The Aging of Full-time U.S. Medical School Faculty: 1967-2007

This in-depth analysis examines why U.S. medical school faculty are getting older. The report shows that average faculty age is rising in every department, regardless of degree, rank or demographic, despite a 700% increase in the total number of faculty over the past 40 years.

The report cites numerous causes for the trend, including continuing (retained) faculty and higher attrition rates among women and minority faculty.

Read the full AAMC report(PDF).

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