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SKMC Faculty Handbook

NOTE: Certain materials are only accessible within the Jefferson network. Public access is restricted.

To reference the SKMC Faculty Handbook, simply click on the chapter in which you are interested from the table of contents on the right. 

If you would like to print the Faculty Handbook in its entirety, simply click on the cover above to download the complete book.

Appendix Faculty Policies & Procedures

Policies most pertinent to SKMC faculty are listed below and link directly to the specified policy. A complete list all TJU Policies and Procedures is contained at the Policies and Procedures Web site.

SKMC Faculty Policies & Procedures

Faculty Handbook

Chapter 1: Mission & Background
One Jefferson, Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Values
Commitment to Diversity and Gender Equity

Chapter 2: History of Jefferson
Famous Faculty
Expansion to Today

Chapter 3: Governance of SKMC
The Dean
The Faculty
The Executive Council
Departments and Divisions of SKMC
Department Chairs
Educational Affiliations
Standing Committees
Professorial Faculty Advisory Committee
TJU Faculty Senate

Chapter 4: Educational Programs
Academic Calendar
Academic Protocol
Undergraduate Medical Education
The Curriculum
SKMC Competencies
Student Promotion
Student Evaluation
Student Supervision
Access to Student Records
Graduate Medical Education
Residency Programs
Subspecialty Residency Programs
Continuing Medical Education

Chapter 5: Faculty Development

Chapter 6: Faculty Affairs, Promotion and Tenure
Faculty Ranks and Categories
Guidelines for Faculty Appointment and Promotion
Faculty Orientation
Faculty Evaluation
Faculty Advocacy
Faculty Recognition
Faculty Portraits

Chapter 7: Academic Services
Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care
Center for Teaching and Learning and Scott Memorial Library

Appendix: SKMC Policy for the Clinical Supervision of Medical Students
The Clinical Learning Environment
Supervision: Definition of Roles
Supervision During Clinical Experiences
Graded Responsibility of Medical Students
Procedural Supervision
Faculty Recusal from the Supervisory Role