About the PDWS Community

What is the ERAS PDWS Community Network?

AAMC’s ERAS PDWS Community Network grows out of the AAMC’s desire to create a community-based platform that helps our constituents better engage with their peers by networking, participating in discussions and sharing resources. Our mission is to serve and lead the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. We do this by supporting the entire spectrum of medical education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions. 

The AAMC and our members are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our desire to earn and keep the public's trust for the role we play in improving the nation's health.

Our Purpose

The ERAS PDWS Community Network connects constituents to the AAMC and to each other in a transparent, timely, and practical manner so we can advance together. By offering insights that provide value relevant to members’ unique and shared needs, participants can grow and learn together to address the future of academic medicine. 

About Us

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members are all 155 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 teaching hospitals and health systems, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and the millions of individuals employed across academic medicine, including more than 186,000 full-time faculty members, more than 94,000 medical students, 145,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Additional information about the AAMC is available at aamc.org

Key Facts

Our member institutions represent the full spectrum of medical education:


172 accredited U.S. & Canadian medical schools


400+ teaching hospitals & health systems, including Veterans Affairs medical centers


70+ faculty & academic societies

We lead and serve our member institutions, as well as the following communities:


186,000+ full-time faculty members


145,000+ resident physicians


94,000+ medical students