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Organizational Characteristics Database (OCD)

The AAMC Organizational Characteristics Database (OCD) provides information on a number of salient dimensions about the organizational characteristics of medical schools.

The OCD now includes the teaching hospitals most recently reported primary medical school affiliate. The medical school-teaching hospital affiliations come from the COTH Annual and Quarterly Surveys of Hospital Operations and Financial Performance as reported by teaching hospital respondents.

The OCD reflects only accredited medical schools and their available data as of June 13, 2018, and medical school and teaching hospital affiliations available as of June 13, 2018.

Please see the List of Fields and Brief Field Definitions for more detailed information.

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