In February 2013, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) decided to transition the Council of Academic Societies (CAS) to the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS). The revised membership structure is intended to strengthen faculty voices within the AAMC. In addition to the current two representatives from each of nearly 90 academic societies, each medical school is asked to appoint, in consultation with internal faculty bodies, two faculty representatives: one faculty member within 10 years of initial career faculty appointment, and the other a department chair or a comparable faculty leader.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Representatives will serve on CFAS for a two year term.
  2. They must actively solicit and represent concerns of IUSM faculty to the CFAS.

More information can be found on the AAMC Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) website.

Jessica Swanson

Executive Administrative Assistant