Part of the AAMC Successful Medical School Department Chair Series, Recruiting is focused on the process of identifying and attracting the most qualified individuals to serve as department chairs. It should be required reading for every institutional leader involved in the search and selection process, as well as current and prospective medical school department chairs, deans and associate deans, and others who work with chairs.
The authors explain how to engage in a customized and rigorous search process to ensure the selection of an individual who is a perfect fit for the role, both for a skill and personality perspective. For each phase of the process, they discuss elements that should be considered and identify best practices and pitfalls to avoid.
In Recruiting, discover:
•Why search committees are evolving from representative-based to competency-based
•How to attract women and racial and ethnic minority candidates for leadership positions in academic medicine
•Pros and cons of using search consultants
•What type of interview approach to use
•How to bring a new leader on board.
The focus of the AAMC Successful Medical School Department Chair Series reflects the critical nature of department chairs. They need the competencies, skills, and approaches that will harness the intelligence, creativity, and commitment of faculty, students, residents, and peers.
This series includes three important publications:
•Recruiting: Proven Search and Hiring Practices for the Best Talent – This publication.
•Leading: Top Skills, Attributes, and Behaviors Critical for Success – Information to help current department chairs build skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a critical role. (Published in 2016)
•Pending publication centered on best practices around retaining, improving, and rewarding talent. (Expected 2018)