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Association of American Medical Colleges Tomorrow's Doctors, Tomorrow's Cures®

“We at the AAMC believe faculty are your institutions’ single most valuable resource. We know that it is important to keep faculty engaged and build strong workplace cultures to drive performance in our core missions.”

AAMC Chief Academic Affairs Officer
John Prescott, M.D.

"Understanding the strategic role played by faculty satisfaction is vital to the success of our institutions."

AAMC President and CEO
Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.

Faculty Forward Engagement Survey

Your faculty members are your institution's greatest resource, and fully engaged faculty can help improve your institution's bottom line. What are you doing to engage and support your faculty? To help academic medical institutions retain exceptional faculty and create a workplace that attracts and engages the most qualified faculty members, the AAMC created the Faculty Forward Engagement Survey to help institutions assess their faculty needs. Institutions can use this information to improve talent management strategies and engagement through data-based action planning with the intent to enhance individual and organizational outcomes over time. The Faculty Forward Engagement Survey offers the opportunity to learn how to improve engagement of an institution’s workforce.

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Learn more about the Faculty Forward Engagement Survey!

Did you know...

That more than 10 percent of medical school faculty plan to retire from or leave their institution in the next year or two and another 20 percent are unsure of their short-term plans?

Or that less than half of academic medicine faculty members feel they can freely express their opinion about their workplace?

Why is Employee Engagement Important?

Research shows that engaged individuals give more than is expected of them in their workplace and are happy to do so. Furthermore, engaged employees have a sense of mission and passion that motivate them to give exceptional effort to their work.  However, in order to be fully engaged, employees need the resources, support, and tools from the organization to act on, or drive, their sense of mission and passion. Highly engaged faculty members are not just interested in their work, they are invested in the success of your entire organization. Engaged, committed faculty members raise the level of organizational performance and pursue longer careers at your institution. Their enthusiasm is contagious, and the environment they create in their departments and laboratories is more likely to attract highly qualified recruits.

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Faculty Forward Learning Community

Tools and resources for institutions currently administering the Faculty Forward Engagement Survey.
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Scholarship & Publications

To learn more about engagement, read The Case for Strategic Talent Management in Academic Medicine

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