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This Is What We Do: Academic Medicine and Rising to the Challenge of COVID-19

This Is What We Do: Academic Medicine Rising to the Challenge of COVID-19

From virtual learning to the speed of getting a vaccine, academic medicine has met every challenge its faced because as medical professionals, this is what we do.

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News & Insights

Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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News & Insights

Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022
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Report

This third report in the series focuses on competencies for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

  • July 14, 2022

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A Healthier Future for All: The AAMC Strategic Plan

The AAMC's strategic plan takes a clear-eyed perspective of the environment, defines priorities, sets common goals, establishes agreement around intended outcomes, and charts an effective course for the future.


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AAMC Research and Action Institute

The Institute brings together leaders and experts to tackle complex health policy issues and develop straightforward solutions to improve health.


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AAMC Center for Health Justice

The Center sparks community-centered, multi-sector research, collaboration, and action to make the case for policies and practices that ensure all communities have an equal opportunity to thrive.


A 3D illustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Find the latest resources and updates for the AAMC community on the coronavirus pandemic.

Download the new reportThe Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons from COVID-19.

Malika Fair, MD, MPH

“Efforts to achieve equity will take time, and even after the pandemic abates, we must continue to work to reduce inequities between patient populations.”

Malika Fair, MD, MPH, AAMC Senior Director, Equity and Social Accountability

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