Acceptable Arenas of Research
MCL faculty members may pursue research in any appropriate arena, such as:
- basic science research
- clinical trials
- clinical or translational research
- health policy research
- or any other type of research that advances clinical medicine
Acceptable Forms of Written Contributions
Written contributions may take a wide variety of forms, including peer reviewed articles, chapters, commentaries, case reports and reports of the results of clinical investigations.
- Any of these types (as long as the quality is excellent or acceptable and the quantity is appropriate) may be considered sufficient evidence of scholarly work.
- With the increasing prevalence of collaborative “team science,” it is understood that there are many ways for a faculty member to be recognized for individual substantive contributions to multi-author works. These may include:
- conception and design
- acquisition of data
- analysis and interpretation of data
- drafting of the manuscript
- critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content
- statistical analysis
- obtaining funding
- administrative, technical or material support
Evidence accumulated during the appointment or review process should provide information regarding the nature of the faculty member’s substantive contributions to multi-author works, as well as the impact that the publications have had in advancing medicine.
Guidelines for Preparation of Bibliography and Candidate’s Statement Materials for Faculty Candidates Whose Scholarly Contributions are Primarily Collaborative in Nature
Other Scholarly Contributions
Scholarly contributions may also include activities as represented by the following as long as these can be objectively evaluated by persons qualified to perform such evaluations:
- teaching activities that may include such achievements as developing and implementing novel teaching methodologies or a new and innovative course, shaping a core curriculum, or creating educational software or video programs
- creation of novel diagnostic, therapeutic or administrative practices that may influence health care delivery
- creation of major new patient services or new systems of health care
- creation of mechanisms or tools to improve the efficiency of health services and/or systems of care of creation of methods to evaluate outcomes of care
- administrative efforts that lead to scholarly activity or unusual opportunities for advancement of clinical medicine.