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Table 1 Proposed Academic Quality Indicators (AQIs) List. Presents the proposed AQIs by the first Delphi round voting Means (SD), in descending order of their normalized value (NV), clustered into three groups of importance

From: Measuring the academic value of academic medical centers: describing a methodology for developing an evaluation model at one Academic Medical Center

Rank Indicator descriptiona Mean (SD)b NVc
Group A
 1 Competitive research grants (Total number) 4.43 (0.57) 0.89 (0.11)
 2 Scientific publications, weighted by their Impact Factor 4.42 (0.46) 0.88 (0.09)
 3 Competitive research grants funding (USD) 4.37 (0.58) 0.87 (0.12)
 4 Percentage of residents passing stage ‘B’ examd 4.37 (0.65) 0.87 (0.13)
 5 Completed research studies, approved by the IRBe 4.35 (0.48) 0.87 (0.10)
Group B
 6 Trained medical students 4.22 (0.62) 0.84 (0.12)
 7 Percentage of residents passing stage ‘A’ examf 4.22 (0.69) 0.84 (0.14)
 8 Approved research protocols by the IRBe 4.20 (0.54) 0.84 (0.11)
 9 Scientific publications (Nominal) 4.18 (0.66) 0.84 (0.13)
 10 Physician authorship rateg 3.92 (0.58) 0.78 (0.12)
 11 Supervised students (Masters/Doctoral) 3.90 (0.48) 0.78 (0.10)
 12 MDs holding another Doctoral or Masters degrees 3.83 (0.34) 0.77 (0.07)
 13 Approved patents 3.82 (0.52) 0.76 (0.10)
 14 Utilizing residents’ positions 3.78 (0.77) 0.75 (0.15)
 15 Excellence programsh 3.77 (0.39) 0.75 (0.08)
 16 Published books/chapters 3.73 (0.40) 0.75 (0.08)
Group C
 17 Submitted patents 3.70 (0.60) 0.74 (0.12)
 18 Attendance in scientific conferences 3.68 (0.76) 0.74 (0.15)
 19 Evaluations provided by medical students 3.67 (0.92) 0.73 (0.18)
 20 Activity as a peer-reviewer 3.65 (0.31) 0.73 (0.06)
 21 Journals’ editors 3.57 (0.44) 0.71 (0.09)
 22 Teaching courses by faculty members 3.55 (0.39) 0.71 (0.08)
 23 National societies / unions members 3.53 (0.46) 0.71 (0.09)
 24 Commercial research funding (Total number) 3.47 (0.82) 0.69 (0.16)
 25 Evaluations provided by nursing students 3.43 (0.63) 0.69 (0.12)
 26 Nursing students trained 3.42 (0.65) 0.68 (0.13)
 27 Commercial research funding (USD) 3.33 (0.79) 0.67 (0.16)
 28 Performance of on-time evaluation by a tutor 3.05 (0.45) 0.61 (0.09)
  1. Summary of the candidate AQIs, ranked by their normalized value (NV)
  2. aPer year per department, normalized by department size factor
  3. bCalculated as a Grand Mean of all four attributes’ rankings per AQI
  4. cCalculated by dividing each Index Grand Mean per the maximum value of the scale, i.e., 5 (points)
  5. dAn oral exam towards the end of the residency period
  6. eIRB – Institutional Review Board
  7. fA written exam, usually half way thought the residency period
  8. gRate of physicians who have published a scientific publication in the last year from overall FTEs
  9. hSpecifically, the ‘Talpiot’ medical leadership program at Sheba medical center, a program that identifies and promotes the brighter young physicians in research and leadership [26]