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About Us

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures

The AAMC leads and serves the academic medicine community to improve the health of people everywhere. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations.

Key Facts

Our member institutions represent the full spectrum of medical education:

170 accredited U.S. & Canadian medical schools
400+ teaching hospitals & health systems, including Veterans Affairs medical centers
70+ faculty & academic societies

We lead and serve our member institutions, as well as the following communities:

191,000+ full-time faculty members
149,000+ resident physicians
95,000+ medical students

Who We Are

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Leadership

Our forward-looking leadership team is dedicated, focused, and experienced. The AAMC leadership is united in leading and serving the academic medicine community to improve the health of people everywhere.

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Board of Directors

The AAMC is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors.

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Institutional Membership

As a member of the AAMC, your medical school, teaching hospital, or academic society makes an investment in your institution, the academic medicine community, and the future of health care.  

Membership Details

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AAMC History

The AAMC was founded in 1876, by a group of educators and established basic practices for medical schools. 

Timeline of AAMC's history

What We Do

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A Healthier Future for All: The AAMC Strategic Plan

The AAMC's strategic plan takes a clear-eyed perspective of the environment, defines priorities, sets common goals, establishes agreement around intended outcomes, and charts an effective course for the future.

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Mission Areas

The AAMC focuses on transforming health care in four primary mission areas: medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations.

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Improving the Health of People Everywhere

The AAMC collaborates with its members and their multisector community partners to make progress towards health equity, address public health crises, and ensure that all people can get the care they need from a diverse, inclusive, and culturally responsive physician workforce.

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Grants and Awards Received by the AAMC

The AAMC receives a number of grants and awards that assist us in conducting our work.

Grants and Awards Received

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AAMC Awards

The AAMC honors individuals and organizations making significant contributions to improve the health of all.

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