Diana Carmichael established AMC Strategies in 2001 at the request of school of medicine deans and department chairs across the U.S. seeking experience-based, strategic planning professional services developed specifically for academic medical centers. With over 30 years of experience in the field, she and her team of consultants have earned a national reputation for developing solid strategic planning solutions for AMC Strategies’ clients. Chief executive officers, chancellors, executive vice chancellors, provosts, deans, chairs and other institutional leaders and decision-makers have sought AMC Strategies’ expertise and have benefited from our unique strategic planning approach on a broad array of projects. These projects range from large-scale academic health center-wide strategic planning, to school-wide, departmental and institute strategic planning, to clinical service line planning.
All of AMC Strategies consultants have extensive experience in strategic planning as well as in-house experience in an academic medical center leading strategy, business development, facilities planning and/or finance. This is what sets AMC Strategies apart from other consulting firms and provides unparalleled expertise to clients. In addition, AMC Strategies is very selective about the engagements it accepts. Given its boutique approach, AMC Strategies elects to work with no more than six to seven active clients at one time, allowing each member of the AMC Strategies team to fully apply their expertise to the engagements at hand. This also provides our clients with an extensive array of comparative engagements and outcomes from AMC Strategies’ base of clients and engagements. With a lean, expert team fully focused on our clients, AMC Strategies has built a reputation of being a “go to” firm for academic medical centers and related schools and academic entities seeking strategic planning consultants who fully understand the complexities of an academic enterprise.