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Faculty Development

The Department of Family and Community Medicine, with about 20 full-time paid faculty and 205 volunteer faculty, is a diverse, interprofessional team dedicated to research, education, patient care and service. We strive to provide a supportive environment to facilitate the development of

  • faculty skills in teaching;
  • instructional design and curriculum development;
  • scholarly activity including writing, conducting research, presenting at conferences, etc.;
  • leadership, administration, and organizational development; and
  • personal and professional development.

Faculty Development Programs/Services

Community Faculty Appointments

Since 1971, UICOMR has relied on hundreds of area physicians to carry out our community-based medical training. There are no better instructors or educators for our students than our clinically active community-based faculty. A variety of opportunities exists for local providers interested in teaching the next generation.

Faculty ranks are determined by the highest degree attained, board certification, and prior teaching service. Ranks can include:

  • Clinical associate
  • Instructor
  • Assistant professor
  • Associate professor
  • Professor
Promotion criteria for community faculty can be found here:  Most commonly, community faculty will be in the Clinical Track (page 12).

Community faculty appointments provide the following benefits:

  • A university e-mail address and faculty ID that provide access to university resources, such as online and in-library subscription databases, journal articles, and books.
  • Free online classes through LinkedIn Learning to sharpen business, creative and technology skills.
  • Discounts on travel, cell phones, new car purchases, entertainment, computers and more.
  • Access to the Glenn Netto Health and Wellness Center on the campus.
  • Ability to earn Continuing Medical Education credits for your teaching.
  • Opportunities to pursue research grants and projects.

For more information about faculty appointments in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, contact Linda Burkart at 815-395-5805 or