ERIC Number: ED311797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Characteristics of U.S. Medical School Salaried Faculty in the Past Decade. 1968-1978.
Higgins, Elizabeth J.
This descriptive study prepared by the Association of American Medical Colleges displays current data on the available manpower resource of salaried faculty at U.S. medical schools for the academic year 1977-78. Comparison tables on selected characteristics are included for the academic year 1967-68, the first year for which data on medical school faculty were entered into the system, to show the lack of change in characteristics of salaried faculty at medical schools over the 10 years. Three sections present: an introduction; methodology; and discussion (overview of faculty, areas of responsibility, training and credentials, demographic characteristics, new-hires, and employment history). Study results indicate the following: the total faculty more than doubled in number over the 10 years, with the largest relative gains occurring in family medicine; total salaried faculty in 1977-78 numbered 47,479, of whom 41,161 were full-time; only 7.0% of the faculty did not hold doctoral degrees, and the M.D. degree was held by more than twice as many faculty as those who hold the Ph.D. degree; 42% of the doctoral faculty benefited from postdoctoral training awards; the percentage of full-time faculty who are female increased from 13.3% to 15.2%; and minority faculty increased their representation from 7.3% to 10.4%. Appended are: faculty roster forms; description of variables derived from faculty roster system master file, for tabulations in report; and nature of employment definitions. (SM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Demography, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Medical School Faculty, Medical Schools, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Salaries, Teacher Characteristics, Women Faculty
Association of American Medical Colleges, One Dupont Circle, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see HE 022 854.