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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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Latest From AAMC

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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
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
Insights

Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • November 29, 2022
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New Initiative

A new AAMC initiative highlights academic medicine’s leading role in medical research and discovery, medical education and training, and health care delivery.

  • November 16, 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.