Community faculty share their knowledge, skills and abilities with learners in a wide variety of practice environments to provide a holistic view of medicine. Learners have come to rely on our Community Faculty for a real-time perspective of day-to-day patient care. For more information about a community faculty appointment or opportunities to mentor and train our students, residents, or fellows, please contact cers@evms.edu.

Appointment process

If you are interested in becoming a Community Faculty member, the process would start at the department level with the Department Chair or Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions' approval and Letter of Nomination.

In addition to the Letter of Nomination, an updated personal CV or EVMS CV Format, recommendation letter and Community Faculty Information Form are required to be submitted to cers@evms.edu.

Once your appointment documents are received, they will be forwarded for review by the appropriate Department Chair or the Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions. A recommendation for appointment is determined and reviewed by the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness and approved by the President, Provost, Dean of the School of Medicine. Faculty members will be reappointed every year or two years, depending on their rank and if they have met the requirements of the appointment.

Please forward your appointment paperwork to cers@evms.edu to get the process started.

Appointment expectation requirement

In general, Community Faculty are expected to commit at least 50 hours to EVMS per year. This time commitment can be met by actively participating in grand rounds or other department conferences, serving on a committee, delivering didactic lectures, providing ward attending coverage, precepting students or residents, participating in other teaching activities at EVMS, or by participating in other activities agreed to by the faculty member and the Department Chairs of the School of Medicine or the Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions.