The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) approves ASN membership

By Laura McCann

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Board of Directors recently approved the membership of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in the AAMC, making ASN the latest CFAS member society.

The Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS), representing more than 370 faculty representatives appointed by member medical schools and academic societies, is a strong voice for academic faculty within the AAMC’s governance and leadership structures. The council is charged with:

  • identifying critical issues facing faculty members of medical schools;
  • providing a voice for faculty about those issues to the AAMC as they relate to creation and implementation of the AAMC’s programs, services, and policies;
  • and serving as a communications conduit with faculty regarding matters related to the core missions of academic medicine.

ASN has been in existence for 51 years, adapting and growing as the medical landscape has changed.  Not only does ASN bring those experiences to the table, CFAS provides an opportunity for ASN to collaborate with other academic societies on issues as wide ranging as teaching, research funding, clinical reimbursement, and advocacy—all issues vitally important to ASN.

Additionally, CFAS gives ASN a voice to share issues facing nephrologists at medical schools as well as an opportunity to learn how these issues are addressed by other CFAS members. By joining CFAS, ASN contributes directly to advancing the missions of academic medicine.  As stated in ASN’s mission and vision statements, the society is committed to leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.  Each activity and initiative the society undertakes is in service to advancing that cause.

Please contact Kidney News Online if you have any questions or comments.

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Board of Directors recently approved the membership of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in the AAMC, making ASN the latest CFAS member society.

The Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS), representing more than 370 faculty representatives appointed by member medical schools and academic societies, is a strong voice for academic faculty within the AAMC’s governance and leadership structures. The council is charged with:

  • identifying critical issues facing faculty members of medical schools;
  • providing a voice for faculty about those issues to the AAMC as they relate to creation and implementation of the AAMC’s programs, services, and policies;
  • and serving as a communications conduit with faculty regarding matters related to the core missions of academic medicine.

ASN has been in existence for 51 years, adapting and growing as the medical landscape has changed.  Not only does ASN bring those experiences to the table, CFAS provides an opportunity for ASN to collaborate with other academic societies on issues as wide ranging as teaching, research funding, clinical reimbursement, and advocacy—all issues vitally important to ASN.

Additionally, CFAS gives ASN a voice to share issues facing nephrologists at medical schools as well as an opportunity to learn how these issues are addressed by other CFAS members. By joining CFAS, ASN contributes directly to advancing the missions of academic medicine.  As stated in ASN’s mission and vision statements, the society is committed to leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.  Each activity and initiative the society undertakes is in service to advancing that cause.

Please contact Kidney News Online if you have any questions or comments.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018