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Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs encourages the career development and advancement of faculty through enhancement of skills, direction of scholarly endeavor, advice to those faculty committees responsible for academic life, and application and oversight of the faculty handbook.


Instructions for candidates seeking a faculty appointment

Candidates seeking appointment to the VTC School of Medicine should review the following requirements and guidelines:

The following forms should be reviewed, completed, and submitted by the faculty candidate to the Department Chair, along with the letter of intent and official transcript described in the application requirements:


Maintenance of Faculty Appointment

Each VTCSOM faculty member, regardless of track or rank, undergoes maintenance of appointment every three years. This requirement is appropriate to our efforts for having an accurate faculty roster for teaching purposes, as well as to fulfill accreditation standards for teaching qualifications. The primary purpose for appointment to VTCSOM is for teaching medical students. Additionally, faculty members should strive to have scholarly productivity, to serve the School or its affiliated institutions and to provide exemplary clinical or research activity. The thrust of the maintenance of appointment process is to confirm that faculty members are involved in the teaching - or support of teaching - of VTCSOM medical students. Faculty members are notified by the Office of Faculty Affairs at the time maintenance of appointment is needed.

The following documents will assist faculty members in completion of the maintenance of appointment process:


Student Recommendation Letters

Faculty members are occasionally asked to write recommendation letters for medical students. The PowerPoint slides included below were developed for faculty use primarily when asked to write recommendation letters for medical students applying for a residency program.

The AAMC developed a brochure for undergraduate and graduate faculty asked to write recommendation letters for students applying to medical school. The tone is slightly different, though the information is valid.

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Contact Us

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

2 Riverside Circle, Suite M140
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: (540) 526-2511
Fax: (540) 581-0741

For Inquiries:
VTCSOM Faculty Affairs

(For Faculty and Staff)

The School of Medicine is continually striving to improve our working environment and we welcome you to provide feedback.

For Students, Residents, and Faculty:

The School of Medicine is continually striving to improve our learning environment and student experience. Please feel free to provide feedback.