Current state of educational compensation in academic neurology: Results of a US national survey

Daniel Weber, Harini Sarva, Joshua Weaver, Fei Wang, Jingyuan Chou, Susannah Cornes, Katherine C Nickels, Joseph E. Safdieh, Ann Poncelet, Barney J. Stern

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In the current medical climate, medical education is at risk of being de-emphasized, leading to less financial support and compensation for faculty. A rise in compensation plans that reward clinical or research productivity fails to incentivize and threatens to erode the educational missions of our academic institutions. Aligning compensation with the all-encompassing mission of academic centers can lead to increased faculty well-being, clinical productivity, and scholarship. An anonymous survey developed by members of the A.B. Baker Section on Neurologic Education was sent to the 133 chairs of neurology to assess the type of compensation faculty receive for teaching efforts. Seventy responses were received, with 59 being from chairs. Key results include the following: 36% of departments offered direct compensation; 36% did not; residency program directors received the most salary support at 36.5% full-time equivalent; and administrative roles had greatest weight in determining academic compensation. We believe a more effective, transparent system of recording and rewarding faculty for their educational efforts would encourage faculty to teach, streamline promotions for clinical educators, and strengthen undergraduate and graduate education in neurology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2019

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Neurology
Compensation and Redress
Graduate Education
Efficiency
Financial Support
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Internship and Residency
Medical Education
Climate
Reward
Nervous System
Surveys and Questionnaires
Teaching
Education
Weights and Measures
Research

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Weber, D., Sarva, H., Weaver, J., Wang, F., Chou, J., Cornes, S., ... Stern, B. J. (2019). Current state of educational compensation in academic neurology: Results of a US national survey. Neurology, 93(1), 30-34. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000007664

Current state of educational compensation in academic neurology : Results of a US national survey. / Weber, Daniel; Sarva, Harini; Weaver, Joshua; Wang, Fei; Chou, Jingyuan; Cornes, Susannah; Nickels, Katherine C; Safdieh, Joseph E.; Poncelet, Ann; Stern, Barney J.

In: Neurology, Vol. 93, No. 1, 02.07.2019, p. 30-34.

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Weber, D, Sarva, H, Weaver, J, Wang, F, Chou, J, Cornes, S, Nickels, KC, Safdieh, JE, Poncelet, A & Stern, BJ 2019, 'Current state of educational compensation in academic neurology: Results of a US national survey', Neurology, vol. 93, no. 1, pp. 30-34. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000007664
Weber, Daniel ; Sarva, Harini ; Weaver, Joshua ; Wang, Fei ; Chou, Jingyuan ; Cornes, Susannah ; Nickels, Katherine C ; Safdieh, Joseph E. ; Poncelet, Ann ; Stern, Barney J. / Current state of educational compensation in academic neurology : Results of a US national survey. In: Neurology. 2019 ; Vol. 93, No. 1. pp. 30-34.
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