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Clinical Fellows

This title applies to employee/trainees who have a terminal degree in a health profession (e.g., the M.D., Ph.D., or D.D.S.); are participating in UMB training, specialty, or subspecialty programs; and are, in most instances, preparing for specialty board examinations. The program being pursued by the appointee may have either a clinical or a research emphasis. The Associate Dean, Graduate School ("Associate Dean"), after consultation with appropriate academic officers of the UMB schools, will decide whether a Clinical Fellow appointment may be used for an employee/trainee who is not preparing or a subspecialty examination. (The designation of Clinical Fellow also is used for employees of the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation. Medical System criteria for that title and UMB criteria for that title are not identical, so an individual having that payroll title in the Medical System may not be able to have the same title in the UMB payroll system in the event of a change in employer.)

Appointments: Clinical Instructor/Fellow vs. Clinical Fellow


  • For either appointment - all of the Chair’s signatures must be original; stamps are unacceptable.
  • Make sure all necessary information is included in the Chair’s letter.
  • If you have any questions please call our office.

To determine which action you should request please answer the following questions:

  1. Will this individual see patients and bill for their services?
    • If no, you should proceed with the request for a Clinical Fellow.
    • If yes, go to question 2.
  2. Will this individual have a Maryland license before they start their fellowship?
    • If no, you must proceed with the request for a Clinical Fellow.
      ** If the individual does not initially have a Maryland license they should be appointed as a Clinical Fellow. Once they receive their Maryland license you may submit a new request to make them a Clinical Instructor/Fellow. 
    • If yes, you should proceed with the request for Clinical Instructor/Fellow.