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The Medical School Operations (MSO) unit serves and leads the business operations and planning entities of medical schools.

The MSO unit connects academic medicine leaders who administer and manage medical school operations and finances to AAMC resources that support their work. 

We strive to facilitate long-term, positive organizational change by offering data, tools, and research to help medical schools: 

  • Change their business operations and institutional policies.
  • Inform their strategic planning. 
  • Improve their overall financial health.


Learn more about AAMC-member medical schools:

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155

Accredited U.S. Medical Schools
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184,682

Total U.S. Full-time Faculty
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94,243

Total U.S. Medical Student Enrollment
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$148B

Total U.S. Medical School Revenue
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$20B

Total Federal Research Grants & Contracts at U.S. Medical Schools
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$30B

Total Expenditures and Transfers from Hospital Funds to U.S. Medical Schools

What's New in Medical School Operations

Resources for Medical Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Access the latest news and information about the COVID-19 pandemic for administrators working in medical school operations.

Explore resources

Gender Equity in Academic Medicine

Access resources, toolkits, effective practices, and other materials to address gender equity at your institution.

Explore resources

Research Lab Space Productivity at U.S. Medical Schools: A Review of the 2018 Operations Management Survey

This August 2020 data snapshot investigates trends in research laboratory space productivity as reported in the AAMC’s Operations Management Survey for fiscal year (FY) 2018.

Access all MSO data snapshots

StandPoint™ Faculty and Staff Engagement Surveys

Learn how to use StandPoint™ Surveys to gather direct feedback from your faculty and staff about their workplace experiences.

Access StandPoint Surveys program information

Medical School Operations Data Resources

The AAMC Selected Projects Schedule, Fiscal Year 2021-2022 documents selected data projects at the AAMC to help your institution understand when surveys and data reports are scheduled for release. However, please note that some dates are approximate and subject to change.

Below are some links to popular AAMC data tables and reports.

Selected Data Tables and Figures

FACTS: Applicants, Matriculants, Enrollment, Graduates, MD-PhD, and Residency Applicants Data

The AAMC FACTS tables present data on U.S. medical school applicants, matriculants, enrollments, and graduates, as well as data on MD-PhD students and residency applicants.

Faculty Roster: U.S. Medical School Faculty Tables

The U.S. Medical School Faculty tables are a set of tables and trend analyses that answer common questions about the national distribution of full-time faculty.

Faculty Salary Tables

The annual AAMC Faculty Salary Report displays total compensation of full-time medical school faculty broken out by rank, degree, department/specialty, school ownership, region, and — starting with the FY 2019 data — gender.

Medical School Profile System (MSPS)

The MSPS allows users to view and create benchmarking reports, access surveys, and download data at their convenience.

Organizational Characteristics Database (OCD)

The OCD provides information on a number of salient dimensions about the organizational characteristics of medical schools.

U.S. Medical School Revenues

The U.S. Medical School Revenues tables and graphs summarize data from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education Part I-A Annual Medical School Financial Questionnaire administered by the AAMC.

Selected Reports

Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) Annual Survey of Hospital Operations and Financial Performance Annual Report

The COTH financial and operational survey is published in electronic and print format once per year. The COTH Data Tool enables respondents to the Annual Survey of Hospital and Health System Operations & Financials to access this Excel-based benchmarking and data analysis application designed exclusively for members of the AAMC COTH.

Diversity in Medicine: Facts and Figures 2019

Diversity in Medicine: Facts and Figures 2019 is a report that provides detailed statistical information about race, ethnicity, and sex in medical education and the physician workforce in the United States.

Medical Student Education: Debt, Costs, and Loan Repayment Fact Card for the Class of 2020

The Annual Student Debt Fact Card provides a snapshot of key student loan data and includes repayment scenarios.

Report on Residents

The AAMC Report on Residents is an online collection of data tables that includes current and historical data related to graduate medical education.

The State of Women in Academic Medicine 2018-2019: Exploring Pathways to Equity

The State of Women in Academic Medicine 2018-2019: Exploring Pathways to Equity provides data on the state of women’s advancement in academic medicine from learners to leadership positions.

Tuition and Student Fees Reports

The Tuition and Student Fees workbooks contain tuition, fees, and health insurance costs reported by accredited medical education programs from academic years 1996-1997 through the most recent academic year of available data.

Understanding and Addressing Faculty Salary Equity

These AAMC-developed tools and resources can help your organization to create a plan to achieve salary equity.