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December 24, 1982

US Medical School Finances

JAMA. 1982;248(24):3261-3270. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330240029004

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The 22nd annual review of medical school finances has again been prepared by the Division of Operational Studies of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Each year, to the fullest extent possible, medical schools have adhered to uniform guidelines and instructions in providing revenue and expenditure data requested in the Annual Medical School Questionnaire of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The scope and format of the questionnaire have been revised from time to time in the past two decades, but these revisions have not altered the definitions for the major items to be reported. Uniform definitions were established for the first time for the 1958-1959 survey; the resulting data were published in the 60th Annual Report on Medical Education.

Expansion and changes in the questionnaire have been necessary because of the need for more information to describe the ever-broadening activities and responsibilities of the nation's medical schools.