The Gold Book undergoes periodic revision that reflect changes in academic medicine and the needs of the faculty and the School of Medicine. In 2005 the Committee on the Clinician Educator together with the Medical School Council (now Faculty Senate) updated the Gold Book to explicitly include scholarship in education as a criteria for promotion. In addition, contract periods beyond 6 years at Assistant and Associate Professor were made options for faculty to provide adequate time to advance their scholarship for promotion. These modifications did not represent radical changes for promotion or for contract periods but align the Gold Book with practices at the School of Medicine over the last several years. The 2005 Gold Book changes provide the faculty with more flexibility to achieve their professional goals. The changes in this 2013 Gold Book are minor and address inconsistency in contract periods and termination of contracts. All changes were approved by the Faculty Senate and the Advisory Board of the Medical School.
Janice E. Clements, PhD
Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Faculty Affairs
Vice Dean for Faculty
Johns Hopkins Medicine