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Volunteer Faculty

The School of Community Medicine relies on volunteer faculty to help with many aspects of education for learners.  Volunteers include community physicians, researchers, and other professionals who meet the qualifications for a faculty appointment and who are willing to contribute their time and effort to the education of future physicians and physician assistants.

Benefits of a Volunteer Appointment

Volunteers are invited to participate in University ceremonies and events, as appropriate for the volunteer's role.  Benefits offered by academic departments vary.  Most departments invite volunteers to departmental events and meetings, including Grand Rounds and other CME opportunities. 

Expectations of Volunteer Faculty

Volunteer faculty may be asked to help teach, supervise, and/or advise SCM students as well as residents & fellows in graduate medical education programs.  Expectations may vary by department according to each departments' needs.

The College of Medicine requires volunteers to adhere to the following policies:

When a volunteer faculty member ability to serve changes, the volunteer is expected to notify the academic department Chair.  If the change means the volunteer can no longer support educational activities, the volunteer should resign his/her faculty appointment.

Who qualifies for a volunteer faculty appointment?

Most of our volunteers are community physicians.  We also have volunteers who are professionals in other health sciences.

How is someone appointed as volunteer faculty?

If you are interested in a volunteer faculty appointment, please contact the appropriate academic department. If you aren's certain which department to contact, please email your CV to