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Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA)

The Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) sustains faculty vitality in medical schools and teaching hospitals by supporting faculty affairs deans and administrators as they develop and implement institutional policies and professional development activities. 


Group on Faculty Affairs

We welcome GFA members to apply for the next cohort of the GFA Mentoring Circles Program, developed by the GFA Professional Development Committee. To be selected as a mentor or mentee, complete the application by May 22, 2024.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
July 15 - 17, 2024
Group on Faculty Affairs

This guide is a collection of articles covering topics central to faculty affairs professionals.

Group on Faculty Affairs

Resources for GFA members.

Group on Faculty Affairs

This document provides aggregate results from the 2022 AAMC Survey on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Policies. (sign-in required)

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This webinar recording addressed topics based on data from the 2022 AAMC Survey on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Policies.

Guide to Group on Faculty Affairs

GFA representatives are appointed. Membership is open to individuals at AAMC member institutions appointed by the Dean of a member medical school or CEO of a member teaching hospital. Email gfa@aamc.org for appointments information or questions.

About the Award

The GFA established the Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award to commemorate the legacy of service and example of Dr. Bland. This award serves to honor members of the faculty affairs community who exemplify the spirit of phronesis through dedicated and selfless promotion of faculty vitality.


Online submissions will be reviewed and discussed by the GFA Steering Committee. Upon the GFA Steering Committee selecting a recipient, the Chair will notify the recipient. The award is presented at the annual GFA Professional Development Conference.


The 2023 nomination cycle opens in Spring 2023. A call for award nominations will be sent.

Learn more about the requirements, selection process, and past winners

Connect with members of the Group on Faculty Affairs and stay informed on group news and priorities

The Group on Faculty Affairs offers numerous opportunities for members to collaborate and participate in group decisions and governance

A full list of the current members of the Professional Development and Program Planning Committees of the Group on Faculty Affairs.

A full list of the current members of the Communications Committee and Research & Scholarship Committee of the Group on Faculty Affairs.

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