Academic medical centre

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An academic medical centre (AMC), variously also known as academic health science centre, academic health science system, or academic health science partnership, is an educational and healthcare institute formed by the grouping of a health professional school (such as a medical school) with an affiliated teaching hospital or hospital network.

AMCs are intended to ensure that medical research breakthroughs lead to direct clinical benefits for patients. The organisational structures that comprise an AMCs can take a variety of forms, ranging from simple partnerships to, less frequently, fully integrated organisations with a single management board.[1] There are AMCs operating in a number of countries including Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.[2]


  • Health Translation Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)[3]
  • Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (Melbourne, Australia)]
  • Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (Melbourne, Australia)
  • South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Sydney Health Partners (Sydney, Australia)
  • Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise (Sydney, Australia)
  • Western Australian Health Translation Network (Perth, Australia)
  • Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (North Queensland, Australia)


St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton in Hamilton, Ontario

United Kingdom[edit]

St Mary's Hospital in London, part of Imperial College Healthcare

United States[edit]

Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, the primary teaching hospital of the University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the largest hospital in the United States with 1,547 beds[13]
Yale New Haven Hospital campus in New Haven, Connecticut
An aerial view of Texas Medical Center in Houston

Other countries[edit]

Kyushu University Academic Medical Center

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "A Framework for Action". Healthcare for London. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners > Home". Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Home". Bristol Health Partners. Retrieved 23 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Home". Cambridge University Health Partners. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Imperial College Health Partners". AHSC. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Home". King's Health Partners. Archived from the original on 30 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  8. ^ "Home". Health Innovation Manchester. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  9. ^ "Home". Newcastle Health Innovation Partners. Retrieved 23 December 2022.
  10. ^ "Home". Oxford Academic Health Partners. Retrieved 23 December 2022.
  11. ^ "Home". South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership. Retrieved 23 December 2022.
  12. ^ "Home". UCLPartners. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  13. ^ "100 of the largest hospitals and health systems in America". Becker's Hospital Review.
  14. ^ "About Upstate Medical University". Archived from the original on 29 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Academic Medical Centers". Archived from the original on 6 February 2020.
  16. ^ "UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science : Dublin Academic Medical Centre". Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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