Association of American Medical Colleges

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, and established in 1876. The AAMC administers the Medical College Admission Test[1] and operates the American Medical College Application Service[2] and the Electronic Residency Application Service[3] which facilitate students applying to medical schools and residency programs.

Association of American Medical Colleges
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Key people
David J. Skorton, President and CEO

All 154 accredited allopathic medical schools in the United States and 17 in Canada are members of the AAMC.[4] About 400 teaching hospitals or health systems, and more than 80 academic societies are also members.[4]

David J. Skorton became the AAMC's president and CEO on July 15, 2019.[5] His predecessor, Darrell Kirch, had served since 2006.[6]

The AAMC publishes the journal Academic Medicine. Past papers of the association are held at the National Library of Medicine.[7]

See also


  1. Kowarski, Ilana (July 3, 2019). "What the MCAT Test Is Like and How to Prepare". U.S. News & World Report.
  2. Kowarski, Ilana (November 15, 2018). "How to Use AMCAS to Apply to Medical School". U.S. News & World Report.
  3. "Reviewing Residency Applications and Interviewing". The Match, National Resident Matching Program. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  4. "About the AAMC". Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  5. Lefrak, Mikaela (December 20, 2018). "Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton To Leave His Leadership Position". WAMU.
  6. Finnegan, Joanne (January 15, 2018). "AAMC to search for new leader as Darrell Kirch steps down after almost a dozen years". FierceHealthcare.
  7. "Association of American Medical Colleges Archives 1938-1966". U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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