Mentoring, UW Obstetrics and Gynecology

Faculty members of the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology serve various roles within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) and UW Health based on their “Faculty Track.”

In general, C-T track physician faculty spend greater than 90% of their time providing clinical care and clinical teaching. CHS track faculty spend over 50% of their time in clinical care and clinical teaching while the remainder is spent in focused education and or research activities. Tenure track faculty spend most of their time in educational and research endeavors.


Clinician-Teacher Track

Clinician-teacher track faculty provide service through the provision of patient care as their primary responsibility. Medical student and resident education within the context of the clinical practice is expected. Clinician-teacher faculty may participate in research such as through the accrual of patients to clinical trials. Service may also be part of the role of the C-T track faculty, through participation in the governance of the department and the School of Medicine and Public Health, and through medical community service.

CHS Track

The CHS track faculty member contributes to the SMPH’s missions through a scholarly approach to patient care, teaching and/or research. Clinical activity requires demonstration of outstanding clinical performance combined with an in-depth commitment to furthering the knowledge base of practitioners in the region or nation. Clinical duties, which are primary and typically comprise at least 50% of the faculty member’s effort, include provision of care to patients at UW Health or other locations, providing oversight of students and trainees in clinical settings within the academic health center, providing oversight, direction and training of other clinical practitioners in a clinical setting, and/or providing leadership in the area of clinical training and clinical care. The CHS faculty member has an active role in the training and education of medical students, residents or other learners in a clinical discipline. Consistent with the individual’s background, this position may pursue independent research as well as collaborate with other established researchers. CHS appointees generally will have the MD, PhD, or other terminal degree in the discipline in which they are appointed.


Tenure Track

The tenure track faculty member contributes to the research, educational, and service missions of the department. The faculty member is expected to develop and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program as evidenced by extramural research support; invitations to speak at national or international conferences; invitations to participate as visiting professor; invitations to prepare books, chapters, or reviews; service on editorial boards or as an officer in a national or international professional society; awards or honors-regional, national or international; appointment to governmental review panels or committees; and/or appointments to major committees of national professional societies.