Definitions of Designated Seats

The current (Council-approved) definitions are as follows:

  • Basic Scientist: An individual who devotes a substantial amount of his/her time to basic research, education, or administration.
  • Clinical Scientist: An individual who devotes a substantial amount of his/her time to clinical investigation, education, or administration.
  • Physician-in-Practice: An individual who devotes a substantial amount of his/her time to direct patient care.

At the Nominating Committee's discretion, candidates who are exceptions to the formal definitions (above), including recent retirees, may be proposed. Such action would be taken only when the Nominating Committee feels that the proposed candidate would be deemed a strong and appropriate leader by members of that constituency.