Mission, Vision, and Strategy
2013 Annual Report
The AAMC and our members worked together in 2012 to lay a strong foundation for the future.
AAMC member institutions include:
- the 141 accredited U.S. medical schools
- the 17 accredited Canadian medical schools
- nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers
- 93 academic and professional societies
Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians.
Each AAMC-member medical school has one primary and up to three alternate student participants in the Organization of Student Representatives. Members of the Organization of Resident Representatives are appointed by academic societies that represent department chairs and program directors.
Medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) are eligible for AAMC membership.
Not-for-profit teaching hospitals in the U.S. and Canada are eligible if they are affiliated with a medical school member and offer residency programs in at least four specialties. (The latter requirement may be waived for specialty institutions such as psychiatric or rehabilitation hospitals.)
Academic society members are 501(c)3 organizations with primary missions that include advancing medical education and/or biomedical research.
- Representatives of AAMC member institutions enjoy benefits that include professional groups and meetings, valuable data, service programs, and numerous publications.
- The member price for publications is extended to individuals at AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals.
- Members of AAMC professional development groups may have access to members-only resources on the AAMC website.
AAMC constituents network with their colleagues through more than 70 meetings sponsored annually by the association's professional development groups, advisory panels, and special-issue task forces. The AAMC annual meeting, held each fall, continues to be the largest regular gathering of leaders in academic medicine.
The association also offers opportunities for professional development through its executive development seminars for deans and department chairs and its faculty development and leadership programs, and through numerous conference calls on specific issues.
Professional Development Groups
The AAMC supports a number of professional development groups for individuals in leadership positions at member medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies. AAMC professional development groups foster growth and leadership skills and provide opportunities for networking and information sharing.
All individuals at U.S. and Canadian medical schools with an interest in medical education may join the Group on Educational Affairs. Membership in all other groups requires appointment by the medical school dean, teaching hospital executive, or academic society president.
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