Issues and dilemmas of developing a new faculty practice plan

Shirley Richmond, Kurt A. Mossberg, Richard R. Rahr

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Due to changes in health care and increased knowledge of the public concerning health care, faculty need to assume a more active role in practice settings. Faculty involvement in the practice of their disciplines allows them to remain on the "cutting edge" as well as be models for their students. Most faculty practice plans will provide some external funding but more importantly will allow additional educational opportunities for the students as they work with the faculty. These plans allow faculty to interact with the community and strengthen the ties of the community and the academic institution. However, there are dilemmas in establishing faculty plans, for the quality of teaching cannot be threatened, and most universities expect their faculty also to be involved in scholarly activities. This article discusses 1) the process used in planning and developing a faculty practice plan; 2) details of the plan, to include faculty incentives, administrative cost, etc.; and 3) strategy for implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of allied health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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