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Mission, Vision, and Strategy

AAMC Mission Vision Strategy

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2013 Annual Report

2012 annual report cover

The AAMC and our members worked together in 2012 to lay a strong foundation for the future.

Medical Schools

The AAMC represents all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies.

Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians.


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Comparing and Rating Medical Schools

The AAMC does not rate medical schools. The mission of every medical school includes teaching, research, and patient care. Because institutional priorities and approaches vary, ranking all schools based on a single criterion has limited utility.

The criteria sometimes used to differentiate among medical schools include National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding, percentage of graduates who are underrepresented in medicine, and tuition and fees.

For discussion of the value of ranking medical schools, see America's Best Medical Schools: A Critique of the U.S. News & World Report Rankings External Link in Academic MedicineĀ®, the AAMC's peer-reviewed monthly journal.

Find AAMC-member Medical Schools

The Medical School Directory has information on the U.S. and Canadian AAMC-member medical schools.


Hope Happens

The nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals are committed to advancing health and health care every day.


Teaching Hospitals

Teaching hospitals are a vital part of America's safety net. They are the training ground for new physicians and other health professionals. They are also where new cures and treatments are found.