Round Table 301G    

Linda Myerholtz, PhD

Several informal surveys have been conducted to gather compensation data for behavioral science educators in family medicine. This data is frequently requested to help establish salary ranges for new behavioral science positions. Additionally, behavioral scientists seek this information to evaluate their own compensation packages and may use the data to advocate for compensation adjustments. The most recent survey was conducted in the fall of 2019. The online survey was distributed through the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's (STFM) Collaborative on Family and Behavioral Health list-serve and 134 individuals provided salary data. In this session we will review the results of the 2019 survey and discuss the limitations and challenges that were identified in the survey process. The round table discussion will focus on gathering feedback from participants on information that should be included in a future survey, strategies for soliciting better quality data, and strategies for increasing the response rate.