Our School and
our partner teaching hospitals have an extraordinary impact on the Colorado
economy, according to a new report released in 2018 by the Association of
American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
According to the study, the AAMC medical schools
and teaching hospitals in Colorado contributed 56,056 jobs and $4.31 billion to
the state economy in 2017.
Nationally, medical schools and teaching hospitals supported
more than 6.3 million jobs and added more than $562 billion in value to the
nation’s economy in 2017.
Together, the institutions account for 3.3 percent of
the U.S. workforce and 3 percent of the gross domestic product. The study,
conducted by RTI International on behalf of the AAMC, examined the economic
impact of medical schools and teaching hospitals represented by the AAMC in 46
states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.