3.1.A. Clinician Educator Role

The Clinician Educator role is defined by engagement in clinical care, teaching, administrative and/or scholarly activities that advance clinical medicine.   

With four ranks and opportunities for reappointment and promotion, the Clinician Educator line is structured as a career path for both junior and more senior clinicians, educators, administrators and scholars who add value to the School by providing essential activities that advance the missions of the Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care and/or Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.  (Individuals pursuing  a  Fellowship or subspecialty Residency [cannot be ACGME] should be appointed as a Clinical Scholar (see Chapter 9 of this Handbook). The Clinician Educator is normally a highly qualified, licensed M.D. (or equivalent medical degree), Ph.D. or holds a terminal degree in his/her field.  All non-MD Clinician Educators who qualify under the criteria should be at least 3 years post their terminal degree before becoming Clinical Assistant Professor. They may be appointed as a Clinical Instructor prior to this if they meet the criteria.