What does a Clinical Professor do?

Clinical professors are college professors who provide instruction in a clinical environment and generally are employed in a full-time position. They are commonly found in a medical school or research institution. They perform a range of treatment and evaluation tasks while demonstrating proper technique and protocol to students or trainees. They mentor, advise, and evaluate students and also conduct research, which may appear in academic journals or other publications.

Clinical professors typically have a doctorate degree, M.D., or a comparable advanced degree specific to their area of practice. They must also possess all required licenses and credentials required to practice in their state. Some institutions prefer professors who have an extensive background of professional practice in their field. Strong research skills and experience or interest in teaching are also important.

What responsibilities are common for Clinical Professor jobs?
  • Participate in the departmental conferences.
  • Teach fellows, residents and medical students within our obstetric imaging unit and leadership of the obstetric sonographer and genetic counseling team.
  • Inpatient care and operative procedures.
  • Work 5 days of clinic and 2 days of surgery per week (or a combination thereof totaling 5 clinical days or 9 half days) and 10% dedicated time (representing one half day) for patient follow up and professional/academic development.
  • Provide excellent clinical care to adult patients in outpatient or inpatient (general hospital) locations as assigned by Chair.
What are the typical qualifications for Clinical Professor jobs?
  • Graduate's Degree in related subject or field.
  • Demonstrated leadership and critical thinking skills with an eye on continuous improvement and problem solving.
  • Is comfortable leading discussions and lectures and assisting students in need of more guidance.
  • A professional at all times with solid time management and collaboration skills.
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Clinical Professor make near United States?

$210,023 /yr
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University of FloridaUniversity of Florida
Clinical Assistant Professor
Mar 17, 2022

“Teamwork is verbally craved for but is not beneficial (could even be harmful) for promotion.”

University of Missouri-Kansas CityUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
Assistant Clinical Professor
Aug 24, 2023

“It was great working with learners”

University of DenverUniversity of Denver
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dec 5, 2021

“There are really cool opportunities to do unique things.”

Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma State University
Clinical Assistant Professor
Aug 13, 2021

“Opportunity to work with multiple disciplines .”

Michigan MedicineMichigan Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
Apr 7, 2023

“Leadership is terrible.”

Paradigm TreatmentParadigm Treatment
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nov 12, 2021

“Great clients.”

Harborview Medical CenterHarborview Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Apr 6, 2023

“Job security.”

UC San FranciscoUC San Francisco
Clinical Professor
Sep 13, 2023

“unable to keep staff, last minute schedule changes, poorly paid.”

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