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New GFA designee? New to faculty affairs?
A quick-reference guide compiled by the Group on Faculty Affairs and the GFA Membership and Nominating Subcommittee as a resource for incoming GFA members and new faculty affairs professionals.
Faculty Affairs Toolkit
Webinars and Webcasts
This collection of Webinars cosponsored by the GFA cover a variety of hot topics of interest to faculty affairs and faculty development professionals.
Faculty-Related Data and Search Tools
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) The AAMC Data Book collates a variety of historical and current information on medical schools, teaching hospitals, faculty, students, applicants, matriculates, graduates, GME programs, health care finances, and biomedical research. The AAMC Data Book is published each year as a bound publication. As new data becomes available, revisions appear online. Contact: Susannah Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) This database generates tables on the annual distribution of U.S. medical school faculty by department, school, rank, ethnicity, degree, gender, primary specialty, and tenure status. The trend data includes: gender and ethnicity of U.S. medical school faculty; U.S. medical school faculty members by degree and department; and tenure status of U.S. medical school faculty members by degree and department. Contact: Rae Anne Sloane, email@example.com
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) Allows individuals affiliated with AAMC-member institutions and other AAMC constituents to access faculty salary report tables. These tables are identical to the tables in the AAMC annual report on medical school faculty salaries. Contact: Stefanie Wisniewski, firstname.lastname@example.org
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) The Faculty Administrative Management Online User System (FAMOUS) is a Web-based report writing tool that enables users to view aggregate reports on medical school faculty members and chairs, using data from the AAMC Faculty Roster. There are many institution-specific and national reports that can be generated, such as retention reports, promotion reports, alumni reports, department reports, rank reports, demographic reports, and educational reports. Contact: Rae Anne Sloane at email@example.com
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) This database contains information on appointment, promotion, and tenure policies of all LCME-accredited U.S. medical schools. Data come from an AAMC survey administered to U.S. medical schools every few years. Contact: Andy Nees, firstname.lastname@example.org.
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) MSPS is an AAMC-supported database that houses descriptive data reported by U.S. medical schools. MSPS enables users to view and create benchmark reports for medical schools on revenues, faculty and student counts, financial aid, and tuition and fees. The primary source of the data is the LCME annual surveys. Contact: Katy Brandenburg, email@example.com.
(AAMC Member Sign-In Required) This database shows institutional-level data about each medical school and its affiliated teaching hospitals, including the relationship of the medical school to its parent university, the ownership of the integrated hospitals and the legal structure of the practice plans. These data are updated yearly. Contact: Andy Nees, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This new collection features articles and reports published in Academic Medicine that are about issues important to faculty: development, mentoring, leadership, career tracks, and more. This collection is updated bimonthly by Academic Medicine journal staff.
Evolution of Faculty Affairs Article Published in Academic Medicine
How have faculty affairs and faculty development offices grown in the last ten years? The "Evolution of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development Offices in U.S. Medical Schools: A 10-Year Follow-up Survey" is now available as an ahead-of-print electronic publication on the Academic Medicine website. The authors hope that the information obtained will assist existing and new medical schools determine the optimal roles, responsibilities and distribution of effort for their own offices of faculty affairs.
Last year, the GFA Steering Committee undertook an extensive strategic planning process using feedback from the GFA membership through a survey and focus groups with key stakeholders. The steering committee used this feedback to define important goals to accomplish between now and 2015 to meet our mission and serve the needs of faculty affairs and faculty development leaders and their institutions.
Ways to Get Involved with Faculty Affairs Through the GFA
There are several ways for both Dean-appointed representatives to the GFA and non-members interested in faculty affairs to get involved in GFA activities.