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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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Center for Health Justice

A new video from the AAMC Center for Health Justice explores how multisector collaboration can lead to better health for all.

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News & Insights

Debunking medical lies can be too late to change minds. Prebunking strategy teaches disinformation tactics so people can recognize and resist false messages.

  • December 8, 2022
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News & Insights

Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • December 6, 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.