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Paper Outlines Priorities for GME Policy

A new AAMC white paper details the legislative history of Medicare GME reimbursements and the key factors in the ongoing debate about this policy.

Report on Residents Updated

The latest AAMC online report of historical and current residency data includes tables displaying U.S. Medical Licensing Exam scores by specialty for entering residents, and more.

"Race and Bias from the Classroom to the Exam Room," AAMC Reporter

While some researchers continue to document racial disparities in health and disease burden, others are digging even deeper to better understand how race manifests as a social determinant of health in clinical settings.

Medical School Applicants, Enrollees Reach New Highs

The number of students enrolling in the nation’s medical schools has increased 25 percent since 2002, reaching an all-time high of 20,630 in 2015.

Decline of Black Males in Medicine

Diversity in the physician pipeline has been increasing over the years; however, there has been a decline in black males applying to and attending medical school since 1978.


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Recent News Releases

President’s Proposed Budget Includes Dangerous Cuts to Patient Care Payments

February 9, 2016


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February 1, 2016


70-year Veterans Affairs, Academic Medicine Partnership Enhances Doctor Training and Patient Care

January 29, 2016



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

Quick Facts

Shortage of doctors by 2025: 46,000-90,000
Shortage of primary care physicians: 12,500-31,100
Shortage of surgeons and specialists: 28,200-63,700
Increase in the U.S. population by 2025: 30.8 million
Increase in the number of Americans over 65: 46 percent
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