ERIC Number: ED392321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Charge of the Future: The Strategic Plan for the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report outlines five strategic commitments that the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has adopted to help academic medicine's leaders uphold their institutional missions while adapting to the changes restructuring American medicine. It discusses the achievements and challenges of academic medicine in the changing health care environment, including pressure to contain costs, consolidation of payers and providers, empowerment of non-physician health care providers, shifts from a specialist-centered to a generalist-centered health care system, and retrenchment of public investment in clinical training and research. It then explains the AAMC's five strategic commitments, which focus on: (1) championing medical education integrated with research and patient care; (2) advocating academic medicine's missions of education, research, and patient care; (3) acting as an integrating force for academic medicine; (4) acting as an agent for change within academic medicine; and (5) providing services and information to the leaders and institutions of academic medicine. Three high priority concerns identified by AAMC members include the need for reliable information, strengthened advocacy, and leadership. The organization and governance of the AAMC are outlined. (MDM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Change Agents, Health Care Costs, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Long Range Planning, Medical Associations, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Services, Organizational Objectives, Strategic Planning
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1126.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.