A Forum of Medical and Business Leaders Put a Stethoscope to Academic Medicine

Long-Range Planning for Academic Medicine

The Association of American Medical Colleges convened the Forum on the Future of Academic Medicine, a venue for 22 leaders in academic medicine to meet with key external stakeholders to consider the major long-term influences on the nation's health care system and academic medicine.

Key Results
Under the grant, AAMC accomplished the following:

  • Convened the Forum seven times from December 1996 to December 1998. The themes of the meetings were:
    • Changes facing academic medicine in a market-driven economy.
    • How academic medical centers fund their complex activities and manage their resources.
    • The ideal medical school of the 21st century.
    • How 10 academic medical centers are responding to the more competitive marketplace.
    • Implications of basic and applied research for academic medical centers.
    • Issues of change and quality in the health care system.
    • Information technology and the health enterprise.
  • Published full reports on the meetings in Academic Medicine, the journal of the AAMC.

Funding
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $161,618 from March 1996 to March 1999 to support the Forum.

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