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  • Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries Now Available

    February 8, 2016

    The AAMC has published the annual Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries (2014–2015) based on fiscal year salary data submitted from 144 accredited U.S. medical schools as part of the 2015 AAMC Faculty Salary Survey. The report includes total compensation statistics for six faculty ranks in 92 departments/specialties, along with 33 tables that present the total compensation attributable to teaching, patient care, or research for 107,792 full-time medical school faculty, as well as other faculty salary data. Following this edition, the report will be updated quarterly.

  • Call for 2016 AAMC Awards Nominations

    February 8, 2016

    Each year during Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting, the AAMC recognizes individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the academic medicine community and enhancing the health of the nation. Information on the awards program, nomination requirements, and deadlines can be found in the 2016 AAMC Awards Call for Nominations brochure or here. The deadlines for nominations are between April 4 and May 6.

  • New Reporter Series Highlights Innovation in Medical Education

    February 8, 2016

    Throughout 2016, the AAMC Reporter will feature monthly articles on innovation in medical education. The series will cover new models for training medical students and residents in everything from quality and safety to interprofessional education, community partnerships, and the learning environment. The first article in the series highlights efforts to integrate safety principles and practices into residency training.

  • Journal Article Examines Challenges of U.S. Physician Workforce

    February 8, 2016

    A recent article published in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences examines the size, distribution, and composition of the physician workforce in the United States and its future challenges. The article provides an overview of the current state of the workforce and graduate medical education (GME), a brief history of calls for GME reform since 1910, and the recent discussions about the workforce projections. Authored by AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, MD, PhD; AAMC Chief Health Care Officer Janis Orlowski, MD; and former senior director of the AAMC Center for Workforce Studies Clese Erikson, MPAff, the article is available here (subscription required after March 11).

  • New Initiative Advances Compassionate, Collaborative Care

    February 8, 2016

    A new initiative from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation focuses on the intersection of compassion and collaboration to achieve the goal of person-centered care and optimal outcomes for patients, families, and providers. The program—Compassionate, Collaborative Care (Triple C)—emerged out of The Triple C Framework, which was co-developed by the Gold Foundation and the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and in collaboration with an advisory group of health professions educators, providers, licensure and accreditation agency representatives, and patient advocates, including representatives from the AAMC. The framework describes 14 attributes that should be taught and assessed in health professional training and practiced in care delivery and team interactions.

  • On the Move

    February 8, 2016

    Paul R.G. Cunningham, MD, dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, will retire in Sept. 2016. Cunningham has served as dean since 2008, and has led the school in its work to increase opportunities for underrepresented minorities in medical education and improve the health status of citizens in eastern North Carolina.

  • AAMC Recognizes 70-year Partnership Between Veterans Affairs, Academic Medicine

    February 1, 2016

    This month marks the 70th anniversary of the historic partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the academic medicine community. "Through this historic collaboration, the VA has become the largest single provider of medical training in the country, where more than 40,000 residents and 20,000 medical students receive clinical training each year," said Darrell G. Kirch, AAMC president and CEO, in a statement. For more information, visit https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/vahealthcare.

  • Briefing Explores How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Are Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

    February 1, 2016

    As part of their ongoing commitment to address the current opioid epidemic, medical schools and teaching hospitals are developing innovative curricula and teaching methods on pain management and strategies to prevent, assess, and treat substance abuse, as well as advancing clinical care combating opioid dependence. At an AAMC-hosted congressional briefing last week, an expert panel discussed how these institutions are training the next generation of physicians to combat this public health crisis. The briefing was moderated by Atul Grover, MD, PhD, AAMC chief public policy officer, and featured presentations from Terence Flotte, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Bradley Allen, MD, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine; and Alison Holmes, MD, MPH, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

  • Article Examines Race and Bias from the Classroom to the Exam Room

    February 1, 2016

    An increasing number of medical schools offer curricula focused on helping students acknowledge and become comfortable talking about unconscious bias, according to a Reporter article highlighting the efforts under way in the academic medicine community to address racial disparity and bias in health care. Part of a year-long series on the social determinants of health, the article explores these programs and how they help improve students' awareness of health care disparities and teach qualitative methods of countering bias in interactions between doctors and patients.

  • AHRQ Updates Online Resource for Patient Safety News, Research

    February 1, 2016

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently updated its online content for patient safety news by merging AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet) and AHRQ Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web (WebM&M). The new site, PSNet, combines content from both sites—including PSNet's Patient Safety Primers and WebM&M's Cases and Commentaries and Perspectives on Safety—to provide a one-stop shop for patient safety news, research, and expert commentary. PSNet also publishes weekly updates on patient safety literature, tools, and meetings.


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