The University recognizes that there are significant variations in how candidates qualify for and secure initial appointment, according to field and discipline. Candidates come from different backgrounds and receive different educational training. In addition, there may be variation in emphasis among the components of activity. Given the many different activities in which Clinical Scholars are engaged, such variations are expected and are appropriate. Nevertheless, all Clinical Scholar appointments have in common the requirement of excellence, however measured.
The major criterion for appointment and reappointment for Clinical Scholars is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care and teaching appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. In addition, Clinical Scholars are not entitled to training Certificates, which are issued only by the Office of Graduate Medical Education and/or the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for residency or fellowship training programs. Departments and clinical programs may not and do not have the authority to issue training Certificates to Clinical Scholars.