Appointment & Promotion
In July 2012, the Department of Medicine became one of the first academic departments in North America to formally recognize the contributions of its faculty members in quality improvement (QI) by creating the clinician in quality and innovation academic position description.
This academic position category serves to broadly include members whose primary academic interest is that of engaging in quality improvement, patient safety, knowledge translation (KT), or other forms of healthcare innovation (e.g., advancing health informatics, developing new models of care). Many faculty members in this job description will demonstrate their impact through the creative professional activities (CPA) framework defined by the University of Toronto.
For those senior trainees and faculty members interested in learning more about the academic position description, please see the following resources:
A helpful resource is this article with "Tips for Highlighting your Creative Professional Activity".