Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS)
The AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) represents academic faculty within the governance of the AAMC. It includes faculty representatives from all member AAMC medical schools and from member academic societies. The Council provides a strong faculty voice within AAMC’s leadership structure and represents the full range of faculty at medical schools and teaching hospitals.
The Council is charged with identifying critical issues facing faculty members of medical schools; provide a voice for faculty about those issues to the AAMC as they relate to creation and implementation of the AAMC’s programs, services, and policies; and, serve as a communications conduit with faculty regarding matters related to the core missions of academic medicine. Other groups within AAMC have overlapping interests with the CFAS and the Council’s leadership is committed to being a collaborative partner with other AAMC groups and councils on matters of shared interest.
CFAS Membership and Leadership
The Council includes faculty representatives from all member AAMC medical schools and from member academic societies. Each AAMC member medical school appoints two representatives: one faculty member within 10 years of initial career faculty appointment; the other a department chair, division chief or institute/center director (or a comparable leader). Each member academic society appoints two representatives: one representative suggested to be a society member within 10 years of membership; the other a more senior member of the society. The CFAS representatives elect a 15-member Administrative Board to lead the Council’s activities. The Chair and Chair-Elect of the CFAS serve as ex officio members of the AAMC Board of Directors.