The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix employs a distributive clinical model during its medical education experience. Medical students and trainees interact with over 2,000 faculty members from around the Phoenix Valley and throughout the State. Faculty members come from within the college, our clinical partners and the community.
College Expectations of Faculty
Faculty members are expected to share our vision and be actively involved with the college’s mission. We ask that faculty participate fully, with distinction and integrity, as they perform scholarship, educate medical students and trainees, support the college’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, engage colleagues in their departments and represent the college.
Titles are granted for one year and are expected to renew if you are in good standing with your department. Licensing and maintaining privileges at your hospital are also part of being in good standing.
Every spring, faculty are asked by their faculty coordinator to complete an involvement survey. Faculty are expected to respond within 30 days to confirm their continued involvement with the college and our students, residents and fellows. Responses are reviewed with the department chair. Faculty are notified by mid-June if their faculty title will be renewed for the next academic year.
Faculty Advisory Council is recommending a minimum involvement of 20 hours of mission-based activity annually. Please keep track of your involvement so you may easily complete the survey each year. If you have questions about the annual review process, contact your department chair or faculty coordinator.
Ways to Get More Involved
- Review our Careers website for faculty opportunities at the college. These are paid positions with the college.
- Visit our Get Involved page to find ways to get involved with medical students on campus or at your clinical site.
- Volunteer to serve on a college committee. For elected committees, nominations occur every spring.
- Connect with your department for more opportunities. This might include involvement with clerkships, Graduate Medical Education programs (residency or fellowship), Continuing Medical Education or department committees. Opportunities vary by department.
- Offer your time as a workgroup member or Inclusive Excellence champion through the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Examples of Mission-based Activities
- Capstones preceptor.
- Clerkship preceptor.
- Community Clinical Experience (CCE) preceptor.
- Electives program director.
- GME preceptor.
- Rural Health preceptor.
- Personalized Active Learning (PAL) preceptor.
- Block lecturer.
- Case-based Instruction (CBI) facilitator.
- Clinical anatomy instructor.
- Simulation Center facilitator.
- Admissions committee interviewer.
- College committees (e.g., Admissions, Curriculum, Honor Code, Student Progress, etc.).
- Department committees (e.g., Appointments, Promotion & Tenure (AP&T), CME, GME, etc.).
- Fellowship and Mentoring Program (FAM).
- Pipeline program (e.g. Connect2Mentors) facilitator.
- Reflective writing reviewer.
- Longitudinal patient care (LPC) grader.
- Scholarly project thesis reviewer.
- Search committee or recruitment representative.
- Women in Science and Medicine (WIMS) leadership work.
- Equity, diversity and inclusion mentoring program.
- Student advising team or student interest group advisor.
- Conference organizer.
- Inclusive Excellence Champion.
- Clinical trial investigator.
- Research grant key personnel.
- Research/scholarly collaboration.
- Scholarly project or other research mentor.
- Publishing manuscripts (e.g., reviews, editorials, case reports, research articles), book chapters or conference abstracts.