This book is a practical guide to the appointment, promotion, and tenure (APT) process for clinical faculty members employed by medical schools. The number of clinical faculty members in US medical schools has increased exponentially in the last two decades. At the same time, faculty career tracks and promotion requirements have changed dramatically and medical schools have introduced multiple non-tenure career tracks. Currently, only about 25% of the approximately 150,000 members of clinical departments.
This book provides insights and recommendations on career planning and academic promotion for clinical faculty members. It also addresses much of the "mythology" surrounding the APT process and demonstrates how academic promotion should be used as a career-building process rather than a daunting high-risk event. Topics include concepts and processes within academic promotion; navigating the academic promotion and tenure process; and managing the outcome of the APT application. Academic Promotion for Clinicians is a valuable resource for clinical medicine faculty members as they engage in and successfully handle the challenges in the APT process and thus realize their career goals.
Anne Walling, MB, ChB
Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Wichita, KS, USA
Why Is Academic Promotion So Challenging for Clinicians?.- Titles, Tracks, and Terminology.- What Counts for Academic Promotion?.- How the System for Academic Promotion Works.- The Participants in the Academic Promotion Process: Roles and Responsibilities.- Applying for Academic Promotion: Why? When? What?.- Strategies for Success: The Long Game.- Strategies for Success: Preparing for the Application.- Practical Approaches and Pearls to Complete a Successful Application.- Outcomes, Reflection, and Next Steps.- Academic Promotion for Special Groups of Faculty.- The Future of Academic Promotion for Clinicians.
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