Adjunct and Affiliate Faculty
The mission of the Medical School is to be a leader in enhancing the health of people through innovative and diverse training experiences. Our medical students and residents learn through interaction with a variety of medical educators. The Department of Pediatrics relies on the teaching skills of our adjunct and affiliate faculty to provide hands-on skill-building and exposure to real world medical care.
The Department of Pediatrics has over 150 active adjunct and affiliate faculty who volunteer their time to teach 115 Pediatric and Medicine/Pediatrics residents and over 800 medical students. This teaching occurs in a wide variety of clinical settings ranging from urban, suburban, and rural offices to large teaching hospitals.
Teaching experiences include, but are not limited to: Essentials of Clinical Medicine (ECM), a series of weekly half-day pediatric outpatient experiences where first and second-year students get their first hands-on experience working with children and their families; Primary Care Selective, where third or fourth-year students spend 29 half-days over the course of four weeks with a preceptor seeing patients; and the Pediatric Resident Continuity Clinic, where residents spend a half-day each week for three to four years seeing patients. Urban/rural students and resident electives allow medical students and senior residents opportunities to get more exposure to these practice settings for one month at a time.
Aside from the satisfaction of teaching receptive learners, adjunct and affiliate faculty receive numerous benefits and access to University resources. These include a University e-mail account, access to the extensive electronic resources of the Bio-Medical Library, which include the current issues of almost all medical and scientific journals, as well as faculty discounts on University sports tickets, gym use, and computer software and hardware. The links in the left-hand navigation of this page include criteria for adjunct faculty and affiliate faculty appointments and promotion, descriptions of all of the courses taught by them, plus videos of Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds presentations.