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Health Equity Research Snapshot Highlights New Research

An interactive video feature showcases promising new health equity research underway at AAMC member institutions, as part of the first Health Equity Research Snapshot.

NQF Recommends Including Sociodemographic Factors in Accountability Measures

A draft report from the National Quality Forum (NQF) recommends a change in policy to account for sociodemographic status as a factor in assessing risk adjustment as it relates to quality of care measures.

AAMC Remains Concerned About Shortage of Residency Positions Despite Successful Match Day

AAMC congratulates medical students on a successful Match Day, but concerns persist regarding the number of residency positions needed to address the doctor shortage.

Video Highlights Residency Position Bottleneck

A new video from the AAMC explains the current state of residency training, presenting data that compare the number of medical students applying for training positions with the number of available residency slots.

Talk to an AAMC Expert

Representing the nation’s 141 medical schools and nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, the AAMC has experts available to speak with members of the media about medical education, patient care, and research.

Media Contacts
Lesley Ward
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Telephone: 202-828-0655
Jamila Vernon
Public Relations Specialist II
Telephone: 202-828-0959
After-hours: 202-286-6725

Our Mission

The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.

Recent News Releases

AAMC Remains Concerned About Shortage of Residency Positions Despite Successful Match Day

March 21, 2014

AAMC Commends Sen. Durbin for Supporting Critical Medical Research Funding

March 13, 2014

AAMC Concerned by President’s Proposed Budget Provisions on Doctor Training, Medical Research Funding

March 4, 2014

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 2020: 91,500
Shortage of primary care physicians: 45,400
Shortage of surgeons and specialists: 46,100
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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