CFAS Mission Alignment and Impact of Faculty Educators Committee
Chair: Stewart Babbott, MD, Professor, General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University of Virginia School of Medicine.
The CFAS Mission Alignment and Impact of Faculty Educators Committee (formerly named CFAS Mission Alignment and Faculty Values Task Force) focuses on the role of basic science in medical education — to consider both the scientific foundation of clinical medical knowledge as well as the preparation of clinician scientists. It explores the professional activities that might be expected of a graduating medical student and the impact of competency-based education on the length of training in various specialties. The committee also focuses on the preparedness of residency graduates to enter into the unsupervised practice of medicine and transition to independent practice.
CFAS Nominating and Engagement Committee
Chair: Vincent D. Pellegrini, MD, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.
The CFAS Nominating and Engagement Committee shall be composed of two subcommittees; one conforming to the nominating committee composition requirements contained in the CFAS Rules and Regulations and charged with the nominating committee activities described in that document; and a second subcommittee of the whole to undertake other activities.
CFAS Faculty Resilience Committee
Chair: Mona M. Abaza, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
The CFAS Faculty Resilience Working Group (formerly named Work-Life Balance Task Force) is charged with identifying institutional (both medical school and academic society) practices that successfully promote faculty vitality and well-being in both their professional and personal lives. The Task Force will consider the how CFAS can facilitate the personal and professional success of CFAS representatives. The Task Force is specifically charged with making recommendations to the CFAS Administrative Board and Program Committee on how the CFAS can best take advantage of the demographic and professional variety of the Council’s representatives.
AAMC Definition of Faculty Committee
Chair: Rosemarie Fisher, MD, Professor of Medicine; Director and Associate Dean Graduate Medical Education, Yale University School of Medicine.
The Definition of Faculty Working Group is a multi-group effort, led by CFAS, to define faculty and reach consensus on some of the key questions and issues related to who, exactly, comprises faculty at U.S. academic medical centers.