Medical School Operations
The Medical School Operations (MSO) unit serves and leads the business operations and planning entities of medical schools.
The MSO unit connects academic medicine leaders who administer and manage medical school operations and finances to AAMC resources that support their work.
We strive to facilitate long-term, positive organizational change by offering data, tools, and research to help medical schools:
- Change their business operations and institutional policies.
- Inform their strategic planning.
- Improve their overall financial health.
Learn more about AAMC-member medical schools:
What's New in Medical School Operations
Professional Development Opportunities
This curated set of learning events, certificate programs, professional development groups, and scholarship opportunities is designed to allow you to find the right opportunity for your career.
Research Lab Space Productivity at U.S. Medical Schools: A Review of the 2018 Operations Management Survey
This August 2020 data snapshot investigates trends in research laboratory space productivity as reported in the AAMC’s Operations Management Survey for fiscal year (FY) 2018.
StandPoint™ Faculty and Staff Engagement Surveys
Learn how to use StandPoint™ Surveys to gather direct feedback from your faculty and staff about their workplace experiences.
Medical School Operations Data Resources
The AAMC Selected Projects Schedule, Fiscal Year 2022-2023 documents selected data projects at the AAMC to help your institution understand when surveys and data reports are scheduled for release. However, please note that some dates are approximate and subject to change.
Below are some links to popular AAMC data tables and reports.
Selected Data Tables and Figures
FACTS: Applicants, Matriculants, Enrollment, Graduates, MD-PhD, and Residency Applicants Data
The AAMC FACTS tables present data on U.S. medical school applicants, matriculants, enrollments, and graduates, as well as data on MD-PhD students and residency applicants.
Faculty Roster: U.S. Medical School Faculty Tables
The U.S. Medical School Faculty tables are a set of tables and trend analyses that answer common questions about the national distribution of full-time faculty.
Faculty Salary Tables
The annual AAMC Faculty Salary Report displays total compensation of full-time medical school faculty broken out by rank, degree, department/specialty, school ownership, region, and — starting with the FY 2019 data — gender.
Medical School Profile System (MSPS)
The MSPS allows users to view and create benchmarking reports, access surveys, and download data at their convenience.
Organizational Characteristics Database (OCD)
The OCD provides information on a number of salient dimensions about the organizational characteristics of medical schools.
U.S. Medical School Revenues
The U.S. Medical School Revenues tables and graphs summarize data from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education Part I-A Annual Medical School Financial Questionnaire administered by the AAMC.
Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) Annual Survey of Hospital Operations and Financial Performance Annual Report
The COTH financial and operational survey is published in electronic and print format once per year. The COTH Data Tool enables respondents to the Annual Survey of Hospital and Health System Operations & Financials to access this Excel-based benchmarking and data analysis application designed exclusively for members of the AAMC COTH.
Diversity in Medicine: Facts and Figures 2019
Diversity in Medicine: Facts and Figures 2019 is a report that provides detailed statistical information about race, ethnicity, and sex in medical education and the physician workforce in the United States.
Medical Student Education: Debt, Costs, and Loan Repayment Fact Card for the Class of 2020
The Annual Student Debt Fact Card provides a snapshot of key student loan data and includes repayment scenarios.
Report on Residents
The AAMC Report on Residents is an online collection of data tables that includes current and historical data related to graduate medical education.
The State of Women in Academic Medicine 2018-2019: Exploring Pathways to Equity
The State of Women in Academic Medicine 2018-2019: Exploring Pathways to Equity provides data on the state of women’s advancement in academic medicine from learners to leadership positions.
Tuition and Student Fees Reports
The Tuition and Student Fees workbooks contain tuition, fees, and health insurance costs reported by accredited medical education programs from academic years 1996-1997 through the most recent academic year of available data.
Understanding and Addressing Faculty Salary Equity
These AAMC-developed tools and resources can help your organization to create a plan to achieve salary equity.
Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine
This new monograph presents data on the experiences of sexual and gender harassment among U.S. medical school faculty and case studies from institutions that have adopted new practices to address sexual and gender harassment.