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Learn Serve Lead 2022 Highlights

More than 4,300 people from the academic medicine community convened in Nashville, Tennessee, for Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Learners and leaders were eager to reunite with like-minded peers and reignite the spark of collective learning. Videos of the four morning plenary sessions and seven of the eight Voices of Medicine and Society sessions are now available. Please note that many of the video permissions are for a short period of time so please take advantage before the expiration dates.

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Plenary Videos

Cornel West, PhD, Robert George, JD, and David Skorton, MD, having a conversation on stage at Learn Serve Lead 2022

Resurrecting Civil Discourse: In Conversation with Robert George and Cornel West

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, engages in a conversation with Cornell West, PhD, and Robert George, JD, about civil discourse, academic freedom, open inquiry, and intellectual diversity. 


David J. Skorton, MD: What Keeps Me Up at Night

While lauding academic medicine’s extraordinary response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, also identifies four problems that still plague the nation’s health care system but are within the power of academic medicine to address.

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Kirk A. Calhoun, MD: Overcoming the Headwinds

"It is important we do not let today’s ongoing headwinds deter us," says AAMC Board Chair Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, during his talk at the leadership plenary. "The goal of having our medical school graduates reflect our communities remains an important component of the AAMC strategic plan."

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haneeta Johnson, MD, MBA, Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, and Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, talking while sitting in chairs on stage at Learn Serve Lead 2022

Why Climate Action is the Future of Medicine and How Health Care Professionals Can Make a Difference 

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS lays out the case for why academic medicine is a critical player combatting climate change and its effects. She is also joined by Dr. Aaron Bernstein and Dr. Shaneeta Johnson, and they outline concrete steps that providers, learners, and academic health leaders can take.

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Imani Perry, JD, PhD, and Jon Meacham talking while sitting on stage at Learn Serve Lead 2022

Facing the Truth, the South Defines America: Imani Perry Discusses South to America with Jon Meacham

In her plenary session conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and presidential biographer Jon Meacham, Dr. Perry shares her experiences, acknowledges atrocities against Black people, and explores the effects of Black resistance.

Voices of Medicine & Society Lecture Series

Mona Fouad, MD, MPH, winner of the Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare, speaks about health disparities research at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 12.

It's All About the People: Compassion and Resilience in the Journey Toward Health Equity

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Mona Fouad, MD, started her career in medicine over 6,000 miles from where she would later become the co-founder of a globally recognized health disparities research center. During this presentation, she shares how the journey to health equity has people at the center, regardless of where they live. 

Note: This video will only be available until May 12, 2023.

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Jay Van Bavel, PhD, speaks in front of a blue backdrop with the AAMC logo on it at Learn Serve Lead 2022.

The Power of Us: Harnessing our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation, and Promote Social Harmony

Jay Van Bavel, PhD, explores how identity is shaped and reshaped by the social worlds we are a part of, and what this means for our potential for collaboration, our performance, and social harmony at large. 


Linda Villarosa, journalist and author of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 13.

Under the Skin: Racism and Health

Journalist Linda Villarosa shares the human stories featured in her work, details the existing and pervasive inequities, and defines what changes are necessary if we are truly committed to health equity.


Psychiatrist Christine Yu Moutier, MD, discusses suicide prevention during a session moderated by Sarah Vinson, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, on Nov. 13 during Learn Serve Lead 2022.

Preventing Suicide During COVID and Beyond: Science, Culture and Solutions

Psychiatrist Christine Yu Moutier, MD, shares suicide risks and proven methods for decreasing them — and makes a plea for physicians to help change a driven medical culture.

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Nathalie Dougé, MD, sits on stage on a couch in between Michael Dowling and Corey Feist with the AAMC logo on the backdrop behind them

The First Wave: COVID's Toll on Caregivers (and What it Will Take to Heal)

How do you combat an enemy you don’t understand? That was the challenge for caregivers and health-care systems alike during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nathalie Dougé, MD, Michael Dowling, and Corey Feist, JD, MBA, discuss some of the lessons learned to help us prepare for inevitable future crises.

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ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, PhD, urged listeners at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Nashville to add the human touch to critical care.

Transforming the ICU: Every Deep-Drawn Breath

Wes Ely, MD, MPH, issues a wake-up call to current and future physicians and urges our audience to turn our gaze from the latest life-saving machinery and really see the person in the patient.

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Thomas Insel, MD, speaks at a podium during Learn Serve Lead 2022

Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health

Thomas Insel, MD, describes solutions to the mental health crisis as outlined in his newly released Healing: Our Path From Mental Illness to Mental Health, and also examines the significant role of policies in mental health and where we have gone wrong in the past.

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