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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:

156 Accredited U.S. Medical Schools
191,512 Total U.S. Full-time Faculty
95,475 Total U.S. Medical Student Enrollment
$167B Total U.S. Medical School Revenue
$24B Total Federal Research Grants & Contracts at U.S. Medical Schools
$34B Total Expenditures and Transfers from Hospital Funds to U.S. 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.

Explore these opportunities

Member Organization Solutions (MOS)

Learn how MOS offers confidential partnership and data-driven solutions to help medical school leaders solve emerging operations, financial, and cultural challenges.

Make transformational change easier

Medical School Operations Data Snapshots

The AAMC regularly produces Data Snapshots on issues related to medical school operations, finance, culture, and strategy.


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.

Access StandPoint Surveys program information

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.

Selected Reports

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.