REVIEW PAPERSAcademic Advancement in Global Surgery: Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Recommendations From the American Surgical Association Working Group on Global SurgeryWren, Sherry M. MD∗; Balch, Charles M. MD†; Doherty, Gerard M. MD‡; Finlayson, Samuel R. MD, MPH§; Kauffman, Gordon L. MD¶; Kibbe, Melina R. MD||; Haider, Adil H. MD, MPH∗∗; Minter, Rebecca M. MD††; Mock, Charles MD, PhD, MPH‡‡; Muguti, Godfrey I. MB, BS, MS§§; Numann, Patricia J. MD¶¶; Olutoye, Oluyinka O. MBChB, PhD||||; Roy, Nobhojit MD, PhD∗∗∗; Weigel, Ronald J. MD, PhD, MBA†††Author Information ∗Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA †Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX ‡Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA §Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT ¶Department of Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA ||Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC ∗∗Medical College, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan ††Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI ‡‡Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA §§Department of Surgery, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Harare, Zimbabwe ¶¶Department of Surgery, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY ||||Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX ∗∗∗WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Surgical care delivery in LMICs, Department of Surgery, BARC Hospital (Government of India), Mumbai, India †††Department of Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. [email protected]. The authors report no conflicts of interest. Annals of Surgery: February 2020 - Volume 271 - Issue 2 - p 279-282 doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003480 Buy Metrics Abstract There is growing interest in global surgery among US academic surgical departments. As academic global surgery is a relatively new field, departments may have minimal experience in evaluation of faculty contributions and how they integrate into the existing academic paradigm for promotion and tenure. The American Surgical Association Working Group on Global Surgery has developed recommendations for promotion and tenure in global surgery, highlighting criteria that: (1) would be similar to usual promotion and tenure criteria (eg, publications); (2) would likely be undervalued in current criteria (eg, training, administrative roles, or other activities that are conducted at low- and middle-income partner institutions and promote the partnerships upon which other global surgery activities depend); and (3) should not be considered (eg, mission trips or other clinical work, if not otherwise linked to funding, training, research, or building partnerships). Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.