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Professor Lecturer Track Criteria (Pre 2015)


Individuals advanced to the rank of Professor should be recognized nationally and internationally for achievements made in teaching activities. Promotion to this rank should be based on continuing achievement, but five years in rank as Associate Professor is usually required to reach the necessary levels of excellence in teaching, research, and administration.

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

  • Should demonstrate a continuing commitment to excellence in teaching. Some examples of this commitment are:
    • Mentoring medical students, other students, and residents.
    • Regularly lecturing in the medical student curriculum and/or other academic programs.
    • Regularly lecturing at grand rounds and other local teaching sessions.
    • Developing/directing a regional postgraduate course.
    • Lecturing at regional or national meetings.
  • Should interact with trainees one-on-one in a positive way.
  • Should demonstrate a history of curriculum development and implementation.
  • Should be an accomplished teacher. Some examples of this accomplishment are:
    • Consistently positive 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.

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:

  • Educational reports or studies.
  • Review articles.
  • Textbooks or chapters.
  • Editorial service.
  • Electronic media.
  • Letters to the editor
  • Syllabus materials.
  • Special workshops or laboratories.