FAQs

ACFP

Academic Clinical Funding Plan

ACFP-O

Academic Clinical Funding Plan Office

CaRMS

Canadian Resident Matching Service

CME

Continuing Medical Education

CoM

College of Medicine

EMR

Electronic Medical Records

FAM

Finance and Administration Manager

FFS

Fee for Service

FTE

Full-time Equivalency

GST

Goods and Services Tax

ISA

Individual Services Agreement

MSB

Medical Services Branch

MF

Medical Faculty

MoH

Ministry of Health

OSCE

Objective Structured Clinical Exams

PBO

Physicians’ Billing Office

PGME

Postgraduate Medical Education

PH

Provincial Head

PSA

Practitioner Staff Affairs

SHA

Saskatchewan Health Authority

SMA

Saskatchewan Medical Association

UGME

Undergraduate Medical Education

WBC

Workers’ Compensation Board

1. What should I do if I am interested in obtaining an ACFP contract? (Updated August 2018)
Please contact your Provincial Head (PH) to express interest. The PH will work with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the College of Medicine (CoM) to determine if an ACFP and associated funding is available. If approved for development, the PH will work with you and the Academic Clinical Funding Plan Office (ACFP-O) to develop an ACFP contract.

2. Can I change my ACFP from a personal contract to professional corporation contract?
Yes. Once you have a professional corporation in place, please notify the Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) for your department who will facilitate the required changes. You will need to complete new banking forms and initial the changes in your contract.

3. Does the ACFP allow for work to be completed outside of the province of Saskatchewan?
Clinical services can only be paid for when completed for residents/beneficiaries of Saskatchewan within the meaning of The Saskatchewan Medical Care Insurance Act. Academic services may at times be provided outside the province if it has been clearly identified within the ACFP deliverables and is for activities that are deemed to produce results that are of primary benefit to the CoM and/or the university (e.g., member of multi-province task force). It does not cover volunteer work. All out-of-province work must be approved by the PH in advance of the work being completed. A copy of this approval must accompany the monthly invoice or the associated hours will not be paid.

4. Can I provide part-time services outside the ACFP contract, e.g., operate an outpatient clinic or have other contracts with outside organizations?
The ACFP is a whole time contract, inclusive of all insured services. Some uninsured third party services may be performed outside the stipulated weeks in your contract, as per the Payments/Third Party Policy for Uninsured Services. The incorporation of other applicable agreements may be discussed with your PH when developing your ACFP. As an independent contractor, you are responsible to declare all services and income and ensure that the related funding is directly assigned to the ACFP.

Also see: Individual Service Agreements

5. Do I get vacation time?
As an independent contractor paid vacation does not apply. ACFP contracts cover 44 weeks annually, leaving 8 weeks of uncontracted time per year for the contractor to use as they deem appropriate (e.g., personal time, CME, holiday).

6. Do I get benefits?
As an independent contractor, employee benefits do not apply. You may wish to make your own arrangements or contact the SMA to discuss benefit options they arrange for Saskatchewan physicians.

7. What is included in onsite overhead?
Medical Faculty (MF) engaged through an ACFP contract may purchase the services of onsite clinical staff or hire their own. MF may also choose to cover their own “general office expenses” or, if available, purchase them from the college or SHA.

General office expenses are purchased as a package and the standard amount of $8000 is charged to cover a multitude of general office expenses such as, but not limited to, desk phones, faxes, printers, postage, couriers, paper and other sundry office expenses. This was deemed a reasonable amount when averaging expenses of this nature and is intended to reduce the amount of administrative minutia that could come from highly individualized overhead.

Clinical staff salaries vary from one person to another (i.e. position, rate of pay and benefit costs). A standardized amount of $31,737/year was identified to cover the salary and employment costs for half-time clinical clerical assistance. MF will have varying preferences for the amount of clinical clerical assistance they desire and will be charged overhead accordingly, e.g., if the MF has requested full-time clinical assistance the related overhead charge will be $63,474 (2 times $31,737).

Other related items are:

  • The PBO and EMR are cost recovery services that are billed for separately from overhead.
  • Lease agreements are not included in the overhead charges. They are paid to the SHA at a current rate of $30/square foot
  • SMA EMR Credit Program: applicable for those who pay directly for and operate private EMRs.

8. What if I would like more than a half-time clinical support?
See previous question. If you wish to pursue this option, please contact the FAM in your department.

9. What is the process with respect to overhead invoicing and payment?
There are numerous ways to handle overhead invoicing and payments. You will receive an invoice directly from your department for the overhead costs. The frequency of this invoice can be determined between yourself and the FAM or department contact. Invoices can be sent and paid no more frequently than monthly and no less frequently than quarterly. Check with your FAM as to the frequency of invoicing and the method used in your department. You can pay the overhead invoice either by cheque or credit card.

10. If I am on an ACFP contract am I required to fully participate in on-call?
MF on an ACFP are required to fully participate in providing 52 weeks of on-call service in accordance with the call rotation(s) of the department as determined by the PH. The scheduling of call coverage responsibilities is arranged equitably and collaboratively among the medical faculty in the department and the PH.

ACFP payment rates are set based on full on-call participation. In special circumstances the PH may agree to waive the on call requirement and the ACFP rate would be reduced to reflect this decreased level of service. Please note stipends for on-call service are in addition to the ACFP contract and are paid quarterly by the SHA.

11. How are the ACFP benchmarks rates determined?
The ACFP benchmarks represent the 40th (Level 1) and 60th (Level 2) percentiles of both the Saskatchewan Fee-For-Service rates and the mean compensation rates of the western provinces. Benchmark rates will be reviewed regularly, although a timeline for review has not been established. ACFP rates are subject to provincially negotiated fee adjustments.

Your level specified in your contract remains the same for the length of the contract period.

12. If I am involved in the SMA CQIP Program is the work eligible as part of my ACFP contract? Involvement types include: Physician participants enrolled in CQIP; Physician faculty members; Physician coaches. (New August 2018)

No, CQIP involvement is not eligible as part of your ACFP contract. This time would be outside the ACFP. MF receive remuneration for their time spent on CQIP from the SMA.

13. Why is my ACFP contract for 3 years and my ISA only for 1 year? (New August 2018)
ACFPs are 3-year contracts whereas the ISAs outline annual deliverables within the context of that contract. This provides the flexibility to adjust the deliverables of the contract annually to meet fluctuating needs while providing the security of a 3-year contract.

14. What work can I perform outside of my ISA?
All in-province insured clinical services must take place within the 44 weeks of a full-time ACFP contract. Some uninsured services (e.g. WCB) may take place outside of the 44 weeks, and payments may be retained by the MF. Certain payments, such as for reviews, performing as an examiner, honorariums, etc., can also occur outside of the contracted 44 weeks. A MF with significant third party contracts may request an ACFP contract at less than a full-time FTE. A request to work a reduced FTE must be pre-approved in writing by the PH, the CoM and the SHA. Also see Change Process questions.

15. What do I do if available clinical billing codes are not reflective of my work?
ISAs are developed based on current FFS billing practices for each specialty group. Shadow billing within an ACFP contract utilizes the same codes as a FFS physician in that specialty. If there are codes you feel do not reflect your work and wish to present additional codes for consideration, this can be brought forward as an application to the SMA’s Tariff Committee.

16. What happens if inadequate work space hinders my ability to see the number of patients required in my ISA?
You are responsible to meet the identified deliverables within your contract. If issues challenge this significantly then please discuss this with the PH as soon as possible.

17. The ISA measures quantitative values, such as clinical volumes and time spent teaching. How will quality of academic and clinical service be assessed?
Qualitative evaluation will involve collaborative consultation between the MF and PH.  The MF will provide self-reported details on the exceptional quality of his/her performance across all domains of the ISA in the previous year. The PH will assess the quality of services provided on the basis of the MF’s self-reported data, the PH’s own experiences with the MF, and any other relevant means (e.g., student or peer feedback).

Also see Review Process questions

18. Are no-shows or last minute cancellations accounted for within my clinical service numbers?
ISA clinical targets are developed based on billed patient services that have been provided by each specialty group historically, and therefore patient cancellations are accounted for in the ISA deliverables.

19. What is the process to end or renew contracts?
Termination and renewal of contracts will be handled as per the terms outlined in Section 5 of the ACFP contract.

Midway through the final year of the contract the MF and PH will discuss whether there is interest to renew or let the contract end. This will provide adequate time for renewal or transition discussions to occur before the contract expires.

20. How do I request a change to my ACFP contract?
It is expected that, whenever possible, 90 days notice will be provided when requesting a change to your contract. All changes must be approved in advance of the commencement of those changes. All changes must be approved by the PH, and changes to academic or clinical FTEs must also be approved by the funders. Retroactive requests for changes to FTE splits will not be approved.

Complete the ACFP Change Request Form and provide it to your PH. The PH will discuss the request with you and other impacted parties. If the requested change is supported, both you and the PH will sign the form and return it to the ACFP Office. The ACFP-O will facilitate the necessary approvals and documentation of the required contract/ISA and/or funding agreement changes.

21. Can I be absent from my contract for a period of time? (Updated August 2018)
A 1.0 FTE ACFP contract covers 44 weeks (220 days) of service that is provided over the 52 weeks available each contract year. It is expected that short periods of time away will be handled as part of the 8 weeks of uncontracted time. Extended time away (greater than 60 consecutive days) from contracted service deliverables, may require resignation of the current contract if not pre-approved by the PH (see below).

22. If I am planning a long-term absence from the ACFP, what do I need to do to assist with coverage? (New August 2018)
If you are planning a long-term absence (> 60 consecutive days), please discuss well in advance with the PH.

The process to take an absence from the contract begins with an ACFP Change Request Form submitted to the department for written approval. Once the form and time period impacted is submitted, further discussions may take place. While every effort will be made to accommodate these requests, the service needs of the SHA and CoM will factor into these decisions. This is a joint process with advance notification required and with formal coverage arrangements made outside of the ACFP by the stakeholders. With the change form and the time period confirmed, the department may make a request to PSA and the CoM to assist with coverage and contractual arrangements. The replacement physician who provides clinical and/or academic services would not assume your contract and ACFP rates would not apply.

23. How would an approved long term absence from my contract impact my withheld funds and incentive payment opportunities?
As noted above, if you are planning a long-term absence, please discuss well in advance with the PH. Also see Withholding and Incentive Payment questions.

24. Can I change my contracted FTE during the contract year?
See Change Process questions. Because your request involves a change to your ISA deliverables, you will need to complete an ACFP Contract Profile Form in consultation with the PH.

 

25. What do I do if there is a discrepancy between the number of approved services provided by MSB and my EMR? (New August 2018)

The data provided by MSB represents the number of approved services processed for the duration of the contract.

The number of approved services may not match the number of services showing in the MF’s EMR due to the application of the payment schedule assessment and billing rules to submitted claims.

As per the MSB Billing Agreement, it is the responsibility of the MF to reconcile any rejected or returned claims.

If there is a large discrepancy between the number of approved services provided by MSB compared to those in the MF’s EMR, please ensure that:

  • All claims provided for the contract period have been submitted to MSB Claims. If you are aware that a number of your claims will be submitted late, please notify the ACFP-O to ensure that the MSB data request is sent once all the claims have been submitted and reviewed.
  • All rejected and returned claims have been reconciled.  Returned claims are those which have incorrect or missing information and require a second submission.  MF are encouraged to have their billing clerk call MSB Claims if they are unable or unsure how to reconcile returned or rejected claims.

Contact Information

26. Can I invoice for work or attendance at approved events if they occur on a weekend?

It is expected this would be a rare occurrence as most activity occurs Monday through Friday. On-call services are not an invoiced activity as they are paid for through a separate stipend process and are considered outside the ACFP contracted hours. However, if the work, as outlined in your ISA, is on an approved Clinical Teaching Unit which requires that you are on-site for a minimum of a half day per weekend day (+5 hours), you may invoice for a half day per weekend day.

27. How do I invoice for a week that contains a statutory holiday? (Updated August 2018)

Paid statutory holidays are an employment construct and do not apply to independent contractors. If you work onsite for a minimum of a half day (5 hours) you should invoice for this half day. If you do not work, it would be considered one of the days not covered within the 44 weeks of the contract.

28. Do I need to charge GST on my invoice?

Clinical Service

The SHA has consulted with a professional accounting firm and they conclude that the separate supply of clinical services made by a licensed physician does qualify as a GST­ exempt supply. They also consulted with the MoH, which indicated clinical services within an ACFP are GST exempt, similar to FFS. Therefore, invoices issued by MF for clinical services under the ACFP agreements should not include GST.

Non-clinical Service

Certain payments for non-clinical services may not be exempt from the GST. This may include, but is not limited to, administrative, advisory and teaching services provided as a result of contractual agreements or other payment arrangements with physicians, either directly with the physician or through a medical corporation. The CoM and the SHA have been advised that to charge or not charge GST is a matter between the business provider and the Canada Revenue Agency. As such, we are not able to provide specific direction to you on this matter and we strongly recommend that you consult with your tax advisor.

After receiving advice from your tax advisor should you determine that GST will be charged for the non-clinical services, your invoice is required to contain the following information:

a. Your GST number
b. Amount of the invoice subject to GST
c. Applicable GST

29. What is the expectation for oversight with respect to information provided on my invoices?

There is a requirement that the information provided is in sufficient detail and verifiable such that it would meet the expectations of our accreditors, auditors and other interested agencies, e.g., Canada Revenue Agency. Due to the nuances of each department’s services the PH and the FAM will work together to develop practices that ensure the necessary degree of certainty is reached.

Conferences

30. When can I invoice for time to attend a conference?
You may invoice for your time to present a lecture and/or paper on original research related to the deliverables within your ISA. Time for personal or professional development, networking or personal interest cannot be invoiced for. If you are unsure, prior to attendance please check with the FAM in your department who can facilitate, if necessary the PHs pre-approval and obtain this in writing.

31. I plan to present a paper at several conferences throughout the year. Is there a limit to the number of times I can invoice for a presentation of the same paper?
There is no defined maximum number of times you may invoice for a presentation of the same paper. The number of times will be limited by the protected time available within your ACFP and the degree to which the presentation supports delivery of the research outcomes identified within your ISA. If you are unsure, prior to attendance please check with the FAM in your department for guidance. If necessary they will elevate your request to the PH for pre-approval.

32. I am presenting a paper on one day of an upcoming three day conference. The paper is based on my own research and part of the research deliverable that has been identified within my ISA. How much time do I invoice for this work?
There is no pre-defined number of days you may invoice. The total amount of supported time to present research must be seen to be reasonable when taking into account the portion of your FTE related to this work and the expected outcomes. If you are unsure, prior to attendance please check with the FAM in your department for guidance. If necessary they will elevate your request to the PH for pre-approval.

33. Can I invoice for time and expenses when attending CME events as a participant?
CME is a requirement for MF to keep their clinical skills current and therefore attendance at such an event is outside the contract and should not be invoiced for. This may be taken during the eight weeks of non-contracted time.

Teaching

34. Do I need to invoice separately for prep and/or assessment time associated with each hour of didactic teaching I provide?

Yes, you should invoice for teaching including prep time. Up to half-hour of prep time per hour of teaching time has been allocated for in your ISA.

35. Do I invoice for bedside teaching?

No. Bedside teaching is important teaching that involves or is related to a specific patient and occurs in conjunction with clinical service. It is compensated for as part of the clinical service deliverables identified within your ISA.

36. Do I invoice for teaching related to medical student electives?

No. Elective teaching is important clinically based teaching for clerks (JURSIs) and residents and occurs in conjunction with clinical service. It is compensated for as part of the clinical service deliverables identified within your ISA.

37. Do I invoice for Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE)?

Yes. OSCEs are provided as part of the UGME and PGME academic teachings and should be identified on your monthly invoice.

38. Do I invoice for time taken to provide feedback to the residents?

No. Resident feedback is defined as specific feedback provided to residents for the purpose of supporting their development and success. It can happen formally and informally. If a resident is having difficulty and formal intervention is needed this is the role of the Program Director. Informal resident feedback happens on a daily basis and is expected to occur as a normal practice in conjunction with clinical service. It does not need to be invoiced for as it is compensated for as part of the clinical services identified within your ISA.

39. How do I invoice for PGME teaching when it is usually done on a rotation and hard to track?

All PGME rotational based teaching is compensated under the clinical portion of your ISA as part of your overall clinical duties.

40. Can I supervise MSc and PhD students while on an ACFP contract?

Yes. The College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies oversees the provision for the supervision of MSc and PhD students. Your academic appointment with the university provides you the opportunity to become a member of the CGPS. For further details please refer to their website at http://www.usask.ca/cgps/policy-and-procedure/index.php .

Development

41. Can I invoice for time to attend mandatory training such as iPBL, TEMES, orientation for Clinical Integration, etc.

Yes. Mandatory attendance at training is recognized as billable time. However, prior to attendance ensure that your PH is in agreement. The FAM in your department can facilitate, if necessary, acquiring your PHs written pre-approval.

42. Can I invoice for attendance at a workshop on teaching skills?

Professional development related to the improvement of teaching skills is something the CoM encourages. If you wish to invoice for this time please obtain PH written agreement prior to attendance.

There are a number of factors the PH may consider when determining approval:

  • MF’s years of experience
  • Relevancy to expected deliverables
  • Needs of the department

Leadership and Administration

43. When can I invoice for time taken to attend meetings?

Most ISAs have provided a standard 5% to attend clinical and academic meetings and it is expected you will invoice for related activities.  If you are unsure, prior to attendance please check with the FAM in your department for guidance. If necessary they will elevate your request to the PH for written pre-approval.

44. Can I invoice for participating in clinical and academic leadership activities?

Clinical and academic leadership activities must be related to deliverables identified within your ISA. Participation in leadership roles beyond those required by departmental mandate must be pre-approved by the PH if you are intending to invoice for the activity. It is expected that invoiced amounts will proportionally reflect the leadership activity undertaken.

45. Can I invoice for time spent participating in CaRMS interviews?

Participation by MF in the CaRMS interview process is seen as a professional activity whereby you are contributing to your profession by helping to select your future peers and colleagues. While time spent participating in this process is not considered clinical or academic time, for which you can invoice, it is important work that the CoM supports by helping to offset associated out of pocket expenses (e.g. meals and/or travel). Reimbursement will follow the University of Saskatchewan policies for travel and expense reimbursement.

46. Can I invoice for reimbursement of expenses associated with attending meetings or conferences?
Unless alternate arrangements have been made and approved in writing by the PH in advance, the MF is responsible for all expenses associated with the delivery of their contract.

47. Will CPP and income tax come off my pay automatically?

As an independent contractor, no deductions will be taken from your payment or remitted on your behalf.

48. Do I get a pay stub?

No. When your invoice has been received and processed you will receive an e-mail confirming that payment has been made. If you are not receiving this confirmation please contact your department's FAM to ensure the correct email address is on file.

49. When do I receive my stipend for call?

On call stipends are paid quarterly (March, June, September and December) by the SHA.

50. How long will it take for me to receive my monthly payment for academic services after submitting my invoice? (Updated August 2018)

Invoice submissions will be processed each month with payment issued net 30 days from receipt of the invoice. Direct deposit timeframes may differ depending on the contractor’s financial institution.

51. How long will it take for me to receive my monthly payment for clinical services after submitting my invoice? (Updated August 2018)

Automatic clinical payments are issued on the 15th of every month

52. How is my clinical payment amount determined? (New August 2018)

Automatic monthly clinical payments will be equalized over the course of 11 months. The 12th month will be issued based on the actual invoice submitted and with consideration to the overall annual reconciliation of the contract and services provided for the 12 month period. However, if monthly invoice submissions are more than 60 days past due from the last day invoiced, automatic monthly clinical payments will cease.

53. Why is the payment issued now net 30 days from receipt of the invoice versus 10 business days?

Given that there are two different payments being issued, payment processing will now align with the university and the SHA’s payment policies.

University payment policy is that payment is issued net 30 days from receipt of invoice. This is a maximum timeframe for payment and we will continue to process and issue payment as quickly as possible.

54. Why do I receive two payments? (Updated August 2018)

The university issues payment for academic services and GST on academic deliverables. The SHA issues payment for clinical services.

55. Why do I need to participate in an annual review? 

Your ACFP contract stipulates that performance will at a minimum, be evaluated annually to ensure that you have met your contract expectations and that you are contributing in a manner that is consistent with departmental expectations, CoM needs and the standards of the profession.

This formal review will occur each year during the anniversary period of your contract.

56. Are there other times that I will/ should be reviewed? (Updated August 2018)

To ensure that you are supported and on target to meet your academic and clinical deliverables, progress will be reported on and discussed as you and/or your PH deem necessary.

57. Who initiates the review meetings? 

The department FAM will ensure the review meetings are scheduled.

58. What do I need to have prepared for my review meeting?

In advance of your review meeting, you will need to submit to your FAM the following:

  • Quantitative ISA Review Summary Form (Years 1-3) and Qualitative ISA Review Summary Form (Year 3 only)
  • The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, Medical Services Branch, Billing Analysis (shadow billing report) for the contract year will be provided in advance of your review meeting. Provide any other clinical reports as is deemed appropriate to your department/specialty.  

59. What can I expect to be covered at my annual review?

At a minimum, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Performance of academic and clinical deliverable goals
  • CME and faculty development plans
  • Academic career development and progress towards promotion, if desired

60. Where can I get my clinical billing information? (Updated August 2018)

You may review your clinical shadow billing data at any time through your billing clerk. The MoH provides quarterly shadow billing analysis  reports which capture services provided by date of payment. The MoH also provides an annual shadow billing analysis  report which captures services by service date to inform the clinical portion of the year-end evaluation process. The MoH is currently working on a process to have all MoH reports capture services by service date, rather than date of payment.

61. What are the evaluation ratings based on?

The contract stipulates the ratings will be based on a four point Likert Scale (under review) for clinical and combined academic deliverables as well as overall performance. 

62. If, as a result of my review, I need to adjust my deliverables and/or FTE, how do I do that?

See Change Process questions

63. When is my ACFP contract renewed?

Discussions to renew your contract will happen in the final year of your contract.

64. What if I don’t agree with the outcome of my annual review?

If agreement cannot be reached on the outcome of your annual review, the matter may be handled as outlined in your ACFP Contract, Section 9 – Dispute Resolution.

65. How do I get my withheld funds paid back to me?

Once the contract year has finished, the MF will submit the invoice for his/her 12th month for reconciliation and payment. During the annual review, the PH will assess the MF’s performance against their contracted deliverables. Given a performance rating of satisfactory or higher, the PH will recommend to the BWRC that the withheld funds be released.

66. When will my withheld funds be paid to me?

In most cases, they will be paid out within 90 days following the PH’s approval to release the funds.

67. What targets do I have to reach and/or exceed to be considered for an incentive payment?

The incentive provision of the ACFP is intended for exceptional circumstances where an MF has been asked by their PH to take on additional duties above a 1.0 FTE (220 days). This would include situations such as critical acute shortages and increased academic needs. 

In order to achieve an incentive payment the MF must provide evidence that all academic and clinical deliverables identified in their ISA and as approved by the PH have been exceeded by 10% or more.

68. What happens to my withheld funds if I am absent for more than 60 days of my contract?

Withholding funds are not to be unfairly withheld. Regardless of when an absence occurs, the MF is eligible to receive consideration for the release of withheld funds provided the following has been met:

  • PH pre-approved the absence
  • At a minimum, the MF satisfactorily met their contracted deliverables for the time period under consideration
  • The MF has provided all required invoices and information in a timely manner.

69. What happens to my eligibility for incentive payment if I am absent for more than 60 days of my contract?

Not fulfilling the contracted services has system wide impacts on the CoM and the SHA, (e.g. patient and student care, resources, reputation) other service providers’, deliverables etc. For the preceding reasons, absences and/or modifications to FTE/ISAs related to absences from contracted services are not eligible for incentive.

*Contracts signed after July 1, 2018 do not have clauses related to withholding or incentive payments.

70. As an independent contractor do I have academic freedom?

Yes. Academic freedom is provided under The University of Saskatchewan Act and granted for any related academic duties as part of an individual's appointment with the university, regardless of compensation model.

71. Will the university support Medical Faculty if they are named in legal action such as a human rights complaint that is centered on academic decisions?

Any MD formally engaged with the CoM, will have general liability protection and will be supported by the university through any potential claims centered on academic decisions.

72. Can the college/university logo be used in conjunction with clinic and other logos on business cards, fax sheets, letterhead and other relevant materials?

Yes. We encourage all MF to include the college/university logo in their materials.

Logos and usage guidelines are available at https://communications.usask.ca/logos.php

73. If I sign an ACFP contract, would all of my research funding (i.e. public funding such as SHRF and CIHR funds, and industry funding from clinical trials) need to flow through the College of Medicine? (Updated August 2018)

If a MF researcher receives protected research time through an ACFP contract, and he/she applies for (and is awarded) funding from an external agency through their CoM appointment, then these funds must be administrated through the university, unless specifically not allowed by the funder.

Under review: Clinical trials are not recognized as research within the ACFP model, and as such, protected time is not provided within the ACFP contract.  If the MF researcher wishes to complete clinical trials outside his/her ACFP protected time, he/she may do so, but all expenses and revenues associated with this research including any administration is the sole responsibility of the MF researcher.

74. Many funding agencies require the Principal Investigator to have a university appointment, how is this handled for MF on an ACFP contract?

MF engaged with the CoM have an academic appointment that represents their ongoing relationship with the university. This appointment is separate and distinct from the various forms in which MF are remunerated. MF engaged with the CoM will receive a university appointment letter from the Provost’s office that will provide them the ability to apply for and hold research funds. Granting of research funds is subject to the relevant terms and conditions of the granting agency.

For the 2016 Transition FAQs, please view the PDF below.

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Key Contacts

If you did not find the answer you are looking for here you are encouraged to reach out to the appropriate contact listed below or e-mail with any questions or concerns.

Gill White, Academic Lead
Greg Power, Operational Lead


Tammy Goebel, SHA ACFP Lead
Jennifer Beck, CoM ACFP Lead