Does your time and effort reflect your professional track? Clinical Educator Clinical Scientist (in Percents) RangeAvgRangeAvg Teaching10—653010—5030 Research5—151015—8530 Service30—80605—7540
“The faculty member should have assumed increased responsibility in departmental teaching programs.” Examples: high quality patient rounds, conferences and lectures Evidence: Number of UAMS teaching initiatives and contact hours (seminars, lectures, clinical case conferences, grand rounds) Education activities: participation in local, regional and national education programs will favor promotion Evaluations: where appropriate, should be obtained from medical students, house staff, fellows, graduate students and peers (very important!)
“Research and scholarly achievement are integral features of academic life and are important criteria for appointment or advancement to the rank of Associate Professor.” Examples: publication of scientific articles and participation in national and/or international scientific meetings. Evidence: quality of research and independence of scholarship as judged from the papers is more important than the number of papers Requirements: must be published or ‘in press’. Candidate should be senior author on a number of publications (First/Last, most as first for first promotion) **Note publication does not insure promotion.
Clinical Scientists must have developed skills which support their independent research either through clinical practice and/or research grants. Clinical Educators are encouraged to submit evidence of their scholarship.
“A person nominated for promotion to Associate Professor is expected to have shared in the service load for departmental and university programs.” Diligence and excellence in the care of patients are central considerations (volumes, charges, collections) Time commitment to patient care will vary, but frequently average 50+% Evidence must be presented attesting to the clinical skills of the candidate. Should be addressed by supporting letters from the Department Chairman and from faculty members within the division and the College of Medicine. Patient evaluations. Unique clinical programs which fill defined regional/state needs
Clinicians should assume appropriate administrative activities in the affiliated hospitals and the COM. Evidence of participation and documentation of substantive valuable contribution should be included. Chairmanships of committees, or other evidence of active involvement in administration is important and should be included.
Clinical Scientist “Should have established (be developing) a reputation in the national or international medical/scientific community.” Clinical Scientist and Clinical Educator Evidence Participation in/service to appropriate professional organizations and presentation before national and/or international meetings Board certification in the appropriate discipline and where appropriate, subspecialty certification is expected for promotion.
Must have at least TWO letters which: Are obtained by the Department Chair Are from national authorities in the candidate’s field Are authored by individuals not involved in candidate’s training or employment Are from outside of UAMS Other letters are encouraged but not required
“ Should have established a reputation for their clinical skills in the local and national medical community” should have appropriate specialty and sub- specialty certifications should be a member of and participate in appropriate professional organizations
Must have at least TWO letters of recommendation which: are obtained by the Department Chairman are from faculty within the COM not involved in candidates prior training should attest to the candidate’s delivery of quality clinical care, degree of clinical productivity, and degree of professional recognition within the medical community
Seek a mentor. Discuss your selection with your chair. Be clear and concise. The primary and secondary reviewer will not be in your field of study. You need to make it clear for them. If you know someone who has been on the P&T Committee, ask him/her to critique your binder. If your department has a P&T Committee the P&T Guidelines require the results of their vote be included in your packet. Always solicit for more recommendation letters than you need. This ensures that you have enough great letters back in time to be included in your packet.
Packets are due in to the Office of Faculty Affairs by 4:30pm on Monday October 5, 2009.