9.1.J. Terminations and Nonrenewal

A Clinical Scholar may be separated from employment prior to the planned termination date of his or her appointment as set forth in Administrative Guide Memo 2.1.9 and 2.1.17.  Generally, such termination may be based on a change in programmatic need (including budgetary considerations) or for cause, such as when satisfactory performance ceases.  Proper notice should be given in all circumstances, normally 90 days for programmatic reasons and 30 days for non-programmatic reasons.  In some cases of cause, immediate termination may be warranted.

In addition, if the Clinical Scholar is assigned to an outreach site of Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital or School of Medicine and that Clinical Scholar’s (a) assignment ends or (b) the contract with the outreach site terminates, the Clinical Scholar’s employment with Stanford will end.

As noted above, although continued affiliation in the form of a reappointment may occur, there is no entitlement to such action at the end of a term, and it is not automatic.  It is expected that discussions between a Clinical Scholar and his or her supervisor will be held well in advance of the appointment end date regarding the possibility, if any, of renewal.