The major criteria for promotion on the Academic Clinician Track are excellence in clinical care, teaching, sustained professionalism, and in the candidate’s selected area of concentration.

 


Summary of Guidelines

Promotion to Associate Professor

You are eligible to be recommended for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor after 2 successful reappointment cycles, and thus promotion will typically occur between years 7 and 10. To be promoted, you will need to document significant contributions in your chosen Area of Concentration, which may be clinical, education service and leadership, community service, quality and safety, health policy, global health, etc. You also must be able to demonstrate you have attained recognition at your personal primary site of practice within the Penn Medicine Community (HUP, PPMC, CHOP, VA etc) as a superior clinician and teacher. 

Promotion to Professor

For promotion to the rank of Professor, you must be able to show evidence that you have gained recognition beyond your personal primary practice location as a superior clinician and teacher, that you have made impactful contributions in your Area of Concentration, and that you have exhibited sustained professionalism.


Print-and-Go Guidelines

Promotion on AC Track, Slide Deck, Jim Callahan, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Chair of AC Advisory Committee

Building Your Area of Concentration, Slide Deck, Slide Deck: Jim Callahan, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Chair of AC Advisory Committee