Current through Reg. 47, No. 249; December 28, 2021
(a) Administrative officers and members of a
medical school faculty must be appointed by, or on the authority of, the
governing body of the medical school.
(b) If the medical school is part of a
university, the dean must have ready access to the university chief executive
officer and to such other university officials as may be necessary to fulfill
the dean's responsibilities. If the medical school is not part of a university,
the dean must have ready access to the chief officer of the governing
(c) The dean must be
qualified by education and experience to provide leadership in medical
education, in scholarly activity and research, and in the care of patients. The
dean should have the assistance of such professional associates and staff as
are necessary for administration of admissions, student affairs, academic
affairs, hospital relationships, business affairs, physical facilities and
other activities normally associated with the office of the dean.
(d) The manner in which the medical school is
organized, including the responsibilities and privileges of administrative
officers, faculty, students and committees must be formally set forth in
writing. It is through committee structure and function that faculty and at
times students and others become involved in decisions concerning admissions,
promotions, curriculum, library, research, etc. The number and composition of
committees may vary among medical schools.
(e) In determining the most effective
organization, emphasis should be placed on the importance of effective
relationships among faculty members concerned with undergraduate medical
education (basic sciences and clinical sciences) and graduate and continuing
education. The chief official of the medical school should give consideration
to the commitments of faculty members who have multiple responsibilities so as
to assure each educational program adequate faculty resources.
(f) A budget, showing available revenue
sources and expenditures must be prepared for the medical school at regular and
specified periods. To facilitate effective planning, each department and/or
division of the medical school should know in advance a reasonable estimate of
its available operating resources.
Geographically Separated Campuses.
(a) If components of the program are
conducted at sites geographically separated from the main campus of the medical
school, the administration of the medical school must be fully responsible for
the conduct, and maintenance of the quality of the educational experiences
offered at these sites and for identification of the faculty at all sites. In
order to ensure that all educational components of the school's program are
equivalent in quality, the principal academic officer of each geographically
separated site must be administratively responsible to the chief academic
officer of the medical school conducting the certified program. Similarly, the
faculty in each discipline, in all sites, must be functionally integrated by
administrative mechanisms that ensure comparable quality of the geographically
separated segments of the program.
(b) A large number of program sites or a
significant distance between sites may require extra academic and
administrative controls in order to maintain the quality of the entire
Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R.
FS. Law Implemented
New 8-24-87, Formerly
21M-42.006, 61F6-42.006, 59R-15.006.