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AAMC Infographic Shows How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Are Improving Patient Care Through Medical Research and Education

October 26, 2012

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has released an infographic illustrating the unique role that the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals play in the health care system. The graphic includes quick facts and statistics that underscore the role of academic medicine in educating and training tomorrow’s doctors, conducting pioneering research to discover new treatments and cures, and improving patient care.

The infographic is a helpful visual tool for showing how medical schools and teaching hospitals work together to achieve the three missions of education, patient care, medical research. This illustration also is a valuable resource for explaining the unique and critical role of academic medicine to policymakers, journalists, and other key audiences.

Highlights from the infographic include:

  • The nation’s nearly 400 major teaching hospitals train 80,000 residents in primary care and specialty areas each year.

  • AAMC-member teaching hospitals provide approximately 25 percent of clinical care and nearly 40 percent of charity care.

  • Medical schools and teaching hospitals drive health innovations in treating cancer, diabetes, chronic disease, and more.

The infographic is available in the AAMC Newsroom, and will also be available on the AAMCAction app. Click “save as” to download and share the file.

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The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians. Additional information about the AAMC and U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals is available at www.aamc.org/newsroom

Contact

Brooke Bergen
Public Relations and Communications Manager
Telephone: 202-828-0419
E-mail: bbergen@aamc.org

The Impact of Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

Future of Health info graphic This infographic demonstrates the unique role that the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals play in the health care system to improve patient care.