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AAMC Board Chair Kirk Calhoun, MD, and AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, discuss challenges to academic medicine during the Leadership Plenary Nov. 13 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, call on colleagues to work together to tackle health care challenges.

  • November 13, 2022
Authors Imani Perry, JD, PhD, and Jon Meacham discuss the complex legacy of the South at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 15.

Author Imani Perry, JD, PhD, discusses the South’s complex legacy of racism and resistance.

  • November 15, 2022
Thomas Insel, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of “Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health,” speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting, on Nov. 14.

Thomas Insel, MD, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, says the mental health crisis can be solved by focusing on social supports and mental health care systems.

  • November 14, 2022

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AAMCNews Translational Research Shortages

The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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As the hyper contagious BA.2 variant spreads across the country, experts say we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

  • April 28, 2022
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
Francis Collins, MD, PhD

New funding for the National Health Service Corps will bolster the program’s ability to help physicians work in underserved communities.

  • June 24, 2021
Paola Portela, MD, chief medical officer of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, plays with a young patient.

The AAMC’s annual survey shows student body growth won’t alleviate physician shortage unless residency and clinical training site shortfalls also are addressed.

  • September 3, 2020
Students study in classroom with masks

As COVID-19 hospitalizations soar in Sun Belt states, physicians are grateful for knowledge from previous hot spots but still face an uncertain future.

  • July 13, 2020
Members of the medical staff at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, treat a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit on July 2, 2020

The novel coronavirus is hitting remote areas where patients are poorer, sicker, and older hard. Here's how medical schools and teaching hospitals are helping.

  • May 14, 2020
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has collaborated with the state department of health to run nearly 50 COVID-19 testing sites in rural communities

Medical schools are partnering with engineering schools to produce testing reagents, swabs, PPE, and more. Will these relationships endure beyond the pandemic?

  • May 4, 2020
Trevor Kemp, assistant manager of the University of Virginia School of Architecture’s FabLab, and Melissa Goldman, manager of the FabLab, prepare plastic film to be cut for face shields

As COVID-19 spreads, ethicists at academic medical institutions are guiding the development of guidelines to ration care.

  • April 7, 2020
A patient receives oxygen in the hospital

Hundreds of new MDs are helping alleviate a dire shortage of health care providers in hot spots across the country.

  • April 3, 2020
An employee of NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital arrives for work on April 02, 2020 in New York City.