Dr. David J. Skorton, president of Cornell, has been named to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as an at-large member of its 2010-11 board of directors for a two-year term.
The decision was made at AAMC's 121st annual meeting in November.
The 17-member board serves as the governing body for the association, which represents all 133 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 62 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students and 110,000 resident physicians.
Members include chairs of the association's three member councils: the Council of Deans, the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems and the Council of Academic Societies. In addition, the panel has seven at-large members, including a medical student and resident physician, and a member of the public not affiliated with the AAMC, a medical school or teaching hospital.