In April 2020, the AAMC called on the federal government to help manage the supply chain for SARS-CoV-2 testing components.
The Association is a nonprofit organization that represents medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic and scientific societies. All 154 accredited MD-granting medical schools in the United States and 17 in Canada are members of the AAMC. About 400 teaching hospitals or health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers,and more than 80 academic societies are also members.
The AAMC provides services including data from medical, education, and health studies, as well as consulting.
“With greater federal investment in research, and the ongoing great work of public-private partnerships, I believe we can answer the questions we have today and get ahead of those that will occur tomorrow.”
David Skorton, MD, AAMC President & CEO image
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that was established in 1876. It represents medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic and scientific societies, while providing services to its member institutions that include data from medical, education, and health studies, as well as consulting.
The AAMC administers the Medical College Admission Test and operates the American Medical College Application Service and the Electronic Residency Application Service which facilitate students applying to medical schools and residency programs. Along with the American Medical Association, the AAMC co-sponsors the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting body for all U.S. MD-granting medical education programs.
Coronavirus – Perspectives and Principles to Reopen the United States
On May 8, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. ET, David J. Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted the fifth in a series of one-hour live press briefings to answer questions and provide the latest news and perspectives from the front lines related to patient care, medical research, and how medical schools and teaching hospitals are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and are preparing for reopening the country.
Several AAMC experts joined the conversation and Q&A, including: Ross McKinney, Jr. MD, chief scientific officer; Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP, chief health care officer; Alison Whelan, MD, chief medical education officer; John Prescott, MD, chief academic officer; and others.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAMC created a database of treatment and management guidance for clinicians. The resources are divided into various topics, including infection control, emergency department, inpatient, ambulatory, serious illness communication, mental health, and special populations. The AAMC also recommended that medical schools temporarily suspend medical students’ direct patient contact due to safety concerns.
In April 2020, the AAMC called on the federal government to help manage the supply chain for SARS-CoV-2 testing components. A lack of supplies caused limited capacity for testing across the United States..(Wikipedia)