Academic medical centers

Virtual community forum


An academic medical center is a tertiary care hospital that is organizationally and administratively integrated with a medical school. The hospital is the principal site for the education of both medical students and postgraduate medical trainees. Often situated on or near a college or university campus, working together with the host institution and campus may be complicated. Now more than ever, medical and nursing students recognize climate change as an urgent threat to health and social justice.

Launched in 2023, the Climate Action and Sustainability in Academic Medicine Community forum is designed for individuals at academic health systems who have a professional or educational interest in sustainability and climate action across their organizational missions (clinical care, research, education, community engagement, and operations and facilities). 

All registered community members will get an invitation to bi-monthly (every other month) meetings. 

You'll be able to connect, ask and answer questions, share resources, tips, and know-how; and discuss new and emerging approaches in the fast-changing world of climate action and sustainability at academic medicine centers.

To join the Climate Action and Sustainability in Academic Medicine Community, please login if you are already a AAMC member or request an account.

When requesting an account, be sure to select Climate Action and Sustainability in Academic Medicine Community under "Is there a specific community space you're trying to join?". Your request will be reviewed by AAMC Member Services within 1 business day. If you need help, contact

This community is supported by the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and Practice Greenhealth.

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