Clinical Track

Background

Physician with young patient

The Clinical Track began in 1986 and actively contributes to the clinical and teaching missions of the Medical School, as well as scholarship and administration. The ranks are instructor through professor. Although there is no mandated ascension in rank, ascent to senior level titles requires scholarly engagement and productivity, as well as excellence in health care and teaching.

The Clinical Track is unique because faculty members on this track have very different jobs with a varying degree of involvement in clinical care, teaching, research and service.

Major Activities

  • Clinical Care
  • Teaching
  • Scholarship
  • Service

The clinical track is unique because faculty members on this track have very different jobs with a varying degree of involvement in clinical care, teaching, research and service.

Aspects of Clinical Track Faculty Work

  • Some clinician educators have an emphasis on teaching, and may also take a role in administration (e.g. Residency Directors or Medical Student Directors).
  • Some Clinical Track faculty have grant funding and spend most of their time in research, where they also teach and mentor.
  • Some Clinical Track faculty oversee key administrative functions, e.g. division directors or those who run clinical programs in conjunction with providing care.