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    Appointment or Promotion as a Volunteer Assistant Professor

    A Volunteer Assistant Professor will have made contributions to at least one of the four missions of the MCW. These are:

    • Education: teaching the physicians and scientists of tomorrow while enhancing the skills of today's health professionals;
    • Research: creating new knowledge in basic and clinical science through biomedical, behavioral, and health services research:
    • Patient Care: caring humanely and expertly for patients and providing leadership in health services; and
    • Community Service: forging local, regional, national and global partnerships in education, health care, and research for the betterment of human health.

    A Volunteer Assistant Professor will contribute to at least one of the three academic achievement focus areas of MCW: teaching, research and patient care.

    Teaching may be a major portion of candidate's application for appointment or promotion. The types of teaching that may be distinguished include:

    • Classroom teaching that includes lectures, seminars, laboratories, discussion sections, workshops, etc;
    • Undergraduate medical student teaching, including personal training, workshops, seminars and other undergraduate-program duties (e.g. directing a journal club); and
    • Clinical teaching that involves lectures, demonstrations, individual or group teaching in a clinical setting, and postgraduate education.

    If teaching is considered a significant factor in appointment or promotion, evidence must be presented that the candidate has developed and/or conducted quality-teaching programs. Suggested documentation may include:

    • A synopsis of teaching assignments including conferences, student teaching, laboratories, etc.;
    • Evidence of contributions to educational administration, curriculum planning and development, or analysis;
    • Department or other peer evaluation of teaching abilities, including, if appropriate, examples of instructional material such as 'handouts,' software presentations or other audiovisual aids used in the candidate's teaching and a description of the application of new or improved teaching methods used by the candidate; and
    • Evaluations of teaching by medical and/or graduate students, house staff, and postdoctoral fellows, or evidence of teaching awards.

    In addition, a description of the candidate's plan for a teaching contribution to MCW must be included.

    If research is a major component of the candidate's application for appointment or promotion, evidence must be presented that the candidate has contributed to a research program that is of high quality and significance. Documentation should include:

    • A bibliography and statement that describes the research program accomplishments to date, and future goals (maximum: 2 pages);
    • A chronology of research support listing its source, principal investigator, candidate's role, and annual and total direct costs; and
    • An evaluation of the quality of the journals in which the candidate has published, and the number of citations by others in the field.

    In addition, a description of the candidate's plan for research contribution to MCW must be included.

    If clinical service is a major portion of the candidate's application for appointment or promotion, evidence must be presented describing the candidate's accomplishments in this or related activities, such as the number of clinics attended, types of patients seen and procedures performed. Other areas of clinical activity may be considered. Evidence of clinical accomplishments may include:

    • evaluations of the candidate's clinical activities and performance by authorities in the candidate's field; and
    • A scholarly approach to patient care as demonstrated by:
      • knowledge and/or use of current concepts and techniques, or development of new programs;
      • national dissemination of clinical knowledge, as evidenced by the presentation of seminars or written materials [e.g., a continuing medical education (CME) syllabus] and bibliography of publications, with copies of continuing medical education written materials and publications which support a scholarly approach to patient care included with the candidate's file; and
      • documentation of clinical activities (e.g., yearly statistics describing referral numbers, clinics attended, procedures performed, number of private patients, etc.).
     

    In addition, a description of the candidate's plan for patient care contribution to MCW must be included.

    If service to the department, MCW or an affiliate of MCW is an important aspect of the candidate's application, this service should be documented. Included within this category of service may be:

    • Committee assignments with the candidate's role on the committee and time commitment;
    • Administrative assignments or projects with an end product, the candidate's role and time commitment;
    • Professional administration and program development with end product, the candidate's role and time commitment, including, if supervision of a clinical or administrative unit is involved, identification of this unit and a description of its mission, together with the duties and responsibilities of the candidate and evidence of program growth that includes its regional and national reputation;
    • Professional service to local, regional, state, or national associations or governmental units should be listed with the candidate's role and time commitment;
    • Appointments or election to office in country, state or national medical and healthcare societies and/or professional scientific societies; and
    • For clinicians, service as an examiner for a specialty certifying board.