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GIA Membership

GIA Member Benefits

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend AAMC’s professional development Conferences throughout the year, including two conferences particularly designed for advancement professionals:

The AAMC National Professional Development Conference for Institutional Advancement, held each spring, provides nuts-and-bolts tactics and strategies related to the five disciplines in institutional advancement. GIA members receive a discount on registration fees.

Learn, Serve, Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting, held each fall, offers a national conversation on the future of health care, bringing together future and current leaders within academic medicine.

  • Webinars led by industry experts focused on the latest institutional advancement trends, issues, and best-practices.

  • National platform to showcase your institution’s best programming, projects, and publications in the "Awards for Excellence" competition.

Exclusive Access to Data and AAMC-Developed Resources

  • Complimentary access to AAMC member-institution collected data including the AAMC Development Survey Data (comparing institutions' development program benchmarks such as staff size, organization structure, budget, and revenue raised), Results of Medical School Enrollment Surveys, State Physician Workforce Data Book, and more.  

  • Discounted prices on AAMC publications providing extensive data and analysis in all areas of unique concern to academic medicine, including faculty salary data, the Medical School Mission Management Tool, and other research reports and benchmarking data.

Networking and Staying Connected

  • Private listserves for each GIA discipline that provide an opportunity to network, post queries, and share best-practices with peers at other institutions.

  • Ready access to expertise, policy resources, and critical information via multiple AAMC communication channels:

Monthly GIA e-newsletter

Washington Highlights, a weekly summary of the major legislative and regulatory issues of importance to medical schools and teaching hospitals.

AAMCNews, the AAMC’s weekly news update, which covers the latest and most significant developments and innovations in academic medicine

  • Access to the private online GIA membership directory, a valuable networking tool for searching the GIA membership by region, institution, and discipline and for directly contacting colleagues around the country.

  • Access to member colleagues through the AAMC Group on Institutional Advancement External Link private portal on LinkedIn.

How to Join

GIA members must be appointed by the medical school dean or teaching hospital CEO of an AAMC-member institution. Deans and CEOs may appoint as many institutional advancement representatives as they choose. To become a member of GIA, ask your medical school dean or teaching hospital CEO to send a brief letter of appointment (that includes your name, title, institution, address, phone number, and e-mail address) to:

Hollie Sleeseman
Constituent Engagement Specialist
Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K St., NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001-2399


Membership Fees

Annual membership fees are $130 per person. In addition to the valuable services listed here, member fees allow the GIA to obtain high-quality speakers for the annual meeting and the national professional development conference, and support the Awards for Excellence competition.

Fees invoices are mailed to new members after we receive their appointment letters. GIA membership is individual-based (not institutional-based) and therefore is not transferable from one member to another in the same office or institution. For more information on membership, contact Hollie Sleeseman at 202-862-6209 or

GIA Membership

Information about GIA membership benefits.

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