AAMC initiated the Faculty Roster in 1966 to support national policy studies by collecting comprehensive information on the characteristics of paid faculty members at accredited U.S. MD-granting medical schools.
When individuals are first appointed to faculty positions, medical schools submit educational, employment, and demographic data to the Faculty Roster; updates are made as needed. Institutional participation in the Faculty Roster is voluntary at each of the nation's 147 medical schools. The Faculty Roster has grown to contain records on approximately 166,000 active full-time faculty. More than 230,000 inactive faculty are retained for research purposes or in case of reactivation.
Until May 2002, Faculty Roster representatives updated the Faculty Roster by submitting paper forms to the AAMC. Constituents had little access to reports except through paper publications, special requests, or static Web pages.
Since then, a new Faculty Roster user interface and data infrastructure called FAMOUS (Faculty Administrative Management Online User System) has allowed medical schools to submit information online or through batch uploads. Constituents at participating medical schools can readily access and customize Faculty Roster Web reports, including retention, promotion, alumni, educational, training, departmental, and demographic reports. For benchmarking purposes, many reports enable constituents to compare institutionally aggregated counts to nationally aggregate counts. Other reports show data for one's own medical school only. School-based constituents have helped to design these school-specific reports to meet day-to-day operational and management needs, whereby access is granted only to individuals with responsibility for maintaining faculty and administrator data at the given institution.
Please refer to the FAMOUS User's Guide for comprehensive instructions that the AAMC updates frequently to reflect the evolving Faculty Roster data services. The guide is also located within the FAMOUS application.
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