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Strategic Priorities

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Mission Areas

Mission Areas Landing

The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.  The association is dedicated to transforming health care in four primary mission areas: innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, groundbreaking medical research, and building a culture of diversity and inclusion.  

Medical Education

The AAMC leads innovation along the continuum of medical education to meet the health needs of the public. The AAMC works to ensure that the education of all learners—medical students, residents, and practicing physicians—meets the highest standards to keep pace with the changing needs of patients and the nation's health care system.


Medical Research

Many medical breakthroughs are the result of research conducted at AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals—major centers of medical research and training sites for the biomedical research workforce.  From prevention to treatments, pioneering research in academic medicine transforms the health of our nation.

Patient Care

The academic medical community - comprised of teaching hospitals, faculty practice organizations and their affiliated teaching physicians, residents, and students—plays a unique and essential role in the US healthcare system. Academic medical centers are pioneers in treating complex conditions, centers of innovative research, and leaders in educating the next generation of physicians.

Diversity and Inclusion

The AAMC is working to increase diversity and inclusion in academic medicine and to advance healthcare equity in the United States.