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February 2016

The AAMC Board of Directors has met in Washington D.C. twice since the Learn Serve Lead Meeting in November. At the December meeting, there was a robust generative conversation about the state of diversity in academic medicine, with a specific focus on the diversity in the physician pipeline. Discussion topics ranged from the impact of holistic review to specific programs such as the summer medical and dental education program (SMDEP). Although much of the meeting time is focused on issues facing medical students, there was also allotted time specifically to discuss the national priorities of the Organization of Student Representatives.

Just this month, the AAMC hosted Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who provided a budget briefing about President Obama’s FY 2017 budget proposal and the $2 billion increase that Congress provided the NIH in December. More information on the budget briefing and other important AAMC advocacy priorities can be found here.

The Board also discussed major challenges and opportunities facing the AAMC and academic medicine at the February board meeting. The Board heard an update on Optimizing GME, which has engaged hundreds of stakeholders around issues related to public funding, aligning positions, accountability metrics, the learning environment, competency education, and training duration. Specific areas of focus moving forward include the learning environment and the transition to residency. Diversity also continued to be a center of conversation, and specific initiatives for enhancing diversity across academic medicine were outlined.

For more information about the AAMC and its initiatives over the past year, please visit the 2015 AAMC Annual Report.

Janice L. Farlow
AAMC-OSR Ex-Officio
Indiana University School of Medicine