Group on Business Affairs (GBA)
The Group on Business Affairs (GBA) advances administrative and fiscal management in academic medical institutions to support medical education, research, and health care. GBA members are appointed.
- GBA Sessions of Interest at LSL 2019 (PDF)
- GBA HR Toolkit
- Survey Project Schedule 2019-2020 (PDF)
- GBA Newsletter - September 2019
- Understanding and Addressing Faculty Salary Equity
- Educating Colleagues About Medical School Finances (PDF)
- Costs of Federally Sponsored Research (PDF)
- Medical School Professional Staff: Findings from Three Pilot Studies
- Academic Medicine Investment in Medical Research
- Resource for Business Officers and New Deans (PDF)
- Human Resource Leadership Challenges in Academic Medicine
Guide to Group on Business Affairs
Meet the Staff
Director, Constituent Engagement
Constituent Engagement Specialist
Administrative Support Specialist
To reach a member of the GBA program staff, please contact GBA@aamc.org.
How to Join
To become a member of the GBA, an individual must be appointed by his or her medical school dean or principal business officer. A letter from the dean (or his or her designee) or principal business officer is sufficient to establish membership immediately.
There is no cost to join, nor is there a limit to the number of institutional representatives appointed to the GBA. However, only one representative may be designated as an institution's principal contact (PBO).
- Principal Business Officer (PBO): The principal institutional contact to the GBA on matters involving finance and general institutional administration. This individual is usually the Chief Financial Officer of the medical school. Only one individual may serve as the PBO representative to the GBA.
- Other Representative: Any staff member of an AAMC member medical school who has significant responsibilities involving medical school operations.
Benefits of Membership
If you regularly attend the GBA's professional development programs, you will not only gain new insights into your work but how to do it more skillfully. Starting with your first meeting you can develop a network of colleagues and peers who not only understand the challenges you confront daily in your position but who also are open and willing to share their own experiences coping with similar issues. In the GBA you can potentially forge friendships that will last throughout your career.
Resources for members include:
- Data Resources
- Networking Opportunities
- Professional Development Opportunities
- AAMC Resources, including access to GBA Listservs
Download a copy of the GBA History Book (PDF).
To send a listserv message, please send your posting to the appropriate address:
- GBA listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PBO listserv: email@example.com
- GBA-Human Resources Interest Group listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department Administrator Interest Group listserv: email@example.com
Please follow these important guidelines:
- Include your name and email address in the body of each email message you send.
- Identify the specific topic of your message in the subject line of your email.
- Be aware that when you use the "reply" function to a listserv message, your response goes to all listserv subscribers. If you wish to respond privately to an individual, do not hit the "reply" button; instead, send a message using that individual's direct email address.
Only messages from the email account by which you subscribed to the list will be accepted by the system. If you receive an automated bounce back to a message you sent from the same account to which listserv messages are sent, please forward the error message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All GBA listservs are moderated. This means that all messages will be reviewed by the listserv manager before posting. This is intended to minimize redundant requests for information and to avoid overwhelming the system with messages that result from automatic response functions such as out-of-office alerts.
AAMC policy prohibits the use of listservs to advertise job openings; however, position announcements that appear on the AAMC's CareerConnect may be distributed to an appropriate audience via listservs.
To access the listserv archives, please see links below:
- GBA listserv archives
- PBO listserv archives
- GBA-Human Resources Interest Group listserv archives
- Department Administrator Interest Group listserv archive
- Financing the Academic Medicine: How Medical Schools Work
- Addressing the Cost and Process of Implementing Medical Education Innovations
- The Academic RVU: Ten Years Developing a Metric for and Financially Incenting Academic Productivity at Oregon Health & Science University
- Reimagining the Hospital/Health System and Medical School Relationship
- Creating a New Health System Through Integration: the Nebraska Medicine Story
- Managing the Transition from Fee-For-Service to Population Health Management
- Getting the Most From Your AAMC Data
- FACTS TABLES
- US Medical School Faculty Data (Faculty Roster)
- AAMC Faculty Salary Report
- AAMC Report on the Compensation of the Dean’s Office Staff
- US Medical School Revenues Tables and Graphs
- Organizational Characteristics Database (OCD)
- Medical School Profile System (MSPS)
- Operations Management Survey and Tool (Accessible in the Metrics tab in the Medical School Profile System for participating schools)
- Department and Division Administrator Compensation Data (Accessible in the Compensation tab in the Medical School Profile System for participating schools)
The Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Business Affairs (AAMC/GBA) establishes the following categories of awards: Emeritus, Service with Distinction, and Honorary Member. These categories of awards are intended to provide a standard for the organization to recognize members who have retired, are planning retirement, or who leave academic medicine, and have provided outstanding commitment to the GBA. Contributions may have been provided in the form of leadership, exemplary service to the organization, and wisdom.
Approved January 2017
The Group on Business Affairs offers numerous opportunities for members to collaborate and participate in group decisions and governance.
Rules and Regulations
Official governance and administration information for members of the Group on Business Affairs.
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