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Who We Are

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Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures

The AAMC leads and serves the academic medicine community to improve the health of people everywhere. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is a nonprofit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations.

Key Facts

Our member institutions represent the full spectrum of medical education:



accredited U.S. & Canadian medical schools


teaching hospitals & health systems, including Veterans Affairs medical centers


faculty & academic societies

We lead and serve 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 president and CEO of the AAMC shares key recommendations for the health care system in the future in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that public health preparedness is not a fixed “one and done” state, but a continual process and mindset of constant readiness.

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Improving the Health of People Everywhere

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 19-member Board of Directors.