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Association of American Medical Colleges

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC, and established in 1876. It 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, respectively.

Association of American Medical Colleges
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Key people
Darrell G. Kirch, president

Since 2006, the president has been Darrell Kirch.[1]David J. Skorton, MD, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, was selected as the next president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges. His appointment will take effect on July 15, 2019.[2][3]

Past papers of the association are held at the National Library of Medicine.[4] The association publishes two journals Academic Medicine and MedEdPORTAL.

The association hosts regional conferences dedicated to innovation in North American medical education.

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  1. ^ Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. AAMC. Accessed October 4, 2011.
  2. ^ David J. Skorton, MD AAMC. Accessed May 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton To Leave His Leadership Position". WAMU. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  4. ^ "Association of American Medical Colleges Archives 1938-1966". National Library of Medicine.