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AAMC Strategic Planning Process

About the AAMC’s Strategic Planning Process

President and CEO David Skorton is personally leading the AAMC’s strategic planning team, which includes members of the AAMC Board of Directors and the AAMC Leadership Team.

Illustration depicting concept of collaborative, strategic planning.

The AAMC's Strategic Plan was released on October 27, 2020. The process began with a comprehensive scan of the environment to identify the challenges and opportunities that will affect society; patients, families, and communities; health care and academic medicine; associations and nonprofits; and the AAMC itself. 

With the environmental scan completed, the process focused on updating the AAMC mission and vision statements and identifying broad themes and goals to address the challenges and opportunities identified in the environmental scan. More than 1,500 members of AAMC’s affinity groups viewed the draft themes and goals and provided critical feedback and insight.

Building on the themes and goals, the strategic planning team formulated 10 bold plans for action to prepare for the immediate post-pandemic world and work toward improvements in our educational, research, health care, and community collaboration systems to better prepare academic medicine and the nation for the future.

Development of implementation plans for each of the 10 action plans is now underway.