Educational Affairs - Office of Clinical Education

Benefits to UTMB Community Teaching Physicians

UTMB understands the commitment that is required by community teaching physicians that volunteer their time to teach our medical students. We offer several perks to say thank you for the time that physicians donate to UTMB.

UTMB Appointment - UTMB community teaching physicians receive an appointment with UTMB. This without salary (WOS) appointment will give the teaching physician the title of 'Clinical Assistant Professor' for UTMB. Every teaching physician will receive this title through the appropriate UTMB department. For example, Pediatricians will receive their appointment through UTMB's Department of Pediatrics.

    If you are teaching for the 3rd year Pediatric Clerkship or the 3rd year Internal Medicine Clerkship, here is a description of the UTMB appointment process:

    Step 1: UTMB will send you the following four forms to fill out and return with your CV:

      1. Affiliation Letter (needs signature only)
      2. GME Agreement (needs signature only)
      3. WOS Faculty Appointment Form (fill out this very short form)
      4. Letter of Offer from the appropriate UTMB Department (needs signature only)

    We cannot process these forms unless you provide your Social Security Number on the WOS Faculty Appointment form and provide a copy of your CV.

    Step 2: The second and final step is a successful completion of a criminal background check. UTMB's Faculty Relations Office will email you a secure link to complete an online criminal background check authorization through a 3rd party company.

Cat. II CME - Every hour that a community physician spends teaching UTMB medical students is equivalent to an equal number of Cat. II CME hours. UTMB will send preceptors a letter every August stating the number of teaching hours provided to UTMB. This letter may be presented to self declare the same number of hours for Cat. II CME.

UTMB Moody Medical Library Access - Community Teaching Physicians who teach UTMB medical students are eligible to receive a UTMB username and password to access the online medical resources available through the UTMB Moody Medical Library. If you have interest in obtaining access to these medical resources, please contact Brian Sullivan.

If you have questions about the benefits UTMB offers to Community Teaching Physicians, please contact Brian Sullivan.