Office of Faculty Development
Harvard Medical School Promotion Criteria
Faculty are encouraged to interpret their progress in a flexible structure or menu that will create an in-depth academic profile.
Structure of Promotion Criteria: your profile is composed of activities from these groups:
1. An area of excellence that represents the primary activity and the faculty member's most significant contribution: teaching and educational leadership; clinical expertise and innovation; investigation.
2. Evaluation for teaching and education: required supporting activity, unless medical education is your primary area of excellence.
3. Report on other supporting activities outside the area of excellence: clinical expertise; investigation; education of patients and service to the community; administration and institutional service. This component of the profile is optional.
Please check the HMS website for further information on the revised criteria.
Office of Faculty Development Tips Sheets for HMS Promotion
For information and links to HMS guidelines on faculty policies: