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Apply for Clinical Faculty Appointment

Those interested in clinical faculty appointment must be referred to VCOM through either the VCOM’s appropriate Associate Dean, Vice Dean, Clinical Chair or Director of Student Medical Education / Director of Medical Education. The regional site coordinator will assist applicants in this process.

Contact Information

Virginia Campus

Carolinas Campus

Auburn Campus

Mary Katherine Aguilar
Administrative Assistant, Clinical Affairs
maguilar [at]

Lynda Bauer
Administrative Assistant, Clinical Affairs
lbauer [at]

Tracy Felton-Strickland
Administrative Assistant, Clinical Affairs
tfeltonstrickland [at]

Becoming a Clinical Preceptor

Interested physicians are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Clinical Faculty Application Cover
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Copy of Board Certification
  4. Copy of Residency Completion Certificate
  5. Copy of Medical School Diploma
  6. State License (Optional: VCOM can verify state licensure online, thus a copy of State License is not required)

To expedite the process, please submit all documents together; incomplete submissions cannot be processed.

Faculty are encouraged to contact their regional site coordinator to submit all documentation on their behalf. If unsure who your site coordinator contact is, you may contact the appropriate Administrative Assistant listed above for assistance.

Upon receipt of the above items, a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) will be obtained from a VCOM Department Chair or Director of Student Medical Education (DSME) to complete the appointment application.

Once a complete application is received by VCOM, materials will be presented to the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee (APT) for review. If appointment is granted by the APT Committee, the applicant will receive a standard preceptor contract and appointment letter detailing the actions of the Committee.  At this time they will also be able to obtain library access privileges.