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Associate Professor Clinical Track Criteria (Pre 2015)


The individual must be board certified in his/her specialty.  She/he should have been in clinical practice for at least seven years to be eligible for appointment to this rank or have been in the rank of Assistant Professor for at least five years to be eligible to be considered for promotion to this rank (i.e., review for promotion will take place in the sixth year.)  The individual should be recognized as a teacher, mentor, or role model for students and trainees.

Teaching: Using teaching schedules, evaluations, or other materials the individual:

  • Should demonstrate a continuing commitment to teaching.  Some examples of this commitment are:
    • Mentoring medical students, other students, and residents.
    • Lecturing in the medical student curriculum and/or other academic programs.
    • Lecturing at grand rounds and other local teaching sessions.
    • Developing/directing regional postgraduate course.
  • Should interact with trainees one-on-one in a positive way.
  • Should have demonstrated success in teaching.  Some examples of this success are:
    • Achieving above average teaching evaluations.
    • Winning a teaching award.
    • Serving as a visiting professor at other institutions.

Administration: The individual should have competently discharged assignments on departmental, School of Medicine, hospital, or institutional committees.

Clinical: The individual should be recognized by peers, immediate supervisors, and community physicians as having excellent clinical skills and performance.  Some examples of this recognition are:

  • Acting as a consulting physician.
  • Devising a new method or procedure.

Scholarship: The individual should have demonstrated continuing ability and interest in scholarly activity.  Acceptable scholarly accomplishment includes but is not limited to co-authorship or primary contributions to the following, in no particular order:

  • Peer-reviewed manuscripts or case reports.
  • Review articles.
  • Textbooks or chapters.
  • Editorial service.
  • Electronic media.
  • Letters to the editor
  • Syllabus materials.
  • Special workshops or laboratories.
  • Development of evidence based guidelines - must demonstrate clear utilization in academic unit(s)