Preliminary Approvals to Proceed Before beginning specific discussion with a prospective partner institution about the placement of students, the faculty sponsor completes a “Notification of Affiliation Conversations and Preliminary Approval to Negotiate International Clinical Agreements” form (preliminary approval form), obtains the approval and signature of the cognizant dean(s), and submits the form to the Office of Clinical Contracting.
The Office of Clinical Contracting will review the preliminary approval form, and, if it approves, will forward it to the Assistant Provost for Global Health Initiatives, who will submit the form to the Assistant Provost for International Partnerships for the Provost’s review and approval. The Provost has assigned responsibility for this review to the Associate Provost for International Programs. The Associate Provost’s review will be completed in one week.
If the program is under the supervision of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, additional review and approval of the program is required by the appropriate official.
Once approved by the Associate Provost for International Programs, the form will be returned to the Office of Clinical Contracting, which will notify the faculty sponsor of approval to begin negotiations.
A non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) is not required to enter into an Affiliation Agreement, Clinical Exchange Agreement, Educational Site Agreement, or Graduate Medical Education Program Letter of Agreement. However, an MOU may be executed if circumstances warrant.