Begin with the end in mind
The School of Medicine’s standards for promotion on the clinician-educator track appear in the box to the right. Keeping these standards in mind, mentors should help mentees evaluate whether they are making sufficient progress toward promotion. If mentees are falling behind, mentors should help them devise strategies for getting up to speed. In addition to receiving feedback from their assigned mentors, mentees should make sure to meet annually with their chair or chief for a performance review. During this meeting, they should check to see whether their actual day-to-day activities match their academic plans (job descriptions).
Many C-Es distribute their effort over caring for patients, scholarship, and teaching. However, over time, the C-E track has evolved to include faculty who do not directly care for patients. For example, C-Es may be promoted based on their scholarly contributions in the area of medical education, heath care delivery, or statistical methods. The full range of accomplishments that COAP recognizes for faculty in this track is reflected in the School of Medicine’s statement on “prototypical pathways in the clinician-education track” available at: http://somapps.med.upenn.edu/fapd/documents/pl00030.pdf