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The Way Forward on COVID-19

A Road Map to Reset the Nation's Approach to the Pandemic

A comprehensive, coordinated plan to help member medical schools, teaching hospitals, and health systems respond to the pandemic.

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To help filter through the large volume of news about the novel coronavirus, Ross McKinney Jr., MD, AAMC chief scientific officer, with his team in the Scientific Affairs unit at the AAMC, has developed a new, limited run science-focused newsletter. Read the most recent edition (PDF)

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AAMC Services

AAMC Services are modifying some program operations during this rapidly changing situation due to coronavirus. We will update this page to keep you informed. Please follow the direction of your institutions and local health officials to ensure your health and that of those around you. Your safety and health are our highest priority.

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AAMC Services Operating Status

American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)

2020 Cycle: Normal Operations
2021 Cycle: Revised Operations. Learn More.

Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®)

2020 Cycle: Normal Operations
2021 Cycle: Modified Dates. Learn More.

Fee Assistance Program

Revised Operations. Learn More.

Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®)

Revised Operations. Learn More.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Under Evaluation

Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®)

Revised Operations. Learn More.

Careers in Medicine® (CiM) Normal Operations
Convey® Normal Operations
Extramural Electives Compendium Normal Operations
Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) Normal Operations
Medical Minority Applicant Registry (Med-MAR) Normal Operations
Medical School Admission Requirements™ (MSAR®) Normal Operations
Medical Student Well-Being Normal Operations
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs Normal Operations
Summer Enrichment and Pipeline Programs Normal Operations
Summer Makeup Course Directory Normal Operations

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AAMC Meetings

For the latest information on AAMC meeting cancellations, visit the AAMC Events page.

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Clinical Care

AAMC Resources

COVID-19 Clinical Guidance Repository

AAMC Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing: The Current State and The Way Forward (October 22)

AAMCNews: Front-line physicians in the Sun Belt face COVID-19 surge better prepared but already tired and anxious (July 13)

AAMCNews: Doctoring at 1,500 feet — during a pandemic (July 9)

AAMCNews: Providers in early hot spots rest and prepare for what's next (July 6)

Data Snapshot: AAMC-Member Teaching Hospitals Have Expanded Services to Support COVID-19 Patients (June 25)

AAMCNewsDACA physicians serve on COVID-19 front lines (June 18)

AAMCNews: Want to help battle COVID-19? Bring in more community health workers (June 9)

Medical Student Documentation During the Public Health Emergency: CMS Rules (June 1)

Podcast: Preserving Well-being in a Pandemic (May 15)

AAMCNews: Rural and at risk for COVID-19 (May 14)

Podcast: Accelerating Transformation in Times of Crisis (April 24)

AAMCNews: “Every doctor makes a difference”: Academic hospitals send teams to New York (April 16)

50-State Survey: Temporary Medical Licensure Measures in Response to COVID-19 (April 14)

Podcast: Who Gets That Ventilator? Bioethics in the Era of COVID (April 10)

AAMCNews: Coping with sickness and stress (April 10)

AAMCNews: Retired doctors want to return to work to fight COVID-19. Here's what they need to know. (April 8)

AAMCNews: A nightmare approaches: Hospitals painfully prepare for life and death decisions (April 7)

AAMC member activities for novel coronavirus (PDF) (April 7)

AAMCNews: Where is all the PPE? (March 27)

Webinar: Communicating Your COVID-19 Response (March 27)

AAMCNews: When everything changes: On the front lines of COVID-19 (March 26)

AAMCNews: Delivering more care remotely will be critical as COVID-19 races through communities (March 23)

AAMCNews: The new coronavirus affects us all. But some groups may suffer more (March 16)

AAMCNews: “This is what we do”: Academic medicine mobilizes to prepare for COVID-19 (March 6)

Other Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard by Johns Hopkins CSSE: View World Map View U.S. Map

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

VA Guidance for Health Professions Trainees (PDF)

NIH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak Situation Summary

COVID-19 Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

ACGME Guide for Promoting Well-being During COVID-19

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Medical Education

AAMC Resources

Building Better Curriculum Webinars: Special Edition - COVID-19's Impact on Curriculum

Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences Without Physical Patient Contact

COVID-19: Back to Campus: A complimentary course to train staff, students, and faculty on COVID-19 safety for their return to campus

AAMCNews: Applying to residency is tough even in normal times. The pandemic isn’t helping (July 16)

Addressing Concerns and Questions From MCAT® Examinees and Medical School Applicants (July 10)

Open Letter to MCAT Examinees (June 29)

AAMCNews: AAMC Board of Directors Chair Joseph Kerschner, MD: The pandemic has disrupted medical school admissions. I urge you to apply anyway (June 22)

Recommendations for Away Rotations and Interviews for Fellowship Applicants in 2020-2021 (June 16)

AAMCNewsExcited, scared, ready: Medical students head back to clerkships (June 2)

AAMCNews: Medical school graduation 2020: Some pomp under unusual circumstances (May 15)

AAMC hosts premed forum (May 14)

Conducting Interviews During the Coronavirus Pandemic (May 14)

Medical Student Away Rotations and In-person Interviews for 2020-21 Residency Cycle (May 11)

AAMCNews: Unnerved and uncertain but still finding meaning as a medical student during COVID-19 (May 5)

AAMCNews: Choosing a medical school during COVID-19 (April 20)

Academic Medicine Podcast: The Generosity of Health Professionals Across Academic Medicine in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 15)

Guidance on Medical Students’ Participation in Direct Patient Contact Activities (April 14)

AAMC Considerations for Students Volunteering Beyond their Medical School’s Purview (April 3)

iCollaborative: Clinical Teaching and Learning Experiences without Physical Patient Contact (March 31) 

AAMCNews: “A terrifying privilege”: Residency during the COVID-19 outbreak (March 24)

AAMC Response to Temporary Suspension of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) Testing (March 13)

MedEdPORTAL®: Virtual Learning Resources during COVID-19

Other Resources

Requirements for ECFMG Certification for 2021 Match (June 17)

USMLE Suspending Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination (May 26)

Coalition for Physician Accountability Report on Learner Transitions from Medical Schools to Residency Programs in 2020 (May 21)

AAMC chief medical education officer interviewed on Federation of American Hospitals’ podcast (May 18)

USMLE®: A Phased Approach for Expanding Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 Testing

Coalition for Physician Accountability Statement on Safeguarding the Public and Health Care Workforce During COVID-19 Pandemic (April 9)

State Department Guidance on Permissible Training Activities for J-1 Physicians During COVID-19

NRMP® FAQs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Press release: ACGME statement on early graduation from medical school (March 28)

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME®) accreditation-related COVID-19 updates and resources

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Advocacy & Policy

AAMC Resources

Higher Ed Groups Letter to Speaker Pelosi Urging Relief Funds for Research Agencies (September 25)

AAMC Thank You Letter to House Members for Introducing the TREAT Act (September 24)

AAMC Sends Letter to HHS on Relief Funding for Faculty Physicians (September 18)

AAMC Letter of Endorsement for House Resolution Urging Increased COVID-19 Clinical Trials Diversity (September 16)

AAMC Endorsement Letter for House Bill to Support Mobile COVID-19 Testing (August 11)

Higher Ed Letter Urging Research Relief in Next COVID-19 Package (August 3)

AAMC, FASHP Letter on Student Loan Forgiveness during COVID-19 (August 5)

AAMC, Hospital Groups Oppose Payment Rate Setting for Surprise Medical Bills (July 30)

AAMC Joins Hospital Groups in Asking CMS for Flexibility in Medicare Loan Repayment (July 29)

AAMC Letter to Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board (July 14)

AAMC Thank You Letter to Senators for Introducing the RISE Act (July 24)

AAMC Supports Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments Improvement Act (July 14)

Over 60 Organizations Ask Congress to Expand GME (July 9)

AAMC Response Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Future Pandemic Preparedness (July 1)

AAMC Thank You Letter to House Members for Introducing RISE Act (June 25)

Stakeholder Letter Highlighting Need to Extend Public Health Emergency (June 23)

AAMC Urges Senate to Act Quickly on Next COVID-19 Relief Bill (June 10)

AAMC Submits Statement to Ways and Means on the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color (June 10)

AAMC Letter to HHS on Additional Provider Relief Distributions (June 3)

Podcast: Exploring the Future of Health Care Policy After COVID-19 (May 29)

AAMC Submits Letter to CMS on Future of COVID-19 Telehealth Flexibilities (May 14)

AAMC Joins Letter on Protecting Frontline Providers (May 7)

Health Professions Associations Advocate for DACA Fix During COVID-19 Emergency (May 4)

AAMC joins letter on ensuring health coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic (April 28)

HPNEC Recommendations for HRSA Titles VII & VIII Relief (April 27)

AAMC Joins Letter on Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payments (April 23)

AAMC Letter to VP, Congress, Highlighting Further Recommendations to Address COVID-19 Impact on Academic Medicine (April 17)

AAMC Recommendations for House Science Committee to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact on Research, Support Future Research Enterprise (April 14)

AAMC Letter to Ambassador Birx Regarding Coronavirus Testing Capacity (April 13)

AAMC Letter to Congress Urging COVID-19 Interim Relief Package Include Investments in Provider Relief Fund, Research Support (April 9)

Joint Letter to Congress on Research Infrastructure During COVID-19 Outbreak (April 7)

AAMC Recommends Priorities for CARES Act Relief Fund (April 3)

CMS Releases Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Regulatory Changes Fund (April 3)

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Remove Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research   (April 3)

Department of State Eases Restrictions on Physicians to Address COVID-19 (April 3)

MACPAC Discusses Medicaid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 3)

AAMC and Greater New York Hospital Association letter to CMS on effect of temporary beds on IME (April 3)

AAMC Supports Proposed Framework for Next NIH Strategic Plan (April 1)

AAMC Letter to HHS on Priorities for $100B Provider Relief Fund (April 1)

Hospital Associations Letter to IRS Requesting Six-Month Delay for Filing Tax Forms (March 31)

President Signs $2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill (March 27)

Joint Letter to Congress on Inclusion of Support for Physician Practices in Economic Stimulus Package (March 25)

Expansion of Telehealth with 1135 Waiver COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration (March 25)

AAMC Statement on Third Supplemental Funding Package (March 25)

AAMC Letter to CMS on Novel Coronavirus Regulatory Flexibility (March 20)

Higher Ed Letter to Congress on Coronavirus Impacts to the Research Enterprise (March 19)

AAMC Letter to Vice President and Congress on Novel Coronavirus Legislative Recommendation (March 19)

Health Care Associations Letter to Vice President, Congressional Leaders on Coronavirus Response (PDF) (March 18)

Letter: Higher Education Community Urges Ed Dept to Delay Sec. 117, Title IX Regulations (March 18)

Letter Community Letter Supporting Distance Learning for GI Bill Recipients (March 18)

AAMC, hospital associations issue joint letter to U.S. Surgeon General (PDF) (March 15)

AAMC Letter to Vice President and Congress on Novel Coronavirus Response (PDF) (March 11)

AAMC releases recommendations on coronavirus (March 11)

President Signs Coronavirus Supplemental Funding Package (March 6)

Other Resources

VA Guidance for Payout of GI Bill Student Benefits

Medicare General Information, Eligibility, and Entitlement (PDF)

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News/Media

Press Release Joint AAMC, AHA Statement on NASEM Report on Equitable Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine (October 2)

Press Release: AAMC Statement on Revised CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing (August 26)

COVID-19 and the Way Forward (RNC edition): A national discussion presented by the AAMC and The Hill (August 26)

COVID-19 and the Way Forward (DNC edition): A national discussion presented by the AAMC and The Hill (August 19)

Op/Ed: David Skorton and Ross McKinney, USA Today: Criticism of Dr. Fauci is misguided. Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly evolving (July 15)

Press Release: AAMC Statement in Support of Anthony Fauci, MD (July 13)

Op/Ed: Mark Laret & David Skorton, USA Today: Coronavirus exposed cracks in U.S. health care. Here are 5 ideas to fix the system (June 9)

Press Teleconference: Coronavirus: Perspectives and Principles to Reopen the United States (May 8)

Press Release: AAMC Statement on Regulatory Relief for Teaching Hospitals (May 1)

Interview: Skorton joins leaders at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. for discussion on impact of COVID-19 pandemic (May 1)

Press Release: AAMC Statement on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (April 21)

Interview: David Skorton, "CNN Newsroom": Widespread but uneven shortages in testing components (April 16)

Interview: David Skorton, "CBS This Morning": Testing Shortfalls Warning: Experts urge Fed. help and more tests needed to reopen America (April 16)

Press Release: AAMC Statement on COVID-19 Testing Capacity at Academic Medical Centers (April 14)

Press Release: AAMC Calls for Enhanced National COVID-19 Data Collection to Better Address Health Disparities (April 10)

Interview: David Skorton, NPR: How The U.S. Can Prepare For The Next Pandemic (April 5)

Op/Ed: David Skorton, USA Today: 5 steps the U.S. should take now to prepare for the next pandemic (April 3)

Video: David Skorton: Navigating an Unusual Moment, Together (April 2)

Interview: David Skorton: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. (March 13)

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