Non-tenure Track Matrix for Clinical Educator Pathway


These are only annual guidelines for accomplishments toward promotion, not requirements. They are based on uninterrupted career schedules and may vary based upon family leave and other SOM interruptions. These suggested targets represent academic accomplishments of a faculty member pursuing promotion with tenure. Achievement of these targets does not guarantee tenure or promotion, and not achieving them does not mean tenure will not be granted. These are examples and it is not expected every faculty member achieve every suggested target.

The ultimate source for promotion and tenure information are the Guidelines for Academic Promotion and the Award of Tenure

These are School of Medicine guidelines and should be followed by all departments. If you have questions, please contact Jo Halverson, Director, Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.


Clinical Scholar Track - Clinical Educator Pathway

NOTE: Each year builds upon the previous year guidelines.

EXPECTATIONS FOR PROMOTION: Attainment of Mid-Career Level in professional (clinical) service and academic service must be documented plus documentation of at least Early Career Level in research/scholarship. Teaching/education must be documented at the Mid-Career Level.

Insure that your CV is in the "KU Med" format and that an appropriate support person is dedicated to accurately update your CV.  Insure that all of your academic activities are reflected on your CV and are added as the activity is completed.

YearEducationScholarshipProfessional Service (Clinical)Academic Service
(Clinical & University)
1

Teach in patient care environments

Attend PDFA medical education workshops*

Insure all of your teaching efforts are documented on your CV and entered at the time of the activity

Review Department's faculty development and mentoring web site plus the PDFA websites for P&T and faculty development.

Identify a research mentor and appropriate collaborators

Work on a collaborative project

Explore faculty resources for scholarship, identify research question(s)

Demonstrate clinical competence and potential for growth in area of expertise

Define clinical commitments in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Provide outstanding patient care/clinical service

Start tracking Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed.

Become member of academic societies (e.g. American Society of Nephrology, Society of General Internal Medicine)

Inquire about Faculty Governance and ad hoc committees on which to serve, but don't over commit yourself.

Committees with greater time commitments should be scrutinized carefully.

2

Present didactic lectures to appropriate learners, e.g. medical students, residents, fellows, nursing, allied health, graduate students

Facilitate PBLs for the preclinical years

Participate as a speaker and/or planning committee member or course director for a regional/national CME event

Begin initial scholarship and conclude an initial project by the end of the academic year

Present (platform or poster) of study results to appropriate audiences.

Submission of initial results making use of faculty support services, e.g., Writing Consult Center

 

Continue outstanding patient care/clinical service

Serve as committee member in appropriate local or regional specialty societies or groups related to clinical services

Contribute to collaborative team efforts in clinical or public health activities

Continue to track Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed.

Membership on appropriate committees

 

3

Present conferences, Grand Rounds or similar educational sessions and venues

Facilitate PBLs for the preclinical years.

Publication of original scholarship, as well as case reports and review articles on clinical and scientific topics related to the initial project.

Expansion to more advanced projects.

Participate on hospital committees as well as appropriate related organizations/institutions

Continue to track

Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed.

Document your progress towards becoming a regional and national expert in your area of clinical expertise - such as types of referrals and referral base.

Membership role in appropriate committees or groups related to academic activities such as Admissions Committee/ Academic Committee, Elections Committee, Faculty Assembly Committees, and other task forces locally, regionally or nationally

Membership role/chair of major committees in professional medical organizations on a regional basis.

4

Develop significant educational/ curricular materials e.g., syllabi, curricular objectives, teaching cases,

Organize and develop conferences, journal clubs or other appropriate educational content delivery modes

Present conferences, Grand Rounds or similar educational sessions and venues

 

Publication of clinical, basic science, quality measures, epidemiological or social science research with evidence of significant contribution to publications, e.g., senior authorship

OR

Contribution to policy development for the Institution or a local agency.

OR

Contribution to State or other policy as a member of an expert team.

OR

Developing local or regional health policy and/or membership of group developing national policy.

OR

Provision of reviews or ad hoc editorial services to professional publications.

OR

Authorship of book chapters, monographs, and other publications or electronic formats on topics in medical or related sciences.

Continue and quantify outstanding patient care/ clinical service

Continue to track Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed

Participate in appropriate Hospital or other clinically related institution committees such as, Human Subjects

Committee/Institutional Review Boards (IRB).

Develop regional reputation for clinical excellence, e.g.

  • Specific population referral
  • Consulting on a regional basis; and
  • Awards and other recognition as an outstanding regional clinician

 

 

Leadership role in appropriate committees or groups related to academic activities

 

5 and 6

Develop significant evaluation techniques e.g., examinations, surveys, software, standardized patients.

Advise, mentor and/or provide career guidance to significant numbers of learners.

Present conferences, Grand Rounds or similar educational sessions and venues

Attainment of Mid-career level (see SOM Guidelines for Academic Promotion)

Continued scholarship and research in educational focus area.

Mentorship of students, residents, and junior faculty members in the scholarship of education

Attainment of Early-career level (see SOM Guidelines for Academic Promotion)

 

Continue and quantify outstanding patient care/ clinical service

Continue to track Relative Value Units (RVUs), numbers of patients, time allocation in clinical activity, number & type procedures performed

Advise or provide expert consulting to State government and regional organizations.

Conduct clinical program, e.g., program director.

Lead or chair of major committees in professional medical organizations on a regional basis.

Hold offices in professional groups.

Spokesperson for the School of Medicine or University on areas of expertise, e.g., clinical, research, or health policy curriculum

Attainment of Mid-career level (see SOM Guidelines for Academic Promotion)

Leadership role in appropriate committees or groups related to academic activities

Outreach from University to local community.

Spokesperson for the School of Medicine or University in areas of expertise.

Attainment of Mid-career level (see SOM Guidelines for Academic Promotion)

For all questions or suggestions please contact Jo Halverson, Director, Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.

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