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GFA Resources


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

Online Learning for Faculty Affairs

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 Data Book

(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,

Faculty Roster

(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,

Faculty Salary Survey Reports

(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,


(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

Faculty Personnel Policies

(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,

Medical School Profile System (MSPS)

(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,

Organizational Characteristics Database

(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,

Faculty-Related Reading, Writing and Resources

This 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

Analysis in Brief

Analysis in Brief presents recent findings from the AAMC's data collection and research activities in a concise, easy-to-read report. Published several times a year, it addresses a wide range of topics and trends that affect medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Articles from the AAMC's professional development resource for faculty at medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Articles for faculty from Academic Physician & Scientist, 1995-2010.

The AAMC's Center for Workforce Studies strives to develop the capacity to effectively document and study physician workforce issues related to physician supply, demand, utilization, and distribution across specialty and geographic region. It also supports informed decision-making by the medical education community and policy makers, as well as AAMC policy goals related to the physician workforce, such as increasing under-represented minorities in medicine. Contact: Clese Erikson,