3.8.A. Definition of Clinician Educator (Affiliated)

A Clinician Educator (Affiliated) is employed by another institution with whom the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and/or Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital has a master affiliation agreement which provides for teaching, patient care, administration, scholarship or other duties that advance the missions of School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, as well as the Clinical Educator (Affiliated)’s own institution.  (Individuals in private practice or employed by institutions having no affiliation agreement with School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care or Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital are appointed as Adjunct Clinical Faculty (see Chapter 6 of this Handbook).)

Clinician Educator (Affiliated) is an academic title only, and the service provided by a Clinician Educator (Affiliated) to School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and/or Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is voluntary.  It is an at-will arrangement and either party may withdraw any time and for any reason.  A Clinician Educator (Affiliated) is not employed by Stanford University and does not receive compensation by or through Stanford University. 

Stanford School of Medicine department chairs and division chiefs, in consultation with their counterparts at affiliated institutions, determine the appropriateness of an academic appointment as Clinician Educator (Affiliated) for attending physicians, other medical providers or collaborators who have frequent and sustained interaction with Stanford students and trainees, or have key roles in Stanford collaborative projects with clinical relevance.  An academic appointment may not be deemed necessary for individuals with casual or infrequent student/trainee interaction.  However, a Stanford academic appointment as a Clinician Educator (Affiliated) is appropriate for persons holding administrative positions at the affiliated institution, e.g., department chair, chief of service.