Published: 10 April 2019
Author(s): Fleur Cohen Aubart, Anaïs Roeser, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Thomas Papo, Jean-Charles Piette
Issue: April 2019
Section: Letter to the Editor

Created in 1958, university hospital centers are French public health institutions linked to a university. They have a triple mission of care, teaching and research. At the same time, the position of hospital-university doctors (defined as medical and scientific personnel exercising full-time university and hospital functions and corresponding to a full or Associate Professor position) was created. The appeal of such hospital-university positions is based on the diversity of work activities (care, teaching and research), the interest in teamwork (hospital, university, and multidisciplinary teams), the possibility of a managerial position (head of department or research team), and a higher remuneration than regular public hospital practice.


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