AAHC & AAHCI Membership

2019 AAHC Annual Meeting

  • Member Benefits
  • Criteria to Join

Member Benefits

Networking and Personal Connections to Leaders

AAHC and AAHCI represent a global network of academic health center leaders that facilitates opportunities to build new relationships, consultations, partnerships, and collaborations.

Meetings, Conferences, and Online Programs

Multiple opportunities to meet with peers, as well as healthcare leaders and experienced experts from around the world, in-person and virtually.

Publications and Resources

Free subscriptions to unique AAHC publications: the Annual Salary Survey, Leadership Perspectives, Case Studies in Academic Health Center Best Practices, and insights from the AIM Program

Member discounts on AAHC products and services, including books, tool kits, guides, and tailored data analysis

Free access to exclusive online content and AAHC member-specific services like peer-to-peer queries


AAHC and AAHCI advocate and represent the unique interests and needs of academic health centers to policy leaders, news media, and thought leaders.

Programs and Initiatives

Aligned Institutional Mission (AIM) Program: Assists members in developing and implementing institution-specific strategic goals for the alignment of education, patient care, and research.

Regional Offices: International offices bring together academic health centers and systems within their region and provide valuable insight on the key issues and challenges they face.

Improving Community and Population Health: Members share best practices and work to incorporate the social determinants of health into the mission of their institutions.

Thought Leadership Institute: Brings together the senior leadership of academic health centers with topical experts to address the deeper issues impacting academic health centers in the challenging 21st century environment.

Criteria to Join


  • Membership in AAHC and AAHCI is institution-based. The membership year is July 1-June 30.
  • Academic health centers eligible for membership are accredited, degree-granting institutions of higher education that educate a wide variety of healthcare professionals; offer comprehensive basic and advanced patient care; and conduct a broad spectrum of biomedical and health services research. They must include: an allopathic or osteopathic school of medicine; at least one other health professions school or program (such as allied health, dentistry, graduate studies, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary medicine); and one or more owned or affiliated teaching hospitals, health systems, or other organized healthcare services.


  • Membership in AAHC International™ (AAHCI) is institution-based. The membership year is July 1 – June 30.
  • An International Institutional Member is an institution, alliance or partnership situated in a country other than the United States that has, or has among its alliance or partnership:
    • A school of medicine
    • One or more other health professions schools and/or advanced medical research programs
    • A relationship to one or more teaching hospitals or health systems.

To join or for more information:

US-based institutions interested in membership may contact the AAHC by phone, 202-265-9600, or by email.

International institutions can apply here: International Application