Qualifications: Appointment at this level may be extended to outstanding clinician-teachers who have significant leadership roles in clinical care as well as in teaching and/or scholarship and/or administration. Individuals must posses Board certification or the equivalent.
- Clinical Care - Candidates should be recognized locally and regionally as outstanding Master Clinician role models. Candidates should be clearly recognized as significant caregivers within their specific clinical areas.
- Teaching - Candidates should have a strong ability to serve as role models and mentors to young faculty who are striving to become Master Clinicians. Candidates having a long-term relationship with Mount Sinai should be known as committed educators. Those who are new to Mount Sinai may have educational expertise gained at other academic centers or from professional societies.
- Service - Strong involvement in departmental, institutional, community and/or professional organizations, with leadership roles in some or all, is desirable.
- Scholarship - Evidence of scholarship will be viewed positively. Scholarship may be evidenced through a wide variety of venues: journal publications; textbook contributions; editorial service; presentations; clinical summaries; published standards of care; new teaching methods; program development for MSSM or in other professional medical organizations; program organization.
Appointment and Term: Appointment to this position is upon recommendation by the Department Chair, with subsequent approval by the Committee on Appointments, Promotions and Tenure. The term of appointment one, two, three, four or five years at the discretion of the Chair.
Reappointment: Prior to the end of each term, the Chair must whether or not to reappoint the individual; the level of achievement that led to the initial appointment to this rank must be sustained or surpassed. There is no limit on the number of reappointments permitted.
Non-Reappointment: In the event of non-reappointment of a Clinical Professor, the Chair must provide written notice to the faculty member. The timing of notices of non-reappointment is determined by the length of the term of appointment as described in the section on notices of non-reappointment.
Tenure: Clinical Professors in the Voluntary Track are eligible to be considered for Tenure for Title at any time, including at the time of appointment/promotion to this rank. Eminently qualified faculty should be considered for tenure at the earliest possible time.
Consideration for tenure requires not only that candidates fulfill all of the requirements for Clinical Professor, but also that they demonstrate the ability for continued superior productivity and leadership in their field, as well as demonstrable excellence in the dissemination of knowledge.