Each faculty member, regardless of track or rank, undergoes maintenance of appointment (MOA) every three years. This requirement supports our goals of having an accurate faculty roster for teaching purposes and fulfilling accreditation standards for teaching qualifications. The primary purpose for appointment to the school is to teach medical students.

Additionally, faculty members should strive to have scholarly productivity, to serve the school or its affiliated institutions, and to provide exemplary clinical or research activity. The thrust of the maintenance of appointment process is to confirm that faculty members are involved in the teaching—or support of teaching—of Virginia Tech Carilion medical students. Faculty members are notified by the Office of Faculty Affairs at the time maintenance of appointment is needed.

The Office of Faculty Affairs will notify applicable faculty when their maintenance of appointment cycle is nearing.