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AAMC experts are available for comment on a wide range of national health issues, including health inequities, national health policy and legislation, scientific and medical developments, the social determinants of health, public health preparedness, and the future of teaching hospitals and medical education. Experts can also comment on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on medical research, patient care, and physician training. 

David J. Skorton, MD
Under Dr. Skorton, the AAMC is undertaking a bold, multiyear strategic plan to lead and serve academic medicine to improve the health of people everywhere.
David A. Acosta, MD
David A. Acosta, MD, provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion activities across the medical education community.
Alison J. Whelan, MD
Alison J. Whelan, MD, leads the AAMC’s initiatives to transform medical education and workforce preparation across the full continuum of medical education.

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Medical School Accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the reliable authority for the accreditation of programs of medical education leading to the MD degree. While the LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association, the LCME has final authority for the adoption of new or revised accreditation standards or policies, and the LCME operates independently in conducting evaluations of medical education programs and in making decisions about the accreditation status of programs, with no discussion, review, or participation by the AAMC or AMA.

Looking for information about accreditation? Visit the LCME website.

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Managing Editor Gabrielle Redford, 202-741-0745, aamcnews@aamc.org