Introduction to transparency in the academic appointment and promotion processes

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2 Scopus citations


The purpose of this chapter is to address the “sense of secrecy” around faculty promotion and bring transparency about the process of applying for and succeeding in a faculty career. Information in this chapter will be supplemented with career reflection exercises to help readers learn how to 1) define core terms related to academic appointment and promotion processes, 2) compare data elements for a curriculum vita (C.V. or literally story of their academic life) and education or clinical portfolios (compilations of samples demonstrating teaching skills or clinical skills), and 3) become aware of common steps in submitting a promotion package. Most critically, the reader can immediately begin to document what they have accomplished and what they are now doing in medicine as content for their first academic C.V. which compiles all relevant life experience related to becoming a professional medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSucceeding in Academic Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationA Roadmap for Diverse Medical Students and Residents
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030332679
ISBN (Print)9783030332662
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Career
  • Clinical skills
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Experience
  • Faculty
  • Portfolio
  • Promotion
  • Promotion package
  • Resumé
  • Teaching skills
  • Transparency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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