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Mission Areas

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The AAMC focuses on transforming health care in four primary mission areas: medical education, patient care, medical research, and diversity, inclusion, and equity in health care. 

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Medical Education

America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals educate tomorrow’s doctors and prepare them to meet society’s evolving health needs. The AAMC works with our members to advance the continuum of medical education to meet society’s evolving health needs.

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Medical Research

The AAMC's member institutions pioneer research that saves lives and transforms the health of our nation. As the leading voice and advocate for America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals, the AAMC champions an environment in which discovery flourishes.

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Patient Care

Medical schools and teaching hospitals drive the medical innovation that improves health. The AAMC works with our members to improve the quality, safety, value, and equity of health care.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are committed to developing a culturally competent, diverse, and well-prepared health care workforce. The AAMC works with our members to increase diversity and inclusion in medicine and to advance health care equity.

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Improving the Health of All

We collaborate with our members to make progress towards health equity, address public health crises, and ensure that all people can get the care they need from a diverse, inclusive physician workforce.

Advancing Health Policy

We are the leading voice of the nation's medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies with the public and before Congress, federal regulatory agencies, and the executive branch.