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Committees at the School of Medicine play an important role in recruiting and promoting faculty, improving our culture and climate, or addressing specific issues that arise.

  • All faculty appointments and promotions must be approved by one of two Appointments and Promotions Committees, which are composed of the dean or deputy dean of the Yale School of Medicine and senior faculty who represent a wide range of ladder faculty in relationship to department, academic, track, and areas of expertise.

  • Periodically, ad hoc committees are appointed to address a specific issue or subject at Yale School of Medicine.

  • Department chair searches at Yale School of Medicine go through a defined process, including establishing hiring goals for the position and the committee, determining how to include different perspectives and expertise, and following federal, state, and institutional requirements and policies for advertising, outreach, and interviewing candidates.