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"The Nation’s Teaching Hospitals Are Under Threat"

Washington Post op-ed by Dr. David Silbersweig of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School explores how teaching hospitals are under threat, despite providing vital care, research, and training that our nation needs.

New Research Confirms Looming Doctor Shortage

The U.S. faces a shortage of between 61,700 to 94,700 physicians over the next decade, according to a new report.

“Medical Research Saves Lives; It Also Saves Money,” Says Sen. Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke at the AAMC on the value of medical research conducted at the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals.

"The Doctor’s Dilemma"

An op-ed by AAMC President and CEO, Darrell G. Kirch, MD, published in The Huffington Post, highlights how AAMC member institutions are addressing the opioid epidemic.

“High-Value Care Takes Root in Medical Training,” AAMC Reporter

Learn how the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals are innovating curricula by helping tomorrow’s physicians balance the complexities of delivering high-quality, lower-cost care.

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May 4, 2016

Recent Leadership Columns and Editorials

Darrell G. Kirch, MD
President and CEO

The Doctor's Dilemma External LinkHuffington Post, April 2016

Medical Research: The Best Investment We Can Make in Our Future External LinkHuffington Post, February 2016

A Word From the President: Graduate Medical Education—An Investment in Our FutureAAMC Reporter, April 2016

Atul Grover, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President

Achieving Accountability for Graduate Medical Education External LinkNeurosurgery Blog, March 2016

Second Opinion: An occasional series on policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals

"The Experts" External LinkWall Street Journal

Data Spotlight

Shortage of doctors by 2025: 61,700-94,700
Shortage of primary care physicians: 14,900-35-600
Shortage of surgeons and specialists: 37,500-60,300
Increase in the U.S. population by 2025: 27 million
Increase in the number of Americans over 65: 41 percent
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Key Issues

GME Funding: How to Fix the Doctor Shortage
Learn more about solving the physician shortage and how it is impacted by GME funding.

Medical Research and Academic Medicine
Discover how medical schools and teaching hospitals contribute to research that creates tomorrow's cures.

Teaching Hospitals
Learn about how teaching hospitals are training future doctors and improving patient care.

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