When the proportionality of contribution is secondary, MCL faculty should meet a standard of excellence or of acceptable performance in scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine. Written scholarship that advances the field will almost always be required.
- 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.
- While it can be a useful marker of substantial scholarly contribution, investigative independence is not an absolute requirement.
- Likewise, although it can be useful in assessing matters such as distinction, including regional or national reputation, external funding is not a requirement. However, some departments may view external funding to be relevant to an assessment of a faculty member’s ability to carry out an excellent program of scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine. Under such circumstances, faculty may be expected to pursue funding opportunities from a variety of sources (including governmental agencies, foundations and industry) whenever appropriate.
- Along with the candidate’s written scholarship, such funding will also be taken into consideration in determining whether the standard of excellence in the overall mix of contributions has been met.
Application of Criteria at the Departmental Level (this Guide)
Standards of Excellence, Acceptable or Unacceptable Performance(School Faculty Handbook)