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Areas of Excellence

The area of excellence is the primary reason you were hired, for example, to conduct research or for a clinical niche (service). Depending on your track, your area of excellence could be either teaching, research or service.

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Contact to arrange a consultation for promotion and tenure.

Excellence in Teaching

Teaching is essential for IU School of Medicine's robust learning environment. With more than 1,400 medical students, 220 doctoral students, 25 academic departments, and nearly 1,500 residents and fellows, IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country.

Standards of Excellence in Teaching

This document outlines in detail the criteria for evaluating faculty in the teaching mission.


Excellence in Research

Research is fundamental to the mission of IU School of Medicine and is expected of faculty on the tenure and research scientist tracks. Research efforts include activities in basic science, health services, social science, educational, translational research and clinical trials.

Standards of Excellence in Research

This document outlines in detail the criteria for evaluating  faculty in the research mission.


Excellence in Service

Service is defined as the application of a faculty member’s knowledge, skills, and expertise as a member of a discipline or profession in such a way as to benefit the discipline or profession, the institution, students, patients, and the community in a manner consistent with the mission of the School of Medicine.

Standards of Excellence in Service

This document outlines in detail the criteria for evaluating faculty in the service mission.