The Benchmarking Project, an ‘internally funded’ project of the Deans, concluded mid 2011. The Project was initiated to help medical schools understand cost drivers and cost structures. Profiles were developed for each medical school on dimensions of their structure and costs including: finances; staff (with separate profiles indicating the mix of academic and professional staff, as well as affiliated staff); students;teaching; research; and settings (hospitals, GP and campuses where teaching is delivered). These profiles will assist medical schools internally benchmark and better understand their cost structures.
The data forming the base of this project are expected to be collected each second year to maintain currency and usefulness to Schools.