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Professor Clinical Track Criteria (Pre 2015)


The individual must be board certified in her/his specialty. He/she should have been in clinical practice for at least 13 years to be eligible for appointment to this rank or have been in the rank of Associate Professor for at least five years to be eligible to be considered for promotion to this rank.  She/he should have demonstrated excellent clinical skills and an interest in teaching to be appointed in this rank or have demonstrated excellent clinical and teaching skills if being promoted to this rank.

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.
    • Lecturing at regional or national meetings.
  • Should interact with trainees one-on-one in a positive way.
  • Should be an accomplished teacher.  Some examples of this accomplishment are:
    • Achieving above average teaching evaluations.
    • Winning a local or national teaching award.
    • Serving as a visiting professor at other institutions.
    • Supervising a training program.

Administration: The individual should have participated in departmental and school policy making by serving on departmental, School of Medicine, hospital, or institutional committees.

Clinical: The individual should be recognized as an authority within his/her specialty.  Some examples of this recognition are:

    1. Being known regionally or nationally as an expert clinician.
    2. Attracting patients from a regional or national area.
    3. Serving as a clinical consultant on a regional or national level.

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.