Part-time Faculty: Overview
In the recent past the NOSMFSA, in cooperation with the Physician Clinical Teachers Association, discussed proposals to improve the promotions policy with the School’s Board of Directors and secured a number of improvements, including an appeals procedure. Revised policies were passed by the NOSM Board of Directors in May 2011.
Physician faculty at the School can belong to the Physician Clinical Teachers Association and the NOSM Faculty and Staff Association, and there is an agreement between the two Associations to cooperate on many matters, including encouraging physician faculty to belong to both Associations. Through the NOSMFSA, physician faculty also belong to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (www.caut.ca), and as part of the agreement between the Associations the PCTA has sent a representative to the Clinical Faculty Committee of the CAUT, which includes physician faculty from Medical Schools across Canada (http://www.caut.ca/pages.asp?lang=1&page=191).