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The Association of American Medical Colleges
) is a non-profit organization
Nonprofit organization is neither a legal nor technical definition but generally refers to an organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals, rather than distributing them as profit or dividends...
based in Washington, DC and established in 1876. It administers the Medical College Admission Test
The Medical College Admission Test is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States and Canada. It is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, written analysis, and writing skills in addition to knowledge of scientific concepts and...
. The AAMC operates the American Medical College Application Service
The American Medical College Application Service, abbreviated AMCAS, is a service run by the Association of American Medical Colleges through which prospective medical students can apply to various medical schools in the United States...
and the Electronic Residency Application Service which facilitate students applying to medical schools and residency programs, respectively.
Since 2006, the AAMC president has been Darrell Kirch
Darrell G. Kirch is an American physician who is the president of the Association of American Medical Colleges . Prior to leading the AAMC, Kirch was chief executive officer at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center...