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Promotion and Success


Beyond the School of Medicine
Important clinical observations, clinical research findings, laboratory research, and integrative research in peer-reviewed journals and books noted on the Publications form
  • Objective, up-to date, accurate and balanced command of the field being taught
  • Effective communication skill
  • Documented demonstrations of public accomplishments subject to critical review and analysis of outcomes, and useful to others in the community beyond the School of Medicine
  • Course leadership and design
  • Student, trainee and peer judgments
  • Meritorious publications

Noted in the Teaching Portfolio

  • Professional excellence, integrity, and empathy in treating patients;
  • Election to distinguished medical societies relevant to achievement in the practiced field
  • Application of new knowledge
  • Meritorious publications
Clinical, educational, or scientific program widely recognized as an outstanding model of its kind and/or had a substantial impact on the field
Contribution to administrative, committee, or related activities for the faculty member's department or School of Medicine

Promotion Committee's Considerations

Each scholarship element's contribution is weighted according to the faculty member's academic career path.

Beyond the School of Medicine

  • Awards or prizes for research or service.
  • Presentations at scholarly meetings and conferences.
  • Serving on national scientific advisory boards or study sections.
  • Serving as an officer or on the council of national scholarly organization.
  • Membership in scholarly organizations.
  • Serving on editorial boards. Invited presentations at Universities, Hospitals, etc....
  • Organizing international, national, or regional research or educational meetings.
  • National or international reputation documented by letters of recommendation, leadership in professional societies, and invited talks or invited reviews.
  • Substantive and continuous publication in refereed journals with special emphasis on the quality of original contributions to the field.
  • Role of the faculty member in the execution of the project involved in the publications.
  • Number of authors and the place of the faculty member among the authors.
  • Textbooks or monographs either as sole author or as editor.
  • Chapters in text books.
  • Quality and quantity of contact hours with students, residents, fellows, and attendees of continuing education courses.
  • Educational program director with evidence of learner and program outcomes.
  • Development or direction of new courses or special teaching materials such as video tapes, computer programs, and web sites.
  • Teaching awards.
Research &
  • Grants and contracts obtained as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator, program director, or co-director.
  • Funding from grants and contracts with other principal investigators or program directors.
  • Reputation as a clinician as manifested by referrals and peer review.
  • Number of clinic sessions and patients served.
  • Scope and productivity of clinical practice as compared to peers performing similar services to similar patient populations.
  • Development of a unique or essential clinical program.
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  • Service on various University, School of Medicine, or Department Committees.
  • Serving as a division, program, or section chief.
  • Serving as residency or fellowship director, co-director, or administrator.

Promotion Process

Initiated when a Faculty member requests a formal academic review from their Department Chairperson/Director or Division Director (if applicable) or Dean's Office, and include a complete statement detailing activities.
1Department Chairperson/Director or designees reviews the activity statement with the faculty member to determine whether expectations were met, addressing future expectations and goals focusing on the academic development of the faculty member, and recommends promotion to the appropriate committee below when Blue Book elements and considerations are met.
2Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty (ABMF) Agenda Committee who reviews and submits approved recommendations to the ABMF Committee.Assistant Professor
Dean who reviews and submits approved recommendations to the ABMF and Associate Professor Promotions Committee (APPC).Associate Professor
Dean who reviews and submits approved recommendations to the Professor Promotions Committee (PCC).Professor
3ABMF Agenda Committee reviews and submits approved recommendations to the ABMF Committee.
APPC�reviews and seeks information within/outside the School of Medicine, and reports approved�endorsements to the Dean and ABMF Committee.
PCC Extensively reviews and submits approved recommendation to ABMF Committee.
4ABMF Committee reviews and votes promotion recommendations, and forwards approved promotions to the:
5Dean who notifies faculty memberAssistant and Associate Professors

Trustees of the University for final approval who forwards approved promotion to the Dean, who then notifies the faculty member.

6Faculty members receive summarized review and recommendations document.