Tufts University School of Medicine is eager to recognize the important contributions of the residents and fellows of our affiliated training programs to medical student teaching, research, and the academic life of the school. The Office of Faculty Affairs works in conjunction with institutional graduate medical education (GME) offices to issue annual academic appointments for residents and fellows based at Tufts-affiliated GME programs.
Academic appointments for House Staff are co-terminus with the residency or fellowship appointment at a Tufts-affiliated hospital or GME Program. The academic titles awarded to residents and fellows are as follows:
- Clinical Associate: Residents or Fellows in clinical training at TUSM-affiliated hospitals are eligible for an academic appointment as Clinical Associate of (discipline).
- Research Associate: Residents or Fellows in research training at TUSM-affiliated hospitals are eligible for an academic appointment as Research Associate of (discipline).
- Clinical Instructor: Chief Residents at TUSM-affiliated hospitals, and Fellows who were prior Chief Residents are eligible for an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor of (discipline).