The annual report "U.S. Medical School Faculty" is a set of tables and trend analyses that answer common questions about the national distribution of full-time faculty. The information is displayed by various characteristics such as department, rank, degree, tenure status, gender, and race/ethnicity. The trends summarize changes in full-time faculty attrition and promotion rates, in the average age of full-time faculty and department chairs, and in the distribution of full-time faculty, department chairs, and medical school deans across various dimensions over time. Starting in 2017, the U.S. Medical School Faculty report also includes five supplemental tables showing information on department chairs, full-time faculty hires, departures, and promotions, and full-time faculty by race/ethnicity (alone and in combination). Starting in 2018, the U.S. Medical School Faculty report also includes an additional table (Table 20) that will be included in the report moving forward. Starting in 2020, the U.S. Medical School Faculty report includes four additional supplemental tables showing information on the age of faculty and department chairs.
The data in this report are refreshed annually in January. For the most recent data, please contact your medical school's Faculty Roster Representative for access to FAMOUS, where much of these data are refreshed daily, going back to 1966. For a complete list of Faculty Roster Representatives by medical school, refer to the Member Directory for Roster Representatives.
Note that the AAMC Faculty Roster does not necessarily reflect official faculty counts. As a result, the figures in these tables should be viewed and used with care. While the proportion of faculty across key variables may be reasonably accurate, the number of faculty may not be. For official LCME faculty counts, please visit the Medical School Profile System. Although the Medical School Profile System reflects official faculty counts that institutions provide as part of their accreditation process, the Medical School Profile System does not always provide the kind of detail that the Faculty Roster provides. Moreover, the LCME collects aggregate data from medical schools once a year, while the Faculty Roster collects individual faculty data from medical schools on a rolling basis—these two different methodologies can lead to discrepancies.
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