Mitchell; Professional Development: Clinician to Academician. Am J Occup Ther 1985;39(6):368-373. doi: 10.5014/ajot.39.6.368.
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Drawing on literature from other professions, this paper identifies factors that occupational therapists should consider when making the transition from clinician to academician. It describes the following four stages of a professional career: apprentice, colleague, mentor, and sponsor. Five academic stages of faculty development are also presented. In addition, the work life of a faculty member is delineated.
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