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Well-being in Academic Medicine

Physician Wellbeing

Well-being in academic medicine has emerged as a critical issue facing faculty, physicians, researchers, residents, and students. These resources help explain and address the challenges.

Optimizing Graduate Medical Education

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Graduate medical education in the United States is at a critical juncture, and the AAMC and its member institutions are rising to the challenge. Find out more about the comprehensive, five-year plan to optimize GME in the United States.

Project CORE

Project CORE

Project CORE uses EMR-based tools, known as eConsults and enhanced referrals, to improve quality of care and the patient experience, resulting in improved access to care. Currently, nearly 2 million primary care patients at participating academic medical centers will benefit from more timely clinical input from specialists, in addition to experiencing greater convenience and savings.

Helping Our Nation's Veterans

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Medical schools and teaching hospitals' dedication to our men and women in uniform dates back to the end of World War II, and this unwavering commitment drives our institutions today.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become a vital part of physician training, with more than 40,000 residents and more than 20,000 medical students receiving some or all of their clinical training at a VA facility during 2013.

Advancing Holistic Review Initiative

Holistic Review

The Advancing Holistic Review Initiative (AHRI) offers tools and resources that medical schools can use in order to create and sustain medical student diversity.

Research on Care Community

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Urban Universities for HEALTH


Urban Universities for HEALTH aims to enhance and expand a culturally sensitive, diverse, and prepared health workforce that improves health and reduces health disparities in urban communities.