The American College of Academic International Medicine 2017 Consensus Statement on International Medical Programs: Establishing a system of objective valuation and quantitative metrics to facilitate the recognition and incorporation of academic international medical efforts into existing promotion and tenure paradigms

Gregory Peck, Manish Garg, Bonnie Arquilla, Vicente Gracias, Harry Anderson, Andrew Miller, Bhakti Hansoti, Paula Ferrada, Michael Firstenberg, Sagar Galwankar, Ramon Gist, Donald Jeanmonod, Rebecca Jeanmonod, Elizabeth Krebs, Marian McDonald, Benedict Nwomeh, James Orlando, Lorenzo Paladino, Thomas Papadimos, Robert RiccaJoseph Sakran, Richard Sharpe, Mamta Swaroop, Stanislaw P. Stawicki

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The growth of academic international medicine (AIM) as a distinct field of expertise resulted in increasing participation by individual and institutional actors from both high-income and low-And-middle-income countries. This trend resulted in the gradual evolution of international medical programs (IMPs). With the growing number of students, residents, and educators who gravitate toward nontraditional forms of academic contribution, the need arose for a system of formalized metrics and quantitative assessment of AIM-and IMP-related efforts. Within this emerging paradigm, an institution's 'return on investment' from faculty involvement in AIM and participation in IMPs can be measured by establishing equivalency between international work and various established academic activities that lead to greater institutional visibility and reputational impact. The goal of this consensus statement is to provide a basic framework for quantitative assessment and standardized metrics of professional effort attributable to active faculty engagement in AIM and participation in IMPs. Implicit to the current work is the understanding that the proposed system should be flexible and adaptable to the dynamically evolving landscape of AIM-an increasingly important subset of general academic medical activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-211
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017



  • American College of Academic International Medicine
  • consensus statement
  • global health
  • international medical programs
  • international medicine
  • promotion and tenure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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