Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems
AAMC membership is an investment in your teaching hospital or health system, the academic medicine community, and the future of health care.
Membership Benefits for Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems
The following membership benefits are covered by annual institutional dues.
Professional Development for Hospital and Health System Leaders
Member institutions have the:
- Ability to enroll leaders in 15 professional development groups.
- Access to vibrant networking opportunities and access to private peer-to-peer communities of professionals across the entire academic medicine enterprise.
Policy and Advocacy
Member institutions have:
- Representation before Congress, federal regulatory authorities, and the executive branch.
- Ready access to expertise, policy resources, and critical information.
- Direct channels to policy thought leaders and policymakers for developing and shaping policy.
Leading Edge Data, Analysis, and Research
- Institutional membership provides access to extensive data and analysis in all areas of unique concern to academic medicine, including the Hospital Operations and Financial Performance (OpFin) Annual Report, COTH Quarterly Financial Survey and COTH Data Tool, and other research reports and benchmarking data.
Institutional Capacity Building Programs
- Members have the opportunity to participate in programs that build their organizational capacity and strengthen their organizational effectiveness, such as the Optimizing GME Initiative, the Integrating Quality Initiative, and the Research on Care Community.
Subject Matter Experts
- The AAMC retains a cadre of experts who understand the complexities and unique missions of academic medicine. AAMC analysts, researchers, and strategists advance the understanding and development in medical education, science and science policy, health care delivery and quality, academic and faculty affairs, student affairs, diversity and inclusion, and more.
Graduate Medical Education Services
AAMC services for applicants, students and residents replace costly administrative infrastructure and personnel expenses and offer streamlined services to future and current physicians along the continuum of their career. These services include:
- FIRST: Teaching Hospital and Health System members benefit from the resources of FIRST including financial information, resources, services, and tools that provide information to manage and understand resident finances, loans, and debt.
- Careers in Medicine: Teaching Hospitals and Health System members benefit from the resources of Careers in Medicine, a comprehensive career-planning program for residents selecting fellowship training opportunities.
Member institutions receive:
- One free copy of Academic Medicine distributed to the CEO.
- Free copies of Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future.
- Free copies of Navigating the New Realities of Academic Medicine: Implications and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future.
Additional Fee-for-Service Resources
Member teaching hospitals and health systems have the opportunity to take advantage of additional fee-for-service resources that provide customized solutions to meet an institution's specific needs and challenges, or that provide professional growth opportunities to particular individuals within a member institution. These include:
Professional Development Conferences, Workshops, and Webinars
- Opportunities to attend leadership and professional development educational courses for individual faculty and staff to build skills and to share best practices.
Customized Consulting Services from AAMC Subject Matter Experts
- Access to AAMC Engagement Solutions: consultative services and tailored solutions from leaders and subject matter experts.
Alternative Payment Initiatives
- As a result of recent efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, AAMC is developing initiatives to help eligible member institutions maximize opportunities for implementing and exploring alternative payment programs.
Resource for Finding the Right Talent for your Organization
- Discounted fees for member institutions to post open positions on CareerConnect, the AAMC’s online job board.
Secure Solution for Financial Disclosures
- Preferred pricing for member institutions to use Convey, a secure online system designed to relieve the administrative burden placed on organizations as well as physicians, researchers, and scientists to make required disclosures of financial interests.
Student Services Programs
- VSAS: The Visiting Student Application Services processing program streamlines the application process and management of away electives for medical students.
- The AAMC produces a number of publications that are available to member institutions at a discounted rate.
Event Space at AAMC Learning Center
- The AAMC Learning Center is a full service meeting venue located on the second and third floors of the AAMC headquarters in Washington, D.C. Preferred pricing is available for member institutions to use the space. The Learning Center staff is available to assist members in planning a successful event. Learn more.
To learn more about how to become a member, please contact Member Services.
Related Affinity Groups
AAMC member teaching hospitals and health systems have the ability to enroll leaders and staff in 15 professional development groups.
Professional Development Groups:
- Chief Medical Officers Group (CMOG)
- Compliance Officers' Forum (COF)
- Forum on Conflict of Interest in Academe (FOCI)
- Group on Educational Affairs (GEA)
- Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA)
- Group on Faculty Practice (GFP)
- Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA)
- Group on Institutional Planning (GIP)
- Group on Information Resources (GIR)
- Group on Resident Affairs (GRA)
- Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND)
- Graduate Research, Education, and Training (GREAT) Group
- Government Relations Representatives (GRR)
- Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)