Federal Hospitals and Health Systems
AAMC membership provides VA medical centers and VISNs with access to timely legislative policy updates, high-quality educational programming, rich data resources, and robust services to help address your institution’s greatest challenges.
The VA is an irreplaceable component of the US medical education system, training more than 40,000 medical residents annually. As AAMC members, VA medical centers and other academic medical institutions join together to address challenges such as access to complex care for veterans, workforce development, physician recruitment, clinical innovation, and quality improvement.
Membership Benefits for Federal Hospitals and Health Systems
The following membership benefits are covered by annual institutional dues.
Professional Development for VA Medical Center Leaders
Membership grants VA medical center and VISN leaders, physicians, researchers, and administrators access to more than a dozen AAMC professional development groups. These groups provide vibrant communities for growth and learning for more than 15,000 physicians and staff from AAMC member institutions. The Group on Resident Affairs, for example, addresses issues of national significance around graduate medical education (GME) and develops solutions and best practices for GME leaders.
Policy and Advocacy
The AAMC provides its members with access to timely legislative policy updates and represents its member institutions before Congress, federal regulatory authorities, and the executive branch. Your voice shapes priorities and informs our positions. For instance, the AAMC is working on behalf of its members to raise awareness of the need for physicians to care for our nation’s veterans. VA physician shortages are symptomatic of a broader trend. The AAMC projects a nationwide shortage of between 46,000–90,000 physicians by 2025, adversely impacting the most vulnerable populations, including veterans.
In addition, in collaboration with partner organizations, the AAMC promotes VA research funding and annual VA funding recommendations. The VA is in a prime position to study the causes and most effective treatments that most commonly afflict our service members and veterans. Through its collaboration with partner organizations, the AAMC briefs members of Congress on the funding needs of health care and research at the VA, raises awareness of the VA’s medical care and research programs, and promotes VA research successes.
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 Faculty Salary Survey and other benchmarking data and research reports.
Institutional Capacity Building Programs
Members have the opportunity to participate in programs that build their organizational capacity and strengthen their organizational effectiveness. reintroduce legislation to increase the number of federally supported residency training positions.he AAMC worked with Congress to
Additionally, AAMC staff work closely with the VHA Office of Academic Affiliations to develop, implement, and assess VA policies, ensuring strong collaborations between the VA and academic partners.
Additional Fee-for-Service Resources
Member VA medical centers and VISNs 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
VA medical center members have the opportunity to enroll their staff, researchers, and administrators in AAMC educational events. These events, whether live or virtual, offer opportunities to build skills and to share best practices. The AAMC’s latest leadership offerings include:
Being a Resilient Leader Workshop
Discover a fresh perspective on leadership and a unique framework for overcoming challenges in this exclusive 2-day skill building workshop. Available to individuals at AAMC member organizations, this learning opportunity helps leaders increase resiliency, maintain a sense of purpose in turbulent times, and accelerate their leadership effectiveness.
Leadership and Management Foundations in Academic Medicine and Science
Learn and practice the essential skills required of effective leaders in this custom-designed seminar for new and emerging leaders in academic medicine and science. Available to individuals at AAMC member organizations, this engaging seminar builds emotional intelligence, strengthens communication skills, and helps new leaders successfully transition to a leadership role.
When recruiting for open positions, the AAMC’s online job board, CareerConnect, is available to help member institutions find top talent. Member institutions can post open positions on the AAMC’s online job board at discounted rates. Positions are advertised throughout AAMC publications and its website.
The AAMC produces a number of publications that are available to member institutions at a discounted rate. For example, the AAMC’s publication Finding Top Talent: How to Search for Leaders in Academic Medicine provides innovative ideas and promising practices to help academic medical centers recruit the best leaders for the future.
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)