History Timeline

Executive Faculty System

During the decade following the Flexner report, the executive faculty assumed major responsibilities in running the Medical School. Teamwork and consensus building among the department heads became essential. The department heads have major roles in selecting new department heads. This executive faculty system encourages the selection of clinical department heads who are excellent scientists, excellent clinicians, and team players. This model of leadership has likely had an impact on the types of individuals who have been chosen to run the Departments of Neuropsychiatry (1938-1963) and Psychiatry (1963 – current). For a list of Psychiatry Department Heads, click here.