As a faculty member of the University, you will be required to comply with all University and Michigan Medicine policies and procedures.

In addition, you will need to complete the Michigan Medicine Mandatory Education Programs. These mandatory education programs are a result of a number of federal and state requirements. All faculty members must complete these mandatory education requirements within a reasonable time after they are hired or as set forth by their department and then on an annual basis thereafter.

The Mandatory Competency Program includes such topics as Fire Safety, Infection Control, Professional Billing, and Research.

Conflict of Interest

Michigan Medicine recognizes the value of an active faculty participating in intellectual activities and relationships outside of the obligations of research, teaching and scholarly activities at the University.

However, each faculty member also is obliged to ensure that outside interests meet all of the standards set by the University, Michigan Medicine, and applicable state and federal laws.

Learn more about reporting conflicts of interest at Michigan Medicine →

Continuing Medical Education

The Office of Continuous Professional Development (OCPD) is the Medical School's primary resource for expertise in continuing medical education and maintenance of certification.

CME Credit System for University of Medical School Faculty

The Medical School, through the Office of Continuous Professional Development (OCPD), is accredited by ACCME to sponsor continuing education activities. There are more than 250 regularly recurring CME activities (e.g., grand rounds, tumor boards, clinical case conferences, journal clubs, etc.) currently approved for CME credit through OCPD in conjunction with various clinical departments.

OCPD, as a service to U-M personnel, documents their attendance at these approved activities. A summary of CME credit earned for internal activities is prepared each calendar year and is emailed to those faculty who are registered in the CME system database and who submit a Program Attendance/Evaluation Card after their attendance at a session.

Questions regarding registration in the CME system database and the individual reports can be directed to Julie Wilson, CME Credit Coordinator, 734-647-8784 or

Clinical Simulation Center

As part of the Department of Medical Education, the Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) is an instructional laboratory designed to train physicians, nurses and other health professionals in clinical skills, procedures and teamwork. The CSC supports medical education for all levels of practitioners, including medical school, graduate medical education and continuing medical education, and it plays an integral part in establishing standards and assessment methodologies used in clinical care.

Participation in CME activities is a requirement to maintain your license in the state of Michigan.

Learn more about the state of Michigan's continuing education requirements for Michigan medical doctors →

Effort Reporting

Effort is the expenditure of physical and mental energy to support the University's mission. It is your total professional effort, regardless of location.

Effort reporting is a proportional distribution of 100 percent of an employee's University effort across categories of activity for a stated time period. Certification of reported effort for research and cross-functional activity is required by the federal government (OMB Circular A-21), and confirmation of time allocated for physician costs is required to annually file the Hospital Cost Report. It is important to reflect all categories of effort, even if the activity is only 1 percent.

Effort certification is a self-attestation of an employee's activities for a stated time period.

Effort reporting and certification is required by federal regulation. In addition, appropriately certified effort reports provide auditable documentation to demonstrate to the University's sponsoring partners that the sponsor did in fact receive the level of effort committed through the award process. For clinical faculty, effort reporting is required to allocate physician costs across key activities for the Hospital's annual Hospital Cost Report.

Learn more about effort reporting policies at Michigan Medicine →

Institutional Citizenship/Employee Expectations

At Michigan Medicine, we believe that an individual's participation in institutional citizenship is an important part of any appointment. We define "institutional citizenship" as service to the larger organization - in this case, the University of Michigan Health System - that helps us meet our mission of excellence in patient care, education and research.

Individuals demonstrate institutional citizenship through their commitment and service to the Health System. Here are a few examples:

  • Attending department, school and institutional meetings and functions.
  • Participating in rounding.
  • Participating in on-call services.
  • Teaching.
  • Demonstrating our values of respect, compassion, trust, integrity, efficiency and leadership.
  • Serving on various University, Health System, Medical School, or department committees, programs or initiatives.

To understand your obligations as a full-time faculty member, please read the University of Michigan Medical School Faculty Handbook and Bylaws, and discuss with your supervisory leadership.

Annual Review

All staff and faculty participate in an annual performance evaluation process. Your performance will be reviewed and goals may be set in the areas of clinical, research, teaching and administrative service. Salary increases are based on your annual performance evaluation and set based on University guidelines and the availability of funds to support the increase. Salary changes based on this performance evaluation are effective on September 1 of each year.

The decision for reappointment is based on University guidelines, your performance evaluation, the needs of the Department and Michigan Medicine and the availability of funds.

Outside Clinical Practice - "Moonlighting"

Since adoption of the first Medical Service Plan in 1973, it has been both University and Medical School policy that UMMS faculty with 50 percent or greater appointment are not permitted to perform clinical activities outside the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Centers unless under contract through the University of Michigan to an external site.

The External Clinical Activity Policy provides clarification of this longstanding policy and describes the process and guidelines in which an individual may request department and Dean's Office approval for an external clinical activity.