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Annual Development Survey

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Since 1999, the AAMC has been building a national benchmarking database of fundraising programs at medical schools and teaching hospitals. This database is a product of the data submitted each year by AAMC member institutions.

The survey and its resulting database are designed to:

  • Assist medical school deans and teaching hospital CEOs in assessing the effectiveness of their institutional fundraising
  • Enable members to benchmark their development programs against those of other institutions
  • Compile and report national trends in fundraising at medical schools and teaching hospitals

The 2020 AAMC Development Survey Results Are Available

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s survey. The 2019-2020 survey results are now available. Participating institutions have exclusive access to a reporting tool that offers more detailed aggregated data and institution-specific benchmarking reports, which was sent to their survey contact(s) on August 26, 2021. 

Development Leadership Committee 

The AAMC Development Leadership Committee, comprising chief development/advancement officers from AAMC member institutions, provides guidance to AAMC staff on the Annual Development Survey and other fundraising support efforts. Meet the committee.

Data and Custom Benchmarking Reports

Custom reports are available only to participating institutions for any given year of data collection.

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Data Access Requirements

Data Confidentiality Policy: The salary data collected for individual positions at an identified institution are classified by the AAMC as confidential. All other survey data are classified as restricted. All data are securely stored by the AAMC. The restricted data are released with institutional identification to participating institutions but are not made available to the public.

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