AAMC membership is an investment in your medical school, the academic medicine community, and the future of health care.
Membership Benefits for Medical Schools
Medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) are eligible for AAMC membership. The following membership benefits are covered by annual institutional dues.
Professional Development for Faculty and Staff
Member institutions have the:
- Ability to enroll faculty and staff in 21 professional development groups and councils.
- 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 faculty salary data, the Medical School Mission Management 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 Competency-Based Learning and Assessment Initiative, Integrating Quality Initiative, and the Research on Care Community.
Subject Matter Expertise
- 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.
Applicant and Student Service Programs
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:
- AMCAS: Member medical schools have exclusive use of AMCAS application processing and verification services. As part of AMCAS, AAMC conducts criminal background checks on all accepted medical school applicants.
- Careers in Medicine: Member medical schools benefit from the resources of Careers in Medicine, a comprehensive career-planning program for medical students that pairs well with a school’s own career advising resources.
- FIRST: Financial information, resources, services, and tools provide information to manage and understand finances, loans, debt.
Member institutions receive:
- Ten free copies of Academic Medicine to distribute to key institutional leaders.
- 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.
LCME Assistance and Accreditation Services
- Members have access to the support and program improvement assistance offered by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
Additional Fee-for-Service Resources
Member medical schools 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.
- Access to AAMC analysis of the Faculty Forward Engagement Survey to assess and improve the engagement of your institution’s workforce.
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: Ability to enroll in the Visiting Student Application Services processing program to streamline the application process and management of away electives for medical students.
- GHLO: The Global Health Learning Opportunities application service facilitates global mobility for final year medical students pursuing clinical, research, or public health electives outside their home country.
- The AAMC produces a number of publications that are available to member institutions at a discounted rate.
Event Space at the 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 medical schools have the ability to enroll faculty and staff in 21 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 Business Affairs (GBA)
- Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI)
- 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
- Group on Regional Medical Campuses (GRMC)
- Government Relations Representatives (GRR)
- Group on Student Affairs (GSA)
- Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)