Academic Appointments for Community Preceptors
Adjunct Appointment for Community Preceptors
Community physicians that teach and evaluate medical students for core clerkships are required to have an academic appointment with the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM).
Other medical professionals, including pharmacists, physician assistants, and behavioral therapists, as well as physicians that teach and evaluate medical students in non-core clerkships, are also eligible to apply for an adjunct clinical appointment.
Adjunct appointments (non-salaried) can be requested at any time during the calendar year, and each appointment is for 3 years.
Commencing Academic Rank
An initial appointment is available at one of the following academic ranks:
- Adjunct Instructor: Appropriate for physicians that have been a preceptor for medical students for less than 2 years, or currently teach for less than 25 hours each year.
- Adjunct Assistant Professor: Appropriate for physicians that have been a preceptor for medical students for more than 2 years, and teach for at least 25 hours each year.
Step 1: The physician submits an application package to the College of Medicine using this online form: Contact Darin Ritchie, Academic Programs Specialist
Step 2: OSCEP then checks that the application meets the requirements (see below) and forwards the application to the relevant specialty department.
Step 3: The department will then review the application, hold a faculty vote, and send the applicant either a letter of offer, or a letter of denial if the application does not meet departmental criteria.
Step 4: The applicant then signs and returns the letter of offer to the department.
Step 5: The department then formally approves and processes the appointment. OSCEP will then send the physician a confirmation letter and information on how to access faculty resources
Step 6: Before the expiration of the appointment period, the department will contact the physician and/or clerkship director to confirm if the appointment should be renewed for another 3 year period.
Application Package Requirements
Adjunct Instructor application must include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of support from clerkship director*
Adjunct Assistant Professor application must include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of support from clerkship director or your department leader
- Letter of support from a peer who can comment on the applicant's teaching proficiency
Curriculum Vitae Minimum Requirements:
Follow the CV template
- Mailing address
- Residency/Fellowship training
- Practice/Employment history
- Board certification and licensure
- Hospital privileges, if applicable
- Academic appointments
- Publications and presentations
- If non-US citizen, please include a copy of visa or permanent resident card
Letters of Support for Adjunct Assistant Professor Requirements:
- Name of department or specialty to which the appointment is being requested
- Desired academic rank
- Number of yearly teaching hours of the physician
- Types of UI learners being taught (e.g. medical students, PA students, family medicine residents)
- Demonstration of teaching efforts, scholarships, education administration efforts, and leadership