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Endowed faculty positions in academic emergency medicine: 5 years later.
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PMID:  20655162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: In 2004, we examined the number of endowed faculty positions (both chair and professorship) in Academic Departments of Emergency Medicine (ADEMs) in the United States (US).
OBJECTIVE: To survey ADEMs in the United States concerning their number of endowed faculty positions and compare the results to the 2004 study.
METHODS: A survey was sent to the chairs of all ADEMs in the United States belonging to the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine. We requested information on: number of endowed chair and professorship positions, amount required to fund, date established, source of funding, and future plans.
RESULTS: Seventy-three chairs responded, for a 100% response rate. Eight chairs reported one endowed chair position each. One chair reported two such positions and one chair reported three chair positions. In total, 10 ADEMs (13.7%) reported 13 endowed chair positions. For endowed professorships, eight chairs reported one professorship each and two chairs reported two such positions. A total of 10 ADEMs (13.7%) reported having 12 endowed professorships. In all, 19 ADEMs (26%) reported a total of 25 such positions. The typical amount allowed to spend was 4-5% of the value of the endowment annually. The average amount necessary to fund an endowed chair position was $1.5 million, and $1 million for an endowed professorship.
CONCLUSION: Twenty-six percent of all US ADEMs now have an endowed faculty position. There has been a nearly threefold increase in the number of endowed faculty positions over the past 5 years.
Alicia S Devine; Francis L Counselman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia and Emergency Physicians of Tidewater, Norfolk, Virginia.
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