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 DEPARTMENTAL CRITERIA FOR CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

 

 DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY

GUIDELINES FOR CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS

 

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR

Initial clinical appointments are usually at the rank of Clinical Instructor. Clinical Instructors are required to have graduated from an approved anesthesiology residency program. Clinical Instructors who have successfully passed their board examinations may be considered for the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor.

 

ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Assistant Clinical Professors must meet the criteria for Clinical Instructor and must be board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.   Assistant Clinical Professors must hold the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor for four years before consideration for promotion to the rank of Associate Clinical Professor is granted.

 

ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Associate Clinical Professors must meet the criteria for an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor and must be at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor for a minimum of four years, combined with evidence of considerable contribution to one or ignore departmental activities.  Associate Clinical Professors must also show consistent evidence of significant contribution to one or more other departmental activities, as defined below. (See Other Types of Departmental Service)

 

CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Clinical Professors must meet the criteria for appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor and must be at the rank of Associate Clinical Professor for six years. Clinical Professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models. They should also demonstrate departmental citizenship, exemplified by such activities as service on committees, attendance at conferences, and support of the academic mission of the Department. Clinical Professors should show consistent evidence of contributions to one or more activities of the Department of Anesthesiology and/or the School of Medicine, as defined below.  (See Other Types of Departmental Service)

 

DISTINGUISHED CLINICAL PROFESSOR

The title Distinguished Clinical Professor is extended to recognize the outstanding contributions of School of Medicine clinical faculty members to their academic disciplines.  Candidates recommended for this rank must fulfill the requirements of a Clinical Professor and must demonstrate exemplary teaching and distinguished scholarship or creative work.   The very nature of the title "Distinguished" implies that there will be a limited number of faculty members who will hold holding this title.  It is intended to signify a select group of clinical faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields, as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

 

EMERITUS STATUS

Upon retirement) a member of the clinical faculty who has given an exemplary service to the Department may be allowed to retain his or her title with the description of “emeritus” or "emerita'' as appropriate.  The emeritus/emerita designation may be given to a clinical faculty member who has held the rank of Clinical Professor or Associate Clinical Professor and who is considered to be a role model for trainees and faculty.

 

Please Note:

Service to the Department Clinical Teaching

Each clinical faculty member is ordinarily expected to contribute services to the Department at least three times per year to quality for promotion. For clinical faculty outside of the Denver Metropolitan Area, special considerations will be made.

 

Other Types of Departmental Service

For all appointments, the Department of Anesthesiology values teaching as the most important activity; however, outstanding contribution to departmental activities may supplement and partially, although not completely, replace teaching. Contributions might include service on departmental committees, community service, coordination of departmental programs, scholarly endeavors including research and publications in anesthesia, career awards and honors, or contributions to regional health care or professional organizations.

 

Past Exceptional Service

There may be special circumstances in which the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology would like to appoint or promote an individual who has had past extensive service to the Department although that individual may not currently be actively participating in the activities of the Department.

 

Previous Appointment

Clinical faculty members who join our clinical faculty having served as a clinical faculty member at another medical school may assume the same faculty rank.   The applicant must be able to document that they have made continuous contributions to the clinical faculty at their previous institution.

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 DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION OR APPOINTMENT ASSOCIATE CLINICAL AND CLINICAL PROFESSOR

  

ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSORS

Should  have  a  minimum  of  five  years of service as Assistant Clinical Professor or its equivalent combined with evidence of considerable contribution to one or more departmental activities. Such activities could include significant participation in medical student education, departmental conferences or similar educational activities, regular participation in departmental clinical activities, or contributions to the department through the Colorado Dermatologic Society or other such organizations.

 

CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Should have a minimum of ten years of service as Associate Clinical Professor or its equivalent, combined with evidence of outstanding contributions to the programs of their department. Clinical Professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models. They should also demonstrate departmental citizenship, exemplified by such activities as service on committees and attendance at conferences. Clinical Professors should make regular and significant contributions to the department which supports the academic mission of the department. These could include contributions to the educational and/or clinical programs of the department in areas including medical student education and/or resident supervision and training.

 

Appointment at this academic level may be considered for those who have demonstrated equivalent contributions in another academic department (i.e., another medical school) and are now being proposed for appointment in this department. However, to be considered for appointment at the level of Clinical Professor, there must be a clear commitment to provide regular and significant contributions to the department.

 

DISTINGUISHED CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Extended to recognize the outstanding contributions of School of Medicine clinical faculty members to their academic disciplines. Candidates recommended for this rank must fulfill the requirement for Clinical Professor above and must demonstrate exemplary teaching as well as distinguished scholarship or creative work.

 

The nature of the title "distinguished" implies that there will be a limited number of faculty holding this title. It is intended that this title be extended to a select group of clinical faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

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 DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

University Of Colorado School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

 

Requirements for consideration of volunteer clinical faculty appointment:

 

 Be in the active clinical practice of emergency medicine

 Board certification (or recent residency training in emergency medicine with requirement for certification within 3 years of training) by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine*

 Significant contribution to the academic mission of the department demonstrated by bedside or classroom teaching of either CU SOM students or EM residents, significant contribution to the emergency medicine student and/or resident didactic program, or be actively involved in emergency medicine research

 

Process:

 All requests for faculty appointment will be submitted to the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, or his designee, with an accompanying cover letter describing contribution to the academic mission and current curriculum vitae.

 Appointments are at the discretion of the Chair and will be reviewed annually and may be withdrawn at any time.

 Appointments will automatically be withdrawn if the faculty member fails to maintain board certification, is no longer involved in education or our research or has unsatisfactory interactions with the department, students or residents.

 

*Board certification may be waved for those scientists not in the active practice of emergency medicine whose primary contribution is research

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine

 

GUIDELINES FOR APPOINTMENT / PROMOTION OF CLINICAL FACULTY

 

Following is a set of criteria for movement from Clinical Instructor through the full Clinical Professor rank.

 

Clinical Instructor Rank

  • An individual who does not have a terminal degree (Ph.D, M.D., etc.)

  •  An individual with a terminal degree, who has completed his training, has less than two years of professional experience and who has not been directly involved in the teaching or supervision of medical students or residents.

 

Senior Clinical Instructor Rank

  • An individual with a terminal degree, who has completed his training at least two years prior, has less than two years of professional experience, less than one year of academic activity, i.e., directly involved in the teaching or supervision of medical students or residents.

  • An individual without a terminal degree with at least two years prior teaching or academic activities.

  •  A family physician who has pursued an administrative career and whose role is of potential benefit to the Department of Family Medicine.

 

Assistant Clinical Professor

  • An individual who has an M.D., Ph.D., or other terminal degree

  •  An individual who has at least two years of professional experience

  • An individual who has taught medical students and/or family medicine residents and indicates a desire to continue to be involved in the teaching or supervision of medical students and/or residents.

  • A family physician who has pursued an administrative career and whose role is of potential benefit to the Department of Family Medicine

 

Associate Clinical Professor

  • An individual who has been in the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor for a minimum of five years

  •  An individual who has been consistently involved in the teaching and/or supervision of medical students and/or residents and plans to continue to teach

  •  An individual who has been and will be involved in other activities such as: community service, medical faculty teaching, CME teaching, managed care Medical Advisory Board and/or Board of Directors or has medical publications.

 

Clinical Professor

  • An individual who has been in the rank of Associate Clinical Professor for at least seven years

  • An individual who has made significant, long-term contributions to clinical service, research, or the teaching and/or supervision of medical students and/or residents.

  • An individual whose contribution to the activities of the University of Colorado School of Medicine or the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine has been outstanding

  • An individual who has been and will be involved in other activities such as: community service, medical faculty teaching, CME teaching, managed care Medical Advisory Board and/or Board of Directors and has medical publications.

 

If an applicant holds a rank elsewhere, it will be customary, but not mandatory, to offer him/her a parallel rank within the Department.

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 DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

 

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Department of Medicine

CLINICAL FACULTY APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS

 

Practitioners who perform volunteer teaching, research or clinical services, and those whose appointments are 50% or less FTE in the Department of Medicine, shall be granted the ranks of Clinical Instructor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, or Clinical Professor, according to the criteria indicated below. Each potential clinical faculty member will be appointed by a Division within the Department corresponding to the Division in which the clinical faculty member interacts. Specific activities of the Division that will be considered in granting appointments and promotions are attached as Appendix I.

 

Clinical Instructor:

Initial clinical appointments will usually be at the rank of Clinical Instructor unless prior teaching accomplishments, research or regional/national medical activities suggest a higher rank.  Clinical faculty applicants who have held faculty appointments at other institutions will be considered for a faculty rank commensurate with the rank they previously held if:

1) they would also qualify for that rank at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; 2) they provide documentation that they have made continuous contributions to the clinical faculty of their previous institution; 3) have the potential to provide significant contributions to the Division, as determined by the Division Head or his/her designate.  Faculty appointed at the rank of Clinical Instructor will be asked to submit a report every two years documenting their contributions to the Division, and these will be reviewed to determine their ongoing eligibility to maintain the rank of Clinical Instructor.

 

Assistant Clinical Professor:

Faculty appointed at the rank of Clinical Instructor, who have an average of two years of service at this rank, and who have fulfilled divisional obligations during this period may be considered for the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor.  Faculty appointed at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor will be asked to submit a report every two years documenting their contributions to the Division, and these will be reviewed to determine their ongoing eligibility to maintain the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor.

 

Associate Clinical Professor: 

Faculty appointed at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor, who have at least four years of service at this rank or its equivalent, and have evidence of excellent contribution to one or more Division activities (as documented by the Division Head or his/her designate), may be considered for the rank of Associate Clinical Professor.  Faculty appointed at the rank of Associate Clinical Professor will be asked to submit a report every four years, documenting their contributions to the Division, and these will be reviewed to determine their ongoing eligibility to maintain the rank of Associate Clinical Professor.

 

Clinical Professor:

Faculty appointed at the rank of Associate Clinical Professor, who have at least 6 years of service at this rank or its equivalent, have evidence of outstanding contributions to Division activities (as documented by the Division Head or his/her designate), and have a local, regional and/or national reputation for outstanding contributions to the practice of their specialization (division), may be considered for the rank of Clinical Professor. Evidence of significant community service or contributions to regional and/or national healthcare organizations along with leadership roles in those areas can also be considered. Faculty appointed at the rank of Clinical Professor will be asked to submit a report every five years, documenting their contributions to the Division, and these will be reviewed to determine their ongoing eligibility to maintain the rank of Clinical Professor.

 

Emeritus Status:

Upon retirement, a member of the clinical faculty who has given outstanding service to the Division and the Department of Medicine may be allowed to retain his/her title with the description Emeritus/Emerita providing the faculty member has rendered service to the Division over a long period of time and is considered by faculty members and peers to be a role model for both trainees and faculty.

APPENDIX I

Clinical Faculty appointments and advancements in the Department of Medicine will be based on demonstration of substantial contributions* to one or more of the following Divisional activities:

 

Teaching:

Teaching medical students, residents, and/or fellows participating in educational programs offered by the Division, including participation in inpatient and outpatient teaching activities, Divisional Grand Rounds, educational symposia organized by the Division, Division Journal Club, or other programs for which the Division is credited.

1.Clinical Activities: Regular participation in clinical programs of the Division, including inpatient and outpatient consultation or care within the University of Colorado Hospital, National Jewish Medical Center, the Denver Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Denver Health Medical Center, Presbyterian Saint Lukes Hospital, Rose Medical Center, or Denver Public Health Department.

2. Research:

Regular participation in research programs of the Division, including active recruitment and referral of patients to research projects, serving as an investigator or investigative site for research projects, regular attendance at research seminars, journal clubs and meetings, submission of proposals for research projects, active participation on protocol or manuscript teams, and mentoring research fellows.

3.Other Scholarly Activities:

Evidence of other scholarly activities on behalf of the Division, including lecturing, publishing manuscripts, contributing to book chapters, serving on hospital or medical school committees, etc. as an acknowledged representative of the appropriate Division.

 

* Substantial contributions will determined by each Division. In general, teaching for 4weeks/ year, at least every other year (or the equivalent), or regular participation in the educational activities of the Division will be required.

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY

CRITERIA FOR NEUROLOGY CLINICAL FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

 

The clinical faculty member must provide a minimum of 16 hours during the academic year (July through June).  Additional hours may count for promotion.  Listed below are the teaching activities and their associated "points".  Twelve of 16 hours must come from any combination of these activities:

 

Activities                                                                                Hours/Session

Student Seminar Leader                                                                      2

Wednesday UH Clinic, VMMC Clinic, DHMC Clinic                4

Ward attending                                                                                   3

EMG/NCV Lab Testing                                                                     3

Grand Rounds                                                                                     4

 

Additional credit could come from the following:

Present abstract/paper at scientific meeting                                       10

Publish paper                                                                                       16

 

Clinical Instructor

This category of appointment should apply to neurologists who are either requesting appointment immediately following their residency or in their first year of service to the department.  Exceptions should be only those persons who have some special expertise or contribution they are making to the department that more aptly qualifies them for the Assistant Clinical Professor level.  The term of service should be one year. The appointment should be reviewed at the end of that year and a decision made about reappointment or advancement to Assistant Clinical Professor.

 

Assistant Clinical Professor

Appointees at this level should have at least one year of service as an instructor or some equivalent experience, fellowship, special training, or expertise that sets them apart from a person who has just completed his/her residency training . The term of appointment should be three years.  The appointee should be reviewed at that time and be either reappointed or promoted to Associate Clinical Professor.

 

Associate Clinical Professor

Appointees should -have at least five years of service at the Assistant Clinical Professor level, or comparable experience or performance at another University­ related program.  They should also show evidence of considerable contribution to one or more departmental activities, as stated in the Faculty Rules.  The appointment should be reviewed every four years, at which time most persons would be reappointed at this level.

 

Clinical Professor

 Appointees should have a minimum of six years of service as an Associate Clinical Professor of its equivalent and should have made outstanding contributions to the department.  Clinical professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models.  They should also demonstrate departmental citizenship, exemplified by such activities as service on committees, attendance at conferences, and support of the academic mission of the department.  The appointment should be reviewed every five or six years.  The person should then be retained or may, be dropped from the faculty.

 

Distinguished Clinical Professor

 This title is extended to recognize the outstanding contributions of School of Medicine Clinical Faculty members to their academic disciplines. Candidates recommended for this rank must fulfill the requirements for Clinical Professor and must demonstrate:

 

1.       Exemplary teaching; and

2.       Distinguished scholarship or creative work.

 

The very nature of the title "distinguished" implies that there will be a limited number of faculty holding this title.  It is intended to. signify a select group of clinical faculty who are leaders in their respective fields,· as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY

 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY

Guidelines for Appointment / Promotion of Clinical Faculty

Practitioners who perform volunteer teaching, research or clinical services, and those whose appointments are less than full-time in the Department of Neurosurgery, shall be granted the ranks of Clinical Instructor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, or Clinical Professor, according to the criteria indicated below. Specific activities of the Department will be considered in granting appointments and promotions are attached as Appendix A.

 

Exceptions may be considered upon review of credentials.

 

Following is a set of criteria for movement from Clinical Instructor through the full Clinical Professor rank. Faculty going through promotion in the clinical faculty ranks will be reviewed at the department level by the Department Promotions Committee, and at the School of Medicine level by the School of Medicine Clinical Faculty Promotion Committee.

 

All appointments to the clinical faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery require active, ongoing participation in one or more of the academic missions of the department—teaching, research, clinical service or community service.

 

If an individual holds a rank elsewhere, it will be customary, but not mandatory, to offer a parallel rank within the Department.

 

The criteria below are to be used as a guideline. Divisions may choose to be more formal or restrictive than these guidelines.

 

Clinical Instructor

No terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc.)

Two years or more professional experience

Some direct involvement in teaching or supervising medical students, residents or other trainees

Terminal degree and has completed training

Less than one year professional experience

No direct involvement in teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

 

Senior Clinical Instructor

No terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc.)

Two years or more professional experience

Two years or more teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

Terminal degree and has completed training

Less than two years professional experience

Some direct involvement in teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

 

Assistant Clinical Professor

Terminal degree and has completed training

Two years or more professional experience

Two years or more teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

 

Associate Clinical Professor

Any length of appointment at the regular faculty rank of Associate Professor, at this or another medical institution

 

One year or more at the regular faculty rank of Assistant Professor, at this or another medical institution

Five years at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor at this or another medical institution

 

Clinical Professor

Any length of appointment at the regular faculty rank of Professor, at this or another medical institution

Two years or more at the regular faculty rank of Associate Professor, at this or another medical institution

Seven years at the rank of Associate Clinical Professor at this or another medical institution

 

APPENDIX A

 

Clinical Faculty appointments and advancements in the Department of Neurosurgery will be based on demonstration of substantial contributions to one or more of the following Department activities:

 

Teaching: 

Teaching medical students, residents, and/or fellows participating in educational programs offered by the Department, including participation in inpatient and outpatient teaching activities, educational symposia organized by the Department, or other programs for which the Department is credited.

 

Clinical Activities:

Regular participation in clinical programs of the Department, including inpatient and outpatient consultation or care within the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, or Denver Health Medical Center.

 

Research: 

Regular participation in research programs of the Department, including active recruitment and referral of patients to research projects, serving as an investigator or investigative site for research projects, regular attendance at research seminars, journal clubs and meetings, submission of proposals for research projects, active participation on protocol or manuscript teams, and mentoring research fellows.

 

Other Scholarly Activities:

Evidence of other scholarly activities on behalf of the Department, including lecturing, publishing manuscripts, contributing to book chapters, serving on hospital or medical school committees, etc., as an acknowledged representative of the Department of Neurosurgery.

 

Participation in the following department activities is considered:

1.      Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

2.      Monthly M&M Conference Resident Education Conferences Journal Club

3.      Medical Student Oral Exams

4.      Ward rounds with medical students and residents

5.      AHEC students perform “clerkship” in regional hospital/clinic with clinical faculty member(s) Preceptorships

6.      Other scholarly activity – research, awards, honors, etc.

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Appointments to the Clinical Faculty

 

This memorandum outlines the policies and procedures that govern appointment and promotion of clinical faculty members.  There are more than 2,900 active members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM) clinical faculty.  These practicing physicians and other health professionals contribute In important ways to the educational programs of the School of Medicine.  The SOM appreciates their contributions and is able to provide recognition by granting them appointments to the ranks of Clinical Instructor, Senior Clinical Instructor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor or Clinical Professor.  On occasion, the title of Distinguished Clinical Professor is also awarded; a Distinguished Clinical Professor has made outstanding contributions to the teaching and academic programs of his or her department and has also demonstrated exemplary teaching and distinguished scholarship or creative work. 

 

The general criteria for appointment or promotion to each rank are outlined in the School of Medicine Rules (see http://www.uchsc.edu/sm/sm/offac.rules.2004.html).  Each department must define specific guidelines for promotion to each clinical rank within these general rules and must communicate these guidelines in writing to the clinical faculty in the department and to the School’s Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments and Promotions.

 

An Overview of the Procedures 

Recommendations for appointment or promotion must originate within one of the departments of the SOM.  The first step is for the department Chair and the departmental advisory committee to consider the applicant’s experience and credentials and his or her expected contributions to the department’s academic programs.

 

For appointments at the ranks of Clinical Instructor, Senior Clinical Instructor and Assistant Clinical Professor, review by the SOM Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments and Promotions is not necessary.  After departmental review, the Department should prepare the Faculty Recommendation Form (FRF) and submit this to the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Dean’s Office.  The recommendation will be forwarded to the Executive Committee and Chancellor for approval.

 

For appointments or promotions to the ranks of Associate Clinical Professor, Professor or Distinguished Clinical Professor, a complete dossier must be prepared and submitted to the School’s Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments and Promotions. 

There are no specific deadlines for submission of the dossier, as this committee meets approximately quarterly and even considers some applications via email and electronic “conferencing.” 

The committee reviews and discusses each candidate’s dossier prior to voting “for” or “against” appointment or promotion.  The Committee forwards its recommendations to the School’s Executive Committee for approval, prior to final action by the Chancellor. 

Please submit the original plus 10 copies of a complete dossier for each candidate for appointment or promotion.  Each dossier must include a letter of support from the department chair, outlining the clinician’s qualifications for the proposed rank and his contributions (recent and expected) to the educational and academic activities of the department.  A current curriculum vitae, C.V. Abstract, teaching evaluations and outside letters of support are also expected.  Please refer to the “Dossier Checklist” for important information (http://www.uchsc.edu/sm/sm/offac.srclinical.htm).

 

Occasionally, a member of the full-time regular faculty, upon retirement, wishes to continue to provide service to the SOM as a clinical faculty member.  In this circumstance, the SOM provides a streamlined approval process.  The department chair should submit, on behalf of the candidate, a current curriculum vitae and C.V. Abstract, along with a letter from the department chair.  The chair’s letter should describe the candidate’s qualifications for the proposed rank, length of service to the School, quality and quantity of teaching and, looking forward, expected contributions to the department.

 

For more information about appointments to the Clinical Faculty of the School of Medicine, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs. 

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR COMMUNITY-BASED FACULTY APPOINTMENT, REAPPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION

 

University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology,

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

Appointment Criteria:

  1. Attainment of professional degree (e.g., M.D., D.O.)appropriate for clinical faculty appointment.

  2. Satisfactory completion of training and experience appropriate for clinical faculty appointment.

  3. Unrestricted licensure for the practice of Medicine or other professional activity in the State of Colorado.

  4. For ophthalmologists, certification through the American Board of Ophthalmology or American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology following satisfactory completion of an accredited United States residency training program.  Recent graduates of U.S. residency programs who are Board Eligible may be considered at the discretion of the Chair.

  5. Completion of application for Clinical Faculty Appointment in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology.

  6. Interviews with two faculty members.

  7. Letters of recommendation from three peer professionals with whom there has been significant recent professional interaction.  For ophthalmologists who have completed training within the past five years, a fourth letter is required from the Director of the Residency program attended by the applicant.

  8. Possession of personal and professional skills and ethics appropriate for service as a role model to medical students, residents, fellows, staff physicians and other staff members. Compliance with American Academy of Ophthalmologist’s “Ethics Policies.”

  9. Willingness to participate in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology teaching program and related academic activities in accordance with policies and procedures of the applicable institutions.

  10. Initial appointments will be made at the level of Clinical Instructor unless, at the discretion of the Chair, a candidate can document significant prior academic/teaching experience.

  11. Attainment of unrestricted hospital privileges at University of Colorado Health Science Center and appropriate affiliate institutions, as well as appropriate membership in U.P.I.

  12. Appointments generally are not considered until the candidate has been in practice for one year in Colorado.

 

 

Maintenance Criteria:

  1. Maintenance of a position on the staff at University Hospital and, if applicable, at least one of the hospitals in the University of Colorado Health Sciences affiliate hospital training program.

  2. Maintenance of unrestricted licensure for the practice of Medicine or other professional activity in the State of Colorado. Any changes in Medical /Professional license status must be reported to the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology within 60 days of the change.

  3. Demonstration of consistent teaching at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center or affiliated teaching hospitals.  On average, one half day per month is required of all clinical faculty.  Community-based faculty who practice out of the Denver-Boulder corridor may fulfill this service requirement with six half-days per year.  This service requirement may be modified at the discretion of the Chair with other significant teaching activities.

  4. Attendance at two educational/teaching conferences (Friday 7 AM Grand Rounds (September through June), Wednesday 7 AM Conference (year round), Annual Symposium, Alumni Day) is required. Community-based faculty who practice outside the Denver/Boulder corridor are required to attend one educational/teaching conference per year. 

  5. Evaluation by the Clinical Faculty Promotions Committee for continuation of appointed position, consideration of promotion, or deletion by due process.

 

Appointment/Reappointment/Promotion Process:

  1. Initial appointment is by approval of the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology Clinical Committee and by approval via additional review and process by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

  2. Annual reappointment and/or promotion are by approval of the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology Clinical Faculty Promotions Committee and by approval via additional review and process by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

 

General Promotion Criteria:

  1. Tangible contributions in more than one area of academic life of the University Of Colorado Department Of Ophthalmology.

  2. Demonstration of outstanding activity in the teaching aspects of the Ophthalmology program. Specifically this would include:

    1. attendance and participation in teaching conferences,

    2. attendance at Grand Rounds,

    3. staffing of resident surgery,

    4. staffing of clinics, assistance of residents in publication of papers and/or presentations to regional or national meetings,

    5. lectures to residents, medical students and/or nursing personnel,

    6. preceptorship of medical students, and

    7. assisting residents with research activities.

  3. Service to the University of Colorado Department, affiliated hospitals, University of Colorado School of Medicine and/or University.

  4. Contributions to community or national groups.

  5. Demonstration of scholarly activity, such as publications of clinical or basic science research.

 

Exceptions and Amendments:

Exceptions or amendments to the above criteria and procedures may be made by the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology Clinical Committee with a two-thirds vote of the members at a meeting with a quorum present.

 

OPHTHALMOLOGY COMMUNITY-BASED FACULTY

 

Criteria for Promotion to Assistant Clinical Professor

The criteria for promotion to the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor are: 

 

  1. Service as a Clinical Instructor for a minimum of three years. 

  2. Active participation in the educational programs of residents and/or medical       students during this period of time.  These activities may take the form of active supervision of residents in the clinics or in the operating room and/or participation in the didactic lectures and programs to residents and medical students.

  3. A contribution to departmental, hospital, community or national organizations is valuable.

  4. Participation in clinical or basic research programs is valuable.

 

 

Criteria for Promotion to Associate Clinical Professor

The criteria for promotion to the rank of Associate Clinical Professor are:

 

Meet all requirements for appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

  1. Distinguished service in the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology as an Assistant Clinical Professor for a minimum of five years.

  2. Active participation in the educational programs of residents and/or medical students during this period.  Demonstrated qualities in teaching residents in diagnostic and clinical skills of ophthalmology.

  3. Contributions to the community, sight saving groups, serving on editorial staff of ophthalmology journals, serving on various hospital committees, national ophthalmology committees, etc.  

  4. Contributions to the literature or to national educational programs, development of new diagnostic or therapeutic techniques including surgery, or grant awards.

 

 

Criteria for Promotion to Clinical Professor

Clinical professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models.  They should also demonstrate departmental citizenship, exemplified by such activities as service on committees, attendance at conferences, and support of the academic mission of the department.

 

The criteria for promotion to the rank of Clinical Professor are:

Meet all requirements for appointment as Associate Clinical Professor.

  1. Distinguished service to the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology for a minimum of six years as an Associate Clinical Professor.

  2. Active participation in the educational programs of residents an/or medical students during this period.  Outstanding qualities in teaching residents in diagnostic and clinical skills of ophthalmology.

  3. Service on committees of the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology; University Hospital and/or affiliated hospitals, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and/or University of Colorado.

  4. Contributions to community, state, or national organizations, such as sight saving groups, hospital committees, public school sight education programs, ophthalmologic organizations, and/or NIH committees.

  5. Interdisciplinary contributions (research, education, clinical consultations, etc.) to other departments and hospital services.  

  6. Nationally recognized scholarly achievements, including publications, contributions to advancement of Ophthalmological sciences, service on editorial boards, service on national educational societies, presentations at national meetings etc.

  

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS

Department of orthopaedics

university of colorado health sciences center

 

Criteria for Clinical Faculty Appointments and Promotions

 

A clinical appointment carries the esteem of a formal association with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The basis for granting or renewing an appointment is the direct involvement in one or more departmental programs. The Orthopaedic Department's Appointment and Promotion Committee will only consider candidates who have received approval from the director of at least one service within the department. No appointment will be made without the department chairman's approval. All appointments will be limited to two years. Renewal of appointments will be based on past participation levels and current departmental needs.

Annually, all clinical faculty members must provide a minimum of fifty hours of direct service to the department. Each clinical faculty member will be assigned to one or more service within the department. The service director for each area is responsible for the assignment of clinical faculty responsibilities and the assessment of performance.

Among the activities that may qualify a candidate for a clinical faculty appointment are:

·         Coverage of clinical services

·         Active participation in resident, medical student or fellowship rotations/

·         Didactic teaching of medical students or residents

·         Contribution to research projects

 

In addition the clinical faculty member is encouraged to:

·         Attend journal club meetings, hosted by his/her assigned service Attend grand rounds related to his/her assigned service

·         Participate in grand rounds presentations, as requested

·         Be available for second opinion consultations, with minimal administrative barriers

 

The definition given in the rules of the School of Medicine provide a template for determining appointment to the clinical faculty:

"Practitioners or other professionals who perform volunteer teaching, research or clinical services and whose appointment are less than full time," if they demonstrate significant accomplishments in teaching of residents, research or have a nationally recognized contribution in the area of orthopaedics, the initial rank shall be that of clinical instructor or assistant clinical professor, depending upon the degree of clinical experience accumulated subsequent to the completion of professional education. Examples of this would be supervision of clinical activities with residents and students as well as teaching and/or supervision and contributions to research activities by or including orthopaedic residents. The rank of clinical associate professor would normally be based on combined evidence of considerable contribution in one or more departmental activities and/or based on regional or national recognition of clinical and scholarly activities. Scholarly activities would include publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentation(s) at national meetings and/or local involvement in Department of Orthopaedic sponsored symposia, grand rounds, or courses.

The promotion of clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor could be achieved with continued "significant" level of involvement in the clinical activities and/or education of residents from the Department of Orthopaedics for a period of at least four years. Promotion criteria for clinical professor includes a minimum of six additional years contribution to clinical teaching, supervision of scholarly activities, as well as recognition of outstanding achievements in the area of clinical and/or basic science research in orthopaedic surgery. From the rules of the School of Medicine, "clinical professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models, and demonstrate departmental citizenship exemplified by such activities as service on committees, attendance at conferences, and support of the academic mission in the department."

It is the opinion of the Clinical Faculty committee that criteria for selection, promotion, and retention should be available to candidates for appointment to clinical faculty ranks. A yearly review of the contributions should be performed by the appointed full-time Clinical Faculty committee. Clinical faculty should provide the Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, yearly, with an updated curriculum vitae or abstract, delineating scientific contributions, publications, attendance at clinical activities, conferences, etc., that demonstrate continued participation in departmental activities. Failure to provide updated information or request reappointment might result in termination of -clinical faculty status. It should be the responsibility of the Department of Orthopaedics to monitor the status of the clinical appointments, requests for reappointment, promotional eligibility, and notify the Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, of any changes and recommendations. Selection for promotion should be based upon the recommendations of the Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, to the Dean, School of Medicine, and should utilize accepted University of Colorado pathways.

This document presents the usual minimal criteria for appointments and promotions at each level of clinical appointment, it is important to recognize that meeting or exceeding these minimal criteria does not, in and of itself, guarantee promotion.  It is also recognized that the goal of the criteria is to insure excellence at each level, and therefore, in very unusual and exceptional cases, elements of the specific criteria will be reduced only by overwhelming excellence in another part of the standard. An unlimited number of clinical faculty appointments is not recommended by the Clinical Faculty, committee as it is recognized that there is a limit to the amount of available clinical, research and teaching work. Recognition of excellence in clinical teaching and research in Orthopaedic Surgery by appointment of clinical faculty rank will augment the capability and ability of the Department of Orthopaedics in accomplishing its mission of excellence in patient care, education, and research.

Primary criteria for appointment and promotion will be demonstrated excellence in service, or clinical care, teaching, and basic or clinical research. When appropriate, complet:8n of an approved orthopaedic surgery residency, eligibility for participation in the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certification process (or certification), state medical licensure, malpractice insurance requirement completion, and hospital privileges should be demonstrable.

MINIMAL CRITERIA FOR ASSIST ANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR

This title is for faculty who have shown promise for, and a commitment to education.

·         Minimum of 3 reviewed principal author papers on original research, exclusive of case reports and reviews.

·         Excellent service or clinical skills

·         Excellent teaching skills

 

MINIMAL CRITERIA FOR AS SOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Appointment to Associate Clinical Professor is reserved for faculty who have demonstrated scholarship, clinical excellence, and the assumption of key roles in the department by an appropriate combination of: 1) excellence in teaching,. 2) excellence in research, as judged by meritorious scientific publications, 3) promise of continued research productivity, 4) outstanding service or clinical skills, and 5) academic leadership, both locally and nationally.

 

·         Highly developed areas of research interest, with a history of research support.

·         Minimum of 10 peer-reviewed publications, the quality of which will be a primary determinant of the candidate's research achievements. The four most important first author/senior author publications will be reviewed for evidence of original and significant scholarship. Recognition of scholarly achievements outside the University of Colorado will be required for appointment to Associate Clinical Professor.

·         Evidence of excellence in teaching based on excellence in three or more of the following categories:

§  evaluation by medical students

·         evaluation by residents

·         teaching awards

§  special teaching material such as books, chapters, tapes, or computer material.

§  lecture outside of the University of Colorado

§  grants for development of teaching programs

§  participation as post-graduate program faculty

 

 

Evidence of excellence in clinical practice and/or administration, based on excellence in two or more of the following categories:

·         patient volumes

·         referral patterns

·         positions in professional societies

·         sub-speciality certificates

·         examiner for a specialty board

·         significant participation on departmental committees and administration.

 

MINIMAL CRITERIA FOR CLINICAL PROFESSOR

The title of Clinical Professor is reserved for faculty members who have attained extraordinary national and international eminence in their chosen field. The qualifications are the same as those for appointment to Associate Clinical Professor, but evidence of much greater and seminal scholarly accomplishments is required, usually more than 25 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

 

·         continuing publication  of  outstanding  original  and  innovative  research findings, and/or important clinical applications of basic science.

·         key individual in research and/or clinical training-education,  with  active participation in the department's educational program.

·         demonstrated leadership capabilities locally and nationally.

·         national and international reputation as evidenced by memberships in study sections editorial board advisory groups, prestigious professional societies, etc., and awards prizes and other notable academic achievements, as well as recognition for superior accomplishments in orthopaedic surgery.

 
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 DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Guidelines for Appointment / Promotion of Clinical Faculty

 

Practitioners who perform volunteer teaching, research or clinical services, and those whose appointments are less than full-time in the Department of Otolaryngology, shall be granted the ranks of Clinical Instructor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Professor, Distinguished Clinical Professor, and Emeritus according to the criteria indicated below.  Specific activities of the Department that will be considered in granting and retaining appointments and promotions are attached as Appendix A. Exceptions may be considered upon review of credentials.

 

Following is a set of criteria for movement from Clinical Instructor through the full Clinical Professor rank. Faculty going through promotion in the clinical faculty ranks will be reviewed at the department level by the Department Promotions Committee and at the School of Medicine level by the School of Medicine Clinical Faculty Promotion Committee.

 

All appointments to the clinical faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology require ongoing participation in one or more of the academic missions of the department--teaching, research, clinical service, or community service.

 

The criteria below are to be used as a guideline.

Clinical Instructor

1. No terminal graduate degree

Two years or more professional experience

Some direct involvement in teaching or supervising medical students, residents or other trainees

2. Terminal graduate degree (PhD, MD, Aud, etc.)

Minimum of one year professional experience

Some direct involvement in teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

 

Assistant Clinical Professor

1. Terminal degree and has completed appropriate training

Three years or more professional experience

Three years or more teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

2. Service as a Clinical Instructor for a minimum of three years

3. Active participation in the educational programs of residents and/or medical students during this period of time.  These activities may take the form of active supervision of

residents in the clinics or in the operating room and/or participation in the didactic lectures and programs to residents and medical students.

4. Contribution to departmental, hospital, community or national organizations is valuable.

5. Participation in clinical and basic research programs is valuable.

 

Associate Clinical Professor

1. Meet all requirements for appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

2. Five years or more at the regular faculty rank of Assistant Professor, at this or another medical institution.

3. Distinguished service in the University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology as an Assistant Clinical Professor for a minimum of seven years.

4. Active participation in the educational programs of residents and/or medical students during this period.

5. Contributions to the community, serving on editorial staff of journals, serving on various hospital committees, national otolaryngology committees, etc.

6. Contributions to the literature or to national educational programs, development of new diagnostic or therapeutic techniques including surgery, or grant awards.

 

Clinical Professor

Clinical professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models. They should also demonstrate departmental citizenship, exemplified by such activities as service on committees, attendance at conferences, and support of the academic mission of the department.

1. Meet all requirements for appointment as Associate Clinical Professor.

2. Five years or more at the regular faculty rank of Associate Professor, at this or another medical institution.

3. Seven years at the rank of Associate Clinical Professor at this or another medical institution.

4. Distinguished service to the University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology for a minimum of seven years as an Associate Clinical Professor.

5. Active participation in the educational programs of residents and/or medical students during this period.  Outstanding qualities in teaching residents in diagnostic and clinical skills of Otolaryngology.

6. Service on committees of the University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology; University Hospital and/or affiliated hospitals, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and/or University of Colorado.

7. Contributions to community, state, or national organizations, hospital committees, organizations, and/or NIH committees.

8. Interdisciplinary contributions (research, education, clinical consultations, etc.) to other departments and hospital services.

9. Nationally recognized scholarly achievements, including publications, contributions to advancement of Otolaryngological sciences, service on editorial boards, service on national educational societies, presentations at national meetings etc.

 

Distinguished Clinical Professor

The title Distinguished Clinical Professor is extended to recognize the outstanding contributions of University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology, Clinical Faculty members.  Candidates recommended for this rank must fulfill the requirements for Clinical Professor and must demonstrate:

 

1. Exemplary teaching.

2. Distinguished scholarship or creative work.

 

The very nature of the title "Distinguished" implies that there will be a limited number of faculty holding this title. It is intended to signify a select group of clinical faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields, as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

 

Emeritus or Emerite Status

Upon retirement, a member of the clinical faculty who has given exemplary service to the University of Colorado School of Medicine may be allowed to retain his/her title with the description of "Emeritus" or "Emerite," respectively. The Emeritus/Emerite designation may be given to those University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology, clinical faculty members who hold the academic rank of Professor and who have rendered 20 or more years of exemplary service to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The recommendation for this status should originate from the Chair, who will forward the recommendation to the Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments and Promotions for consideration. This Committee will transmit its recommendation to the Executive Committee. There may be other special circumstances in which it is deemed fitting to award clinical faculty with the designation of "Emeritus" or "Emerite." In such cases, the recommendation with appropriate justification will be transmitted to the Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments and Promotions for its consideration.

APPENDIX A

 

Clinical Faculty appointments and promotion in the Department of Otolaryngology will be based on demonstration of substantial contributions to one or more of the following Departmental activities. Substantial is defined as participation and/or teaching equaling 12 credits per year where one hour of participation equals one credit and one hour of direct teaching equals 4 credits.

 

1. Teaching: Teaching medical students, residents, and/or fellows participating in educational programs offered by the Department.

2. Clinical Activities: Participation in clinical programs of the Department, including inpatient and outpatient consultation or care within the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, or Denver Health Medical Center.

3. Research: Participation in research programs of the Department, including active recruitment and referral of patients to research projects, serving as an investigator or investigative site for research projects, regular attendance at research seminars, journal clubs and meetings, submission of proposals for research projects, active participation on protocol or manuscript teams, and mentoring research fellows.

4. Other Scholarly Activities: Participation in other scholarly activities on behalf of the Department, including lecturing, publishing manuscripts, contributing to book chapters, serving on hospital or medical school committees, etc., as an acknowledged representative of the Department of Otolaryngology.

5. Additional Activities: Participation in inpatient and outpatient teaching activities, and educational symposia organized by the Department of Otolaryngology including the following:

Grand Rounds

Otolaryngology Journal Clubs

Resident Educational Conferences

Resident Oral Exams

Sponsoring AHEC student clerkship with clinical faculty member

Preceptorships (medical student, resident)

Tumor Board

Resident Research Day

 

 

Exceptions and Amendments:

Exceptions or amendments to the above criteria and procedures may be made by the University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology Clinical Committee with a two-thirds vote of the members at a meeting with a quorum present.

 

Appointment/Reappointment/Promotion Process:

1. Initial appointment is by approval of the University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology Clinical Committee and by approval via additional review and process by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

2. Annual Reappointment and/or promotion are by approval of the University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology Clinical Faculty Promotions Committee and for promotions by additional review and process by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

GUIDELINES FOR CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

 

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR

Initial clinical appointments are usually at the rank of Clinical Instructor. If the individual is a physician, he or she should be board eligible or board certified.  If the individual is not a physician, he or she should have either a terminal degree or be trained and licensed as applicable to the specific discipline. This might be waived for individuals who have some special expertise. Typically, appointments at the Clinical Instructor level will be reviewed after two years. Clinical Instructors who have fulfilled their clinical teaching obligations (see Clinical Teaching below) may be considered for promotion to the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor.

ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Assistant Clinical Professors must meet the criteria for Clinical Instructor and must have held the rank of Clinical Instructor for a minimum of two years. They must also provide satisfactory documentation of clinical teaching on behalf of the Department of Pediatrics (see Clinical Teaching below).

ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Associate Clinical Professors must meet the criteria for appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor and must have held the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor for a minimum of four years. In addition, Associate Clinical Professors must demonstrate excellence in clinical teaching (see Clinical Teaching below). Associate Clinical Professors might also show consistent evidence of significant contribution to one or more other departmental activities, as defined below (see Other Types of Departmental Service below).

CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Clinical Professors must meet the criteria for appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor and must have held the rank of Associate Clinical Professor for six years. Clinical Professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models (see Clinical Teaching below). Clinical Professors should have made some recognized significant contributions to the practice of medicine, pediatrics, or child advocacy. Clinical Professors should show consistent evidence of contributions to one or more other activities of the Department of Pediatrics and/or the School of Medicine, as defined below (see Other Types of Departmental Service below).

DISTINGUISHED CLINICAL PROFESSOR

The title Distinguished Clinical Professor is extended to recognize the outstanding contributions of School of Medicine Clinical Faculty members to their academic disciplines. Candidates recommended for this rank must fulfill the requirements for Clinical Professor above and must demonstrate:

1. Exemplary teaching; and

2. Distinguished scholarship or creative work.

The very nature of the title "Distinguished" implies that there will be a limited number of faculty holding this title. It is intended to signify a select group of clinical faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields , as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

 

EMERTIS STATUS

Upon retirement a member of the clinical faculty who has given an exemplary service to the Department may be allowed to retain his or her title with the description of "emeritus" or "emerita" as appropriate. The emeritus/emerita designation may be given to clinical faculty who have held the rank of Clinical Professor for a minimum of twenty years and who are considered to be a role model for trainees and faculty.

 

Please Note:                                                                                                                                                   

·   Service to the Department

Clinical Teaching

Each clinical faculty member is ordinarily expected to provide 32 hours of service to the Department per year to qualify for promotion. For clinical faculty outside of the Denver metropolitan area, special considerations will be made.

Clinical teaching may be done in any of the training programs sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics. Teaching at institutions other than those served by the University of Colorado will be recognized; however, teaching cannot exclusively be done in non-university programs.

 

· Other Types of Departmental Service

For all appointments, the Department of Pediatrics values teaching as the most important activity, however, outstanding contribution to departmental activities may supplement and partially, although not completely, replace teaching. Contributions might include service on departmental committees, community service on behalf of children, coordination of departmental programs, scholarly endeavors including research and publications in pediatrics, career awards and honors, or contributions to regional health care or professional organizations.

 

· Past Exceptional Service

There may be special circumstances in which the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics would like to appoint or promote an individual who has had past extensive service to the Department although that individual may not currently be actively participating in the activities of the Department.

 

•Previous Appointment

Clinical faculty members who join our clinical faculty having served as a clinical faculty member at another medical school may assume the same faculty rank. The applicant must be able to document that they have made continuous contributions to the clinical faculty at their previous institution

 

· CHA/PA-C's and other mid-level practitioners are welcome to become members of the clinical faculty.

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Purpose:

Outline the requirements and procedures regarding appointments and promotions within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for clinical faculty.

 

Policy:

The Department Chair must recommend appointments and reappointments for clinical faculty. The Department Clinical Faculty Affairs Committee (DCFAC) must review and approve clinical faculty promotions, appointments and reappointments. For promotions the DCFAC will review the materials and make a recommendation to the Department Chair. The Chair will review the materials and either support or decline the request. Following the Chair’s recommendation the packet will be submitted to the School of Medicine Promotions Committee.

 

Definitions as defined in the Rules of the School of Medicine:

Practitioners or other professionals who perform volunteer teaching, research or clinical services, and those whose appointments are less than half time shall be granted the ranks of Clinical Instructor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, or Clinical Professor.  Unless they demonstrate accomplishments in teaching, research or national health care activities at the time their association with the School of Medicine begins, members of the clinical faculty should begin at the rank of Clinical Instructor, depending upon the degree of experience they have accumulated subsequent to completion of their professional training.

 

Associate Clinical Professors should have a minimum of four yearsservice as Assistant Clinical Professor or its equivalent, combined with evidence of considerable contribution to one or more departmental activities.

 

Clinical Professors should have a minimum of six years service as Associate Clinical Professor or its equivalent, combined with evidence of outstanding contributions to the programs of their department. Clinical Professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models. They should also demonstrate departmental citizenship, exemplified by such activities as service on committees, attendance at conferences, and support of the academic mission of the department.

 

The title Distinguished Clinical Professor is extended to recognize the outstanding contributions of School of Medicine faculty members to their academic disciplines. Candidates recommended for this rank must fulfill the requirements for Clinical Professor above and must demonstrate:

 

1.           Exemplary teaching; and

2.           Distinguished scholarship or creative work.

 

The very nature of the title “distinguished” implies that there will be a limited number of faculty holding this title. It is intended to signify a select group of clinical faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields, as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

 

Each department must define specific guidelines for promotion to each clinical rank within these general rules. These guidelines must be communicated in writing to the clinical faculty of the department and will be made available to the Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments.

 

Appointments at the level of Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Professor, and Distinguished Clinical Professor are reviewed and approved by the Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments prior to submission to the Executive Committee for action. All such appointments and promotions must be approved by the Department Chair and departmental committee reviewing such appointments/ promotions prior to submission to the Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments.

 

For special faculty titles and Emeritus/Emerita status requires please reference the Rules of the School of Medicine.

 

Departmental Definitions:

Appointments to the Clinical (volunteer or less than 50% time) Faculty of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are meant to recognize individuals who are involved in teaching, supervision, research, administrative, and service activities on behalf of the Department, School of Medicine, and University of Colorado Denver. Appointments will also recognize a high standard of clinical practice.

 

Appointments, Reappointments and Review

Nominations for initial appointments can originate from either clinical or primary faculty. Review for reappointment of clinical faculty will occur in a 2-year cycle in which reviews are staggered so that approximately one-third of the faculty is reviewed each year. The clinical faculty member should be assisted by the appropriate unit (Medical Director - PT does not have a Medical Director of the unit) to report faculty activities and interests. Criteria for reappointment will include active participation in a well-defined role in the Department each year. There also must be evidence of continuing participation in programs of the Department.

 

*It is important for the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation to have each clinical faculty member’s updated contact information including an e-mail address. Please be sure to include this information in your application for appointment and reappointment.

 

Rank Requirements

 

Clinical Instructor

This rank will be for those who have special skills or experience needed in the programs of the Department, but who do not yet meet the criteria for appointment to a Clinical Professional rank. In addition to promise as a teacher, criteria should include recent completion of training and licensure, if appropriate.

 

Assistant Clinical Professor

1.                        In general, two years of experience following the completion of basic professional training is expected.

2.                        There should be documentation of considerable contribution to the Department. This must include supervision. Other activities may include teaching in required or elective courses; clinical service; professional publication; Department, Medical School or public service on behalf of the Department; recognized research effort.

3.                        Completion of requirements for specialty board certification, where appropriate, is expected.

4.                        This rank should recognize potential for academic accomplishment.

 

Associate Clinical Professor

1.                          In general, a minimum of four years as Assistant Clinical Professor or its equivalent is expected.

2.                          There should be achievement of favorable, formal local or regional recognition as a result of his/her professional endeavors.

3.                          Documentation of substantial service and accomplishment among the areas enumerated under “Assistant Clinical Professor is expected. Promotion to Associate Clinical Professor should imply recognition for more than minimal supervision or service. On occasion, outstanding achievement in a single area may substitute for expected substantial accomplishment in more than one area.

 

Clinical Professor

1.        In general, a minimum of 6 years as Associate Clinical Professor or the equivalent is expected.

2.        The contribution to Department activities should be major and distinguished. Accomplishments should be documented from among the professional areas of teaching, research, clinical, or service to the Department or Medical School, and public service. Generally, outstanding accomplishment in more than one area is expected.

3.        The individual should have documented, favorable national recognition as a result of his/her professional endeavors.

4.        It is to be noted that promotion to the rank of Clinical Professor is normally reserved for those with a record of outstanding scholarly achievement. It is not awarded for length of service alone. A record of professional or scholarly productivity may include published papers, task reports, and leadership in seminars, as well as other activities.

 

Emeritus or Emerita

 

Upon retirement, a member of the clinical (volunteer) faculty who has given exemplary service to the Department may be allowed to retain his/her title with the description of “emeritus or “emerita,” respectively. The emeritus/emerita description may be given to those clinical faculty members who hold the academic rank of Professor and who have rendered 20 or more years of exemplary service  to the Department and its teaching, research and clinical programs. There may be special considerations in which it is deemed fitting to award faculty with a designation of “emeritus” or “emerita” who have achieved the academic rank of Clinical Associate Professor.

 

Procedure for Appointment to Clinical Faculty

 

Two letters should accompany the recommendation for a new appointment, one from the sponsor of a full-time academic faculty and another, either from a current voluntary faculty member or from a faculty member of an outside department if an individual were moving into our community. The recommendation should also include a plan for teaching in the Department with statements from the applicant and from the departmental sponsor. A clearly defined departmental task for the proposed faculty member should be indicated. A curriculum vitae should be submitted which includes Social Security number, date of birth, place of birth, marital status and licensure.

 

Procedure for Promotion

 

The clinical faculty member, sponsor or the Chair can initiate requests for promotion. The DCFAC itself may also initiate a promotion request. Documentation should include a letter from the unit chief or another primary faculty member, an updated curriculum vitae and recommendations of the DCFAC. For Associate Clinical Professor and Clinical Professor, the procedures of the School of Medicine also require a nominating letter from the Chair. This information will be submitted to the School of Medicine’s Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments.

 

Activities that qualify a candidate for a clinical faculty appointment include:

1.        Coverage of clinical services within core academic hospitals

2.        Active participation in resident, medical student or fellowship rotations part time

3.        Consistent didactic teaching of medical students, allied health students or residents part time

4.        Contribution to research project

5.        Consistently attend journal club meetings

6.        Consistently attend lectures

7.        Consistently participate in lectures

8.        Be available for second opinion consultations

9.        Be employed by an affiliate as defined by the School of Medicine.

 

 

 Administrative Responsibilities:

 

The Department will supply a staff member to perform the following tasks:

 

1.        Maintain the Clinical Faculty Database

2.        Alert the DCFAC of possible candidates for promotion based on the agreed upon criteria

3.        Maintain correspondence with Clinical Faculty regarding new appointments updates and coordinate annual data collection regarding teaching activities, research and clinical service to the department.

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

GUIDELINES FOR APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS

CLINICAL (VOLUNTARY) FACULTY, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, UCHSC

 

Practitioners or other professionals who perform volunteer teaching, research or clinical services, and those whose appointments are less than half-time, shall be granted the ranks of Clinical Instructor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, or Clinical Professor. Unless they demonstrate accomplishments in teaching, research or national health care activities at the time their association with the School of Medicine begins, members of the clinical faculty should begin at the rank of clinical instructor or assistant clinical professor, depending upon the degree of experience they have accumulated subsequent to completion of their professional training.

 

Appointments to the Clinical (Voluntary) Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry are meant to recognize individuals who are involved in teaching, supervision, research, administrative, and service activities on behalf of the Department, School of Medicine, and UCHSC. Appointments will also recognize a high standard of professional practice.

 

APPOINTMENTS, REAPPOINTMENTS, AND REVIEW

 

Nominations for initial appointments can originate from either clinical or primary faculty and must be supported by a sponsoring program director from the Department of Psychiatry. Review for reappointment of clinical faculty will occur in a 1 to 4-year cycle in which reviews are staggered so that approximately one- third of the faculty is reviewed each year. In addition, periodic meetings of clinical faculty will be encouraged with the appropriate program director, section head, division head and chairman in order to share experiences, discuss goals, and evaluate participation. The clinical faculty member should be assisted by the appropriate program director to report faculty activities and interests. Criteria for reappointment will include active participation in a well-defined role in the Department of Psychiatry during the years preceding the review. There also must be evidence of continuing participation in programs of the Department or the Colorado Psychiatric Hospital.

 

General Policy

 

Recommend minimum number of years within each level of faculty rank as defined by the Rules of the School of Medicine. "Up or out" makes no sense for clinical faculty ranks, and there is no reason why a clinical faculty member of exceptional ability and accomplishment should not receive a timely promotion. In addition to the areas mentioned under each rank, other background considerations for promotion can include licensure, board certification, certification in recognized professional training programs (for example, psychoanalysis, family therapy, psychopharmacology, research programs, group therapy, etc.) participation in CME programs, and other evidence of commitment to professional excellence.

 

Clinical Instructor

 

This rank will be for those who have special skills or experience needed in the programs of the Department, but who do not yet meet the criteria for appointment to a clinical professional rank. In addition to promise as a teacher, criteria should include recent completion of training and licensure, if appropriate.

 

Special Note: There are a number of voluntary faculty whose primary role involves regular or intermittent admitting privileges and service to the Colorado Psychiatric Hospital’s clinical services. Such functions may be distinct from other roles on the Clinical (Voluntary) Faculty in that 1) they do not connote primary contribution to departmental academic programs; 2) appointments are made directly by the Chairman, following his administrative review of persons also approved by the Hospital Credentials Committee; and 3) the term of such appointments will be on an annual basis or on a schedule as required for renewal of hospital medical board privileges. These faculty also will be appointed as clinical instructor.

 

Assistant Clinical Professor

 

1.                    In general, two years of experience following the completion of basic professional training is expected.

2.                    There should be documentation of contribution to the Department. This may include: supervision; teaching in required or elective courses; clinical service; professional publication; Department, Medical School or public service on behalf of the Department; recognized research effort.

3.                    Completion of requirements for specialty board certification, where appropriate, is expected.

4.                    This rank should recognize potential for academic accomplishment. Associate Clinical Professor

1.                    Length of service alone does not qualify one for promotion to the associate level or beyond.

2.                    In general, a minimum of four years as assistant clinical professor or its equivalent is expected.

3.                    There should be achievement of favorable, formal local or regional recognition as a result of his/her professional endeavors.

4.                    Documentation of substantial service and accomplishment among the areas enumerated under "Assistant Clinical Professor" is expected. Promotion to associate clinical professor should imply recognition for more than minimal supervision or service.  On occasion, outstanding achievement in a single area may substitute for expected substantial accomplishment in more than one area.

 

Clinical Professor

 

1.                    In general, a minimum of 6 years as associate clinical professor or the equivalent is expected.

2.                    The contribution to Department activities should be major and distinguished. Accomplishments should be documented from among the professional areas of teaching, research, clinical, or service to the Department or Medical School, and public service. Generally, outstanding accomplishment in more than one area is expected.

3.                    The individual should have documented, favorable national recognition  as  a  result  of  his/her professional endeavors.

4.                    It is to be noted that promotion to the rank of clinical professor is normally reserved for those with a record of outstanding scholarly achievement. It is not awarded for length of service alone. A record of professional or scholarly productivity may include published papers, task reports, and leadership in seminars, as well as other activities.

 

The title Distinguished Clinical Professor is extended to recognize the outstanding contributions of School of Medicine clinical faculty members to their academic disciplines. Candidates recommended for this rank must fulfill the requirements for clinical professor above and must demonstrate:

 

1.                    Exemplary teaching; and

2.                    Distinguished scholarship or creative work.

 

The very nature of the title “distinguished implies that there will be a limited number of faculty holding this title. It is intended to signify a select group of clinical faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields, as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

 

 

 

 

Emeritus or Emerita

 

Upon retirement, a member of the clinical (voluntary) faculty who has given exemplary service to the Department may be allowed to retain his/her title with the description of "emeritus" or "emerita," respectively. The emeritus/emerita description may be given to those clinical faculty members who hold the academic rank of professor and who have rendered 20 or more years of exemplary service to the Department and its teaching, research and clinical programs. There may be special considerations in which it is deemed fitting to award faculty with a designation of "emeritus" or "emerita" who have achieved the academic rank of Clinical Associate Professor.

 

PROCEDURE FOR APPOINTMENT TO CLINICAL (VOLUNTARY) FACULTY

 

At least two letters should accompany the recommendation for a new appointment, one from the program director on the full-time academic faculty and another, either from a current voluntary or full-time faculty member or from a faculty member of an outside department if an individual were moving into our community. The recommendation should also include a plan for service to the Department with statements from the applicant or from the departmental program director. A clearly defined departmental task for the proposed faculty member should be indicated. The vitae must include Social Security number, date of birth, place of birth, marital status and licensure, as required by the School of Medicine. To maintain an appointment clinical faculty members must reside in Colorado, and maintain a current address and up-to- date curriculum vitae with the Department of Psychiatry.

 

PROCEDURES FOR PROMOTIONS

 

Requests for promotion can be initiated by either the clinical faculty member, the program director or the Chairman. A promotion request also may be initiated by the Committee itself. Documentation should include a letter from the program director or another primary faculty member, an updated curriculum vitae, and recommendation of the departmental committee. For associate clinical professor and clinical professor, the procedures of the School of Medicine also require a nominating letter from the Chairman. This information will be submitted to the School of Medicine's Committee on Senior Clinical Appointments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Format for Curriculum Vitae

Department of Psychiatry: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Voluntary Faculty

I.      Personal History:

a.        Name and Social Security number

b.       Date and place of birth

c.        Present Position

d.       Business address and phone number

e.        Home address and phone number

f.         Citizenship

 

 

II.     Education:

a.        Schools

b.       Dates

c.        Degrees

d.       Include Internships

e.        Residences and Fellowships

 

III.     Academic and Professional positions listed chronologically

 

IV.      Licensure and Board Certification

 

V.       Membership in professional societies and other affiliations outside the institution, including adjunct professorships

 

VI.      Honors, special recognitions, and other awards

 

VII.     Teaching Activities

 

VIII.     Services:

a.        Professional committee appointments (local & national)

b.       Community service

c.        Journal and/or referee work

 

IX.      Clinical and Scientific Interests

a.        Research

b.       Scientific Presentations Date, place, sponsoring organization

c.        Discussions of Scientific Presentations by others date, place, sponsoring organization

d.       Other Scientific Contributions

 

X.       Bibliography:

a.        Papers published in refereed journals

b.       Books, and book chapters; book reviews; and submitted manuscripts that have been accepted for publication.

c.        Other Publications including Summaries of Scientific Presentations published in the Newsletter of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society or elsewhere.

 
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 DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER

GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR PROMOTION OR APPOINTMENT ASSOCIATE CLINICAL AND CLINICAL PROFESSOR

 

ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSORS

Should have a minimum of four years of service as Assistant Clinical Professor or its equivalent combined with evidence of considerable contribution to one or more departmental activities.  Such activities could include significant participation in medical student education, resident education, departmental conferences or similar educational activities, regular participation in departmental clinical activities, or contributions to the department through the Colorado Radiological Society or other such organizations.

 

CLINICAL PROFESSORS

Should have evidence of outstanding contributions to the programs of their department.  Clinical Professors should be outstanding teachers and professional role models.  They should also demonstrate departmental citizenship, exemplified by such activities as service on committees and attendance at conferences.  Clinical Professors should make regular and significant contributions to the department which supports the academic mission of the department.  These could include contributions to the educational and/or clinical programs of the department in areas including medical student education and/or resident supervision and training.

 

Appointment at this academic level may be considered for those who have demonstrated equivalent contributions in another academic department (i.e., another medical school) and are now being proposed for appointment in this department.  However, to be considered for appointment at the level of Clinical Professor, there must be a clear commitment to provide regular and significant contributions to the department.

 

DISTINGUISHED CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Extended to recognize the outstanding contributions of School of Medicine clinical faculty members to their academic disciplines.  Candidates recommended for this rank must fulfill the requirement for Clinical Professor above and must demonstrate exemplary teaching as well as distinguished scholarship or creative work.

 

The nature of the title “distinguished implies that there will be a limited number of faculty holding this title.  It is intended that this title be extended to a select group of clinical faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields as attested to by national or international recognition and/or their significant public service achievements.

 

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 DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Guidelines for Appointment / Promotion of Clinical Faculty

Practitioners who perform volunteer teaching, research or clinical services, and those whose appointments are less than full-time in the Department of Surgery, shall be granted the ranks of Clinical Instructor, Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Clinical Professor, or Clinical Professor, according to the criteria indicated below. Specific activities of the Department will be considered in granting appointments and promotions are attached as Appendix A.

 

Exceptions may be considered upon review of credentials.

Following is a set of criteria for movement from Clinical Instructor through the full Clinical Professor rank. Faculty going through promotion in the clinical faculty ranks will be reviewed at the department level by the Department Advisory Committee and at the School of Medicine level by the School of Medicine Clinical Faculty Promotion Committee.

 

All appointments to the clinical faculty of the Department of Surgery require active, ongoing participation in one or more of the academic missions of the department—teaching, research, clinical service or community service.

 

If an individual holds a rank elsewhere, it will be customary, but not mandatory, to offer a parallel rank within the Department.

The criteria below are to be used as a guideline. Divisions may choose to be more formal or restrictive than these guidelines.

 

Clinical Instructor

No terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc.)

      Two years or more professional experience

      Some direct involvement in teaching or supervising medical students, residents or other trainees

Terminal degree and has completed training

      Less than one year professional experience

      No direct involvement in teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

 

Senior Clinical Instructor

No terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc.)

      Two years or more professional experience

      Two years or more teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

Terminal degree and has completed training

      Less than two years professional experience

      Some direct involvement in teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

 

Assistant Clinical Professor

Terminal degree and has completed training

      Two years or more professional experience

      Two years or more teaching or supervising medical students, residents or trainees

 

Associate Clinical Professor

·         Any length of appointment at the regular faculty rank of Associate Professor, at this or another medical institution

·         One year or more at the regular faculty rank of Assistant Professor, at this or another medical institution

·         Five years at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor at this or another medical institution

 

Clinical Professor

·         Any length of appointment at the regular faculty rank of Professor, at this or another medical institution

·         Two years or more at the regular faculty rank of Associate Professor, at this or another medical institution

·         Seven years at the rank of Associate Clinical Professor at this or another medical institution

 

APPENDIX A

Clinical Faculty appointments and advancements in the Department of Surgery will be based on demonstration of substantial contributions to one or more of the following Department activities:

1.                    Teaching:  Teaching medical students, residents, and/or fellows participating in educational programs offered by the Department, including participation in inpatient and outpatient teaching activities, educational symposia organized by the Department, or other programs for which the Department is credited.

 

2.                    Clinical Activities:  Regular participation in clinical programs of the Department, including inpatient and outpatient consultation or care within the University of Colorado Hospital, the Denver Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, or Denver Health Medical Center.

 

3.                    Research:  Regular participation in research programs of the Department, including active recruitment and referral of patients to research projects, serving as an investigator or investigative site for research projects, regular attendance at research seminars, journal clubs and meetings, submission of proposals for research projects, active participation on protocol or manuscript teams, and mentoring research fellows.

 

4.                    Other Scholarly Activities:  Evidence of other scholarly activities on behalf of the Department, including lecturing, publishing manuscripts, contributing to book chapters, serving on hospital or medical school committees, etc., as an acknowledged representative of the Department of Surgery.

 

Participation in the following department activities is considered:

·         Surgery Grand Rounds

·         Weekly M&M Conference Resident Debates

·         Journal Club

·         Medical Student Oral Exams

·         Ward rounds with medical students and residents

·         AHEC students perform “clerkship” in regional hospital/clinic with clinical faculty members

·         Other scholarly activity – research, awards, honors etc.

 

And in Emergency Medicine:

·         Emergency Medicine

·         GrandRounds

·         Emergency Medicine lectures

·         Participation in didactic emergency medicine electives in SOM

·         Bedside clinical practice in Emergency Department teaching students and residents Foundations of Doctoring course preceptorship

 

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