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Professor Clinician Scholar Criteria (Pre 2015)

Basic Requirements

Individuals advanced to the rank of Professor should be recognized nationally and internationally for achievements made in scholarly activities, and must also be dedicated academicians. Promotion to this rank should be based on achievements, 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 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:
    • Being known regionally or nationally as an expert clinician.
    • Attracting patients from a regional or national area.
    • Serving as a clinical consultant on a regional or national level.
  • 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 be a leading scholar in his/her field with a national or international reputation.
  • Should have high quality manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals or should have made other equivalent scholarly contributions. 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.
  • Should provide evidence of continuing scholarly productivity, independence and focus.