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Assistant Professor Clinician Scholar Track Criteria (Pre 2015)

Basic Requirements

The individual should have a doctoral degree (MD, Ph.D., or other terminal professional degree) with a minimum of three years of postdoctoral experience plus some demonstrated evidence of scholarly productivity in the form of published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals or other scholarly contributions. The individual should be board certified, if it is possible to attain certification within his/her specialty without practice requirements. Should his/her specialty have practice requirements, board certification can be waived temporarily, but should be attained within two rounds of eligibility.

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

  • Should show a commitment to teaching. Some examples of this commitment are:
    • Lecturing to students and residents.
    • Conducting teaching rounds or small group sessions.
  • Preparing syllabus materials.
  • Should interact with trainees one-on-one in a positive way.
  • Should have a demonstrated ability to develop and present a well-organized lecture or seminar.
  • Should demonstrate the desire to develop as an educator.

Administration: The individual should be willing to serve on departmental, School of Medicine, hospital or institutional committees.

Clinical: The individual:

  • Should be recognized by peers and immediate supervisors as having good-to-excellent clinical skills and performance. Some examples of this recognition are:
    • Peer judgment of the competence and promise of excellence in clinical or professional work.
    • Directing a clinical program.
  • Should devote a minimum of 50 percent of time to clinical activity. (This minimum is a guideline and may be decreased for those individuals who have significant administrative, teaching, or service responsibilities.)

Scholarship: The individual should have demonstrated an ability to conduct basic, applied, or clinical research or to engage in other equivalent scholarly activity. Evidence of this criterion will be derived from the applicant’s publication record, scholarly attainments, and from solicited letters from mentors and colleagues. In evaluating an individuals scholarly attainments an emphasis will be placed on peer-reviewed, hypothesis-testing manuscripts of a basic or clinical nature. However, the review committee may also consider other scholarly contributions when evaluating an individual. Other acceptable scholarly accomplishment includes but is not limited to (in no particular order):

  • Peer reviewed case reports.
  • Review articles.
  • Textbooks or chapters.
  • Editorial service.
  • Electronic media.