News, Academic Medicine: AAMC Report on Medical Faculty Retention & Attrition Rates
June 16, 2008
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” This AAMC Analysis in Brief investigates 10-year retention rates of U.S. Medical School Faculty — with special attention to first-time assistant professors (i.e., faculty with no prior appointments at or above the rank of assistant professor)… For all faculty, the percentage leaving academic medicine ranged from 37 percent to 40 percent “.
Excerpt from the recently released AAMC 2008 report, “Long-Term Retention and Attrition of U.S. Medical School Faculty“ *
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) just issued a new report from their series, Analysis in Brief – Volume 8, Number 4 – June 2008 (title shown above). The four-page report is available from the AAMC website, at no cost, to read or download from the AAMC link (pdf here).
Following is a screenshot of Table 1 from the report. Take a close look at the extreme-right hand column, ‘Percent of Faculty Leaving Academic Medicine:
Source Credit: American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) – copyright 2008 – all rights reserved
These are some sobering statistics. For other AAMC reports, click here.
* Note: The time period covered in the study was from 1981 through 1997.