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Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of American Medical Colleges
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Medical School Operations (Cost of Education) - Association of American Medical Colleges
Medical School Operations (MSO) is a unit within the Academic Affairs Cluster that focuses on Business and Financial aspects of Medical Schools. Whether issues or challenges are policy/regulation-driven, mission/strategy-driven or financially-driven, there will always be an impact on the way schools execute their business and a financial impact. Medical School Operations focuses on the infrastructure (administration, space and facilities, information technology) that is required to hold up the business of the school (whether it is research, clinical or education related) and strategic planning of that infrastructure. The MSO team focuses on making better use of the data collected by the AAMC, producing data analysis and research projects that are intended to aid the Medical Schools in making business efficiency and streamlining changes, developing strategic planning, and ultimately financial health and sustainability. The constituency most interested in the work of the MSO are leadership within the schools that are concerned with sustaining infrastructure for their Schools in order to sustain business, and potentially growth.

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The intern will develop familiarity with the following:

  • AAMC organization and what value the MSO brings to Medical Schools
  • AAMC data collection for Medical Education
  • What is Medical Education, and what is required for Medical Schools to be accredited
  • What are the functional areas of delivering Medical Education and the associated costs

The intern will gain experience that will strengthen data and research skills, communication skills, knowledge of how medical schools operate and what it takes to educate a medical student.

Overall, the introduction to Academic Medicine and experience with data analytics from this internship will lead to an understanding of how important data analytics are in decision making, and will provide a springboard for a potential career in Academic Medicine Administration

Medical School Operations (Cost of Education)

Responsibilities: The Cost of Medical Education

Potential project approaches:

  • Infrastructure to support medical education
  • Student value for tuition and fees
  • Healthcare impact on medical education

Review accreditation standards to understand what is required for a school to be accredited

  • Develop a flow chart to aid schools in determine what part of the infrastructure needs to be address to maintain accreditation

Interview Med Ed and School administration on the functions required to educate a student

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Develop descriptors for:

  • Cost of recruitment and admissions
  • Cost of caring for the student (Student Affairs)
  • Cost of teaching the student (Curriculum and faculty)
  • Cost of education tools (simulation and IT)
  • Cost of Transition to residency

Review AAMC data to determine what data we already have

Develop survey tool to collect data we might need

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  • Experience with data analysis (relational databases, manipulating data, presentation analysis)
  • Experience with Office tools (EXCEL, POWERPOINT, WORD); Strong EXCEL skills, including pivot tables
  • Strong Communication skills (both verbal and writing)


  • Graduate Student
  • SQL query equivalent experience with downloading data
  • Research experience, including writing skills

If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.