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Association of American Medical Colleges Tomorrow's Doctors, Tomorrow's Cures®

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.

Teaching Hospitals

Millions of Americans turn to teaching hospitals for specialized surgeries, life-saving care, and complex treatments.

They are where medical knowledge continuously evolves and new cures and treatments are found. They are where critical community services, such as trauma and burn centers, always stand ready. They are the training ground for more than 100,000 new physicians and other health professionals each year. Teaching hospitals also are a vital part of America's safety net, providing care to millions of the nation's uninsured.

The AAMC represents the nation's nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems and their associated clinical physicians. Comprising only five percent of all hospitals, AAMC members provide:

  • 79 percent of all level-one trauma centers;
  • 68 percent of all burn care unit beds,
  • 37 percent of neonatal ICUs
  • 59 percent of pediatric ICUs
  • 37 percent of all hospital charity care nationwide

Teaching hospitals are improving health by...

Discovering tomorrow's cures and transforming care

Providing community care

Educating future physicians

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Member Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems

Hope Happens

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

Medical Schools

The AAMC represents all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools.