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Who We Are

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Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures

The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research.

Key Facts

Our member institutions represent the full spectrum of medical education:



accredited U.S. & Canadian medical schools


major teaching hospitals & health systems, including Veterans Affairs medical centers


faculty & academic societies

We serve the leaders of our member institutions, as well as the following communities:



full-time faculty members


resident physicians


medical students

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A Conversation with David J. Skorton, MD

The new president and CEO of the AAMC talks about increasing the diversity of the health care workforce, embracing the arts and humanities, and what it’s been like to perform with Billy Joel and Wynton Marsalis.

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Improving the Health of All

The AAMC collaborates with its members and their multisector community partners 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, and culturally responsive physician workforce.

What We Do Matters

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Institutional Membership

The best minds in academic medicine, the latest research, and the most trusted data and tools are here.

Our Board of Directors

The AAMC is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors.