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GFA Programming for Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting

Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting was held in Chicago November 7-11. During the five-day meeting, GFA members had the opportunity to gather together and connect with other faculty affairs' colleagues. Thank you for joining us at the following sessions designed specifically for faculty:

Are All Faculty Equal?

This collaborative session focused on finding solutions to the following key questions: What is the “System” doing to make ALL faculty feel equal?

How can we all become engaged and leaders in advancing faculty and supporting a more functional system that leverages all the key stakeholders and provides support, guidance and leadership to developing the optimal system and faculty member.

Allowing a broader discussion for the AAMC community to engage in this important national dialogue, this session leveraged key findings and continued important discussions that arise.

At the end of this session, learners:

1)      Learned the current state of the environment/system/structure and the state of the faculty.
2)      Through group discussion explored innovative strategies through each lens – Do physicians – care providers feel equal? Do physicians – researchers feel equal? Do basic scientists feel equal? Do faculty from acquired and merged practices feel equal?
3)      Defined key areas for future discussion and action, how to best engage stakeholders and leaders within their institution, industry, health care, and community partners in innovative and collaborative approaches to support faculty and the institution.

Steven Block, MB BCh
Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD MHS
Lawrence Smith, MD MACP
Roberta Sonnino, MD

Compensation and Tenure: Flexibility in a traditional environment

With the enormous financial pressures medical schools are facing, coupled with declines or flattening of research funding, many schools are reviewing their tenure and compensation policies. One primary question that schools face is how to compensate research faculty (both basic science and clinical investigator) if the faculty member is no longer receiving grant support. A growing number of medical schools have implemented some types of salary reduction for these faculty or are considering a salary reduction. This session presented the legal ramifications and restrictdions involved with salary reductions, the relationship between salary reduction and tenure, and how to institute equitable policies around these issues at insdtitutions. The second part of the session focused on productivity measures and written standards that schools have developed to measure their faculty performance. In addition, there was a discussion of how school are able to still utilize, support and compensate valuable and/or tenured faculty members who may no longer be receiving grant dollars to cover their salaries.

At the end of this sessions learners were able to:

1) Better understand the legal ramifications around salary guarantees and tenure.
2) Learn effective examples of productivity measures and written standards utilized to determine compensation.
3) Consider alternative ways to engage research faculty no longer conducting funded research who are still employees of their institution.

Speaker: Harriet Hopf, MD

AAMC Faculty Life Cycle Webinar Series

Silhouette GraphicThe GFA is pleased to announce the launch of a five-part series on the medical faculty life cycle.

Click here for a short introductory video and registration information.

GFA Carole J. Bland Phronesis Award

Carole Bland

The GFA established this award to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Bland.

GFA Collections in MedEdPORTAL

The GFA Professional Development Subcommittee, in collaboration with MedEdPORTAL, is pleased to announce the launch of GFA Collections. 

StandPoint™ Surveys

AAMC's StandPoint Surveys offer robust custom engagement surveys that delve into the factors unique to academic health institutions that drive the engagement and retention of faculty and staff. We partner with you to develop a comprehensive and customized approach to collecting essential employee feedback needed to support your institution’s goals. AAMC experts and support offers a turnkey process for survey administration that ensures your institution can successfully collect rich and representative data.