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Information for Prospective Faculty

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I AT MANOA
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Office of the Chairman

MEMORANDUM

TO: All Prospective Members of the Clinical Faculty
Department of Medicine
FROM: Elizabeth K. Tam, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
SUBJECT: CLINICAL FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

The Clinical Faculty Personnel Committee has established the attached criteria for appointment to the clinical faculty. These guidelines will be the basis for all appointments. All appointments are reviewed annually.

After reviewing the guidelines, please complete the enclosed forms and return them to:

Clinical Faculty Personnel Committee
UH Department of Medicine
Attention: Julieta Rajlevsky
1356 Lusitana St., Room 708
Honolulu, HI 96813

Please include two letters of recommendation (addressed to the Chairman) with your completed forms or arrange to have them sent directly to the above address.

Thank you.

EKT:jlr

Attachments

1356 Lusitana Street, 7th Floor, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813-2427
Telephone: (808) 586-2910, Facsimile: (909) 586-7486, http://medworld.biomed.hawaii.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Dear Physician:

Thank you for your interest in serving on our volunteer clinical faculty.  We greatly appreciate the special commitment, support, and often sacrifice that you are willing to provide to teach our future physicians.

Before embarking on the lengthy process to gain an official appointment from the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, please carefully consider if indeed you are willing and able to volunteer at least 60 hours per year.  Your teaching may be done in any of these recognized teaching venues, after approval by their respective faculty coordinators.  In order of lowest to highest demands on your time, they are:

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, AND COLLOQUIA
1-3 hours each, not counting preparation time.  Please rank 1,2,3 your preferred audience(s)

Medical students (colloquia, lectures. Scheduled Monday-Friday, usually between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
Residents (including Overview of Internal Medicine, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m., University Tower 618. Lectures at Kuakini, Hawaii Medical Center East, and our affiliated clinics)
Faculty and practitioners (including Departmental Grand Rounds, Tuesdays 12:30, Queen’s Conference Center and lectures at our affiliated sites)

Please list potential topics

MENTORING
Explain and demonstrate what it takes to be a doctor in your specialty and line of service, at least 1 hour per month per student.  This may include having a medical student “shadow” you at work.  A faculty member will provide some training about advising and evaluating your student or resident.  What specialty would you like to advise in?   What is your preferred level of “mentee”?

Medical Students.
Residents
Junior Faculty

CLINICAL SKILLS EXAMINER
Receive a 30-minute orientation in evaluating clinical skills (history taking, physical exam, counseling).  Observe a resident interview and examine a patient.  Provide feedback and written evaluation.  1-2 hr per resident.

CLINICAL SKILLS PRECEPTOR (CSP)
Attend a 2-hr CSP training before your first session.  Meet with 4 or 5 first and second year students, twice a week, 3 hrs/session, for 3 weeks.  Observe students as they examine your patients, review their presentation and write-ups, provide written evaluation of each student within 1 week of the rotation ending.

Medical students (first and second year only)

TUTOR FOR PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL)
Attend a 3-hr training session if you haven’t done this before.  Meet with 4-6 first and second year students, twice a week, 3 hrs/session, for 12 weeks.  Provide a judicious blend of autonomy and guidance.  Provide written evaluation within 1 week after the 12-wk unit ends.  (Sharing the tutoring with one other faculty member should be considered)

Medical students (first and second year only)

RESEARCH ADVISOR
Assist in hypothesis formulation, experimental design, model research ethics, provide subjects or subject database, supervise poster preparation, presentation, or manuscript.   Variable hours.

MEDICAL TEAM CARE ATTENDING
Admit your inpatients to the housestaff team.  Provide teaching and guidance, but encourage housestaff responsibility (allow housestaff to write orders, suggest care plans).  Another teaching attending may also provide more teaching about your patients.  You don’t need to evaluate the residents or students, but they will provide feedback to the program about how often you admit to the team and your interactions with trainees.

AMBULATORY MEDICINE TRAINING DURING THIRD-YEAR CLERKSHIP IN INTERNAL MEDICINE
(This is required of all third year students.)
Supervise a third-year medical student in your office or clinic for 5 half-days a week for a 5-week block.  Observe, discuss, and evaluate their interview, physical examination, assessment, plan, oral presentation, and write-up of appropriate patients.  Assure that the student turns in at least 2 full write-ups to Department of Medicine.  Submit a written evaluation of the student within 2 weeks after the block ends.

AMBULATORY MEDICINE FOURTH YEAR ELECTIVE IN INTERNAL MEDICINE
(Optional, usually taken by students who are interested in internal medicine and primary care)
Supervise a fourth year medical student full-time in your office or clinic for a 4-week block. Provide written evaluation of student within 2 weeks after the block ends.  Please define your elective and preferred blocks to teach.

AMBULATORY ELECTIVE FOR RESIDENTS
(Optional, for residents)
Supervise a resident for a 4-wk block in your office, clinic or hospital.  Provide written evaluation at conclusion of the block

CONTINUITY CLINIC FOR RESIDENTS
Provide supervision and patient panel to at least 1 medical resident, 1/2 day per week throughout the resident’s internship and residency.  Enter affiliation agreement with Hawaii Residency Programs to maintain standards of the Accreditation Council of General Medical Education.  Become familiar with curricular and documentation requirements (PATH guidelines).  Provide written evaluation of resident on a regular basis (at least>> yearly)