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Membership for Medical Schools

Membership Benefits

  • Ability to enroll faculty and staff in 21 professional development groups.  
  • Ability to develop professionally as the leader of a medical school, teaching hospital/health system, or academic society through representation in one of three councils.
  • Access to vibrant networking opportunities and private peer-to-peer communities of professionals across the entire academic medicine enterprise.  
  • Representation before Congress, federal regulatory authorities, and the executive branch.  
  • Ready access to expertise, policy resources, and critical information.  
  • Direct channels to policy thought leaders and policymakers for developing and shaping policy.  
  • Member institutions have the opportunity to participate in programs that build their organizational capacity and strengthen their organizational effectiveness, such as the Competency-Based Learning and Assessment Initiative, the Integrating Quality Initiative, and the Research on Care Community.  
  • Access to the AAMC analysis of StandPoint™ Surveys to assess and improve the engagement of your institution’s workforce. 
  • The AAMC retains a cadre of experts who understand the complexities and unique missions of academic medicine. AAMC analysts, researchers, and strategists advance understanding and development in medical education, science and science policy, health care delivery and quality, academic and faculty affairs, student affairs, diversity and inclusion, and more.  

AAMC services and resources for applicants, students, and residents replace costly administrative infrastructure and personnel expenses for your medical school and offer streamlined services to future and current physicians along the continuum of their career. These services help your institution attract, identify, and select students who will be successful in medical school, residency, and beyond. The AAMC’s services also provide you with standardized data to help you benchmark your institution against your peers. These services include: 

  1. AMCAS®: Member medical schools have exclusive use of the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application processing and verification program. As part of AMCAS, the AAMC conducts criminal background checks on all accepted medical school applicants. 
  2. Careers in Medicine®: Member medical schools benefit from the resources of Careers in Medicine, a comprehensive career-planning program for medical students that pairs well with a school’s own career advising resources. 
  3. FIRST: Members benefit from the resources of the Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) program, which provides the financial information, services, and tools to manage and understand finances, loans, and debt. 


  • One free subscription to the AAMC’s peer-reviewed journal, Academic Medicine, in the name of the medical school dean, as well as free journal subscriptions assigned annually to group steering committee members and other select individuals serving in a volunteer leadership role. 
  • Free access to all the reports in the "Future of Academic Medicine" series
  • Members have access to the support and program improvement assistance offered by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). 

Member medical schools have the opportunity to take advantage of additional fee-for-service resources that provide customized solutions to meet an institution’s specific needs and challenges or provide professional growth opportunities to particular individuals within a member institution. 

Fee-Based Services

  • Discounted fees for member institutions to post open positions on CareerConnect, the AAMC’s online job board.  
  • Preferred pricing for member institutions to use Convey®, a secure online system designed to relieve the administrative burden placed on organizations and physicians, researchers, and scientists to make required disclosures of financial interests. 
  • VSLO™: Through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) application service, schools may publish and manage U.S.-based and global away elective offerings, select students, and submit evaluations. Schools with students participating in away electives may release student applications, track progress, and determine whether to grant elective credit for an away rotation. 
  • WebAdMIT for AMCAS: An online admissions management software through which AMCAS-participating institutions may receive, collect, view, and manage verified AMCAS application data and documents, WebAdMIT for AMCAS also allows schools to collect secondary application data and fees, upload additional documents, assign applications to reviewers, schedule and manage interviews, and screen and rank applicants. 
  • The AAMC produces a number of publications that are available to member institutions at a discounted rate. 
  • The AAMC Learning Center is a full-service meeting venue located on the second and third floors of the AAMC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Preferred pricing is available for member institutions to use the space. The Learning Center staff are available to assist members in planning a successful event.