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Academic Medicine Responds to Challenge of Ebola

More than 120 medical schools and teaching hospitals have offered to work with federal officials to address Ebola and have expressed support for a robust, sustained investment in these efforts.

Data Shows More Students Going to Medical School Than Ever Before

According to data released by the AAMC, the number of students who enrolled in the nation's medical schools in 2014 has reached a new high, indicating a continued interest in careers in medicine.

AAMC Discusses the Doctor Shortage

AAMC discusses the physician shortage and how it is affecting health care across the nation in a C-SPAN episode of Washington Journal.

New Resource Added on Graduate Medical Education

Learn more about graduate medical education, the physician shortage, and the specialized services medical schools and teaching hospitals provide.

New York Times Editorial Highlights Doctor Shortage

An editorial endorsed the need for more federally funded residency slots to provide clinical training for medical school graduates to help alleviate the nationwide doctor shortage.


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Telephone: 202-909-2077
Email: cprobst@aamc.org

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Recent News Releases

AAMC Announces Five-Year Road Map to Strengthen the Nation’s Graduate Medical Education System

February 24, 2015


AAMC Applauds Reps. Roe and Castor for Re-launching Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus

February 13, 2015


President’s Proposed Budget One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for America’s Patients

February 2, 2015



Key Issues

GME Funding: How to Fix the Doctor Shortage

Learn more about solving the physician shortage through the expansion of residency training positions, the latest policies and legislation, and workforce data.


Medical Research and Academic Medicine

Discover why medical research is a critical mission for medical schools and teaching hospitals and why it is vital to preserve funding for physician scientists that are discovering life-saving cures.


Data Spotlight

Projected Supply and Demand, Physicians 2008-2020
Quick Facts

Shortage of doctors by 2025: 130,600
Shortage of primary care physicians: 65,800
Shortage of surgeons and specialists: 64,800
Physicians likely to retire by 2020: 250,000
Americans entering the health care system with coverage in 2014: As many as 32 million
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