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  • AAMC Names Marc Levy as Chief Information Officer

    July 18, 2016

    Marc Levy has been named the AAMC’s new chief information officer, succeeding Diana Bourke, who was appointed chief operating officer earlier this year. He will join the AAMC on Aug. 8. In this role, Levy will lead the association’s IT unit in executing a long-term IT strategic plan in support of the AAMC and its member institutions. “The nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals depend on the AAMC’s strong information technology capability to support its many services, programs, data, and IT infrastructure. Marc’s expertise in IT strategy and operations will serve the AAMC well as he takes on this new role,” said Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO.

  • Report Examines State-based Medicaid Graduate Medical Education Payments

    July 18, 2016

    A new AAMC report provides results of the 2015 survey of state Medicaid programs and their policies for financing direct graduate medical education (GME) costs. Behind Medicare, Medicaid is the second largest explicit source of funding for GME and the other special missions and services of America’s teaching hospitals. The report highlights state and national Medicaid funding trends and includes insights for strategic and tactical planning within teaching hospitals. Key findings show that Medicaid GME support has nearly doubled since 1998, reaching $4.26 billion, and in 14 states, nurses, medical residents, and other health professions trainees can have their graduate training subsidized by Medicaid.

  • AAMC Health Equity Virtual Site Visit Highlights Duke Health

    July 18, 2016

    A new AAMC Health Equity Virtual Site Visit (VSV) highlights Duke Health and the institution’s approach to health equity, including the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement. The center was established to address and improve health equity through clinical service, research, education, and community engagement. Developed in 2014 to highlight the outstanding portfolio of health-equity research at AAMC-member institutions, each VSV incorporates videos, webinars, presentations, journal articles, and other resources that reflect the innovative research, curricula, and care delivery at the featured institution. To inquire about being included in a future VSV, email healthequityresearch@aamc.org.

  • IPEC Releases Revised Set of Core Competencies for Interprofessional Practice

    July 18, 2016

    The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), of which the AAMC is a founding member, has released an updated version of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. First published in 2011, the IPEC core competency document has helped frame the national dialogue on the need for interprofessional education and practice as a catalyst for improving team-based patient care and enhancing population health outcomes.

  • ACGME Selects Institutions for Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments Initiative

    July 18, 2016

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced the eight institutions that will participate in the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments initiative. The four-year program is aimed at driving improvements within clinical learning environments, during which residents and fellows pursue training in their specialties or subspecialties. The selected institutions will meet later this year to share information about their proposals, including ideas for improvements in patient safety, health care quality, and interprofessional learning.

  • AAMC Names Ross McKinney Jr., MD, as Chief Scientific Officer

    July 11, 2016

    The AAMC announced that Ross McKinney Jr., MD, has been named the association's new chief scientific officer. McKinney is currently director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine and professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Duke University Medical Center and will join the AAMC on Sept. 19. "Dr. McKinney's leadership in bioethics and clinical research at the national level makes him exceptionally well suited to direct AAMC programs and priorities in research, training, and science policy on behalf of the AAMC and our members," said Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO.

  • House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee Proposes NIH Budget Increase

    July 11, 2016

    Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) approved the FY 2017 spending bill, which included provisions to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, expressed that "the AAMC appreciates the House subcommittee's recognition that sustainable, predictable growth in NIH funding is key to making progress on these goals. As lawmakers consider final funding levels, the AAMC stands ready to work with both chambers to ensure that the approved package maximizes real growth in the NIH budget."

  • New Resource Collection Focuses on Well-being in Academic Medicine

    July 11, 2016

    The AAMC has created a collection of resources on well-being and resilience in academic medicine following its recent 2016 Leadership Forum, which included participation from approximately 80 deans, CEOs, researchers, medical school faculty, residents, and others. The resources are intended to help those engaged in academic medicine address challenges related to depression, resilience, burnout, and increased suicidal ideation in health care, while creating a culture of wellness in the medical education learning environment. For more information, visit aamc.org/wellbeing.

  • Academic Medicine Podcast Expands Accessibility, Now Available on iTunes

    July 11, 2016

    A podcast from the editors of Academic Medicine is now available on iTunes. Listeners will hear from medical students and residents, clinicians, educators, and health care thought leaders as they delve deeper into the issues shaping medical schools and teaching hospitals. Each episode chronicles the stories of individuals as they experience the science and the art of medicine. A few of the most downloaded episodes include "Confessions of a Medical Voluntourist," "Roundtable Discussion about the Future of Graduate Medical Education," and "When Patients Teach." To subscribe to the podcast, click here.

  • Applications Accepted for 2016-2017 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program

    July 11, 2016

    The NIH has announced its 2016-2017 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars program, which supports clinical researchers early in their careers to promote their development to fully independent positions. Lasker Scholars are appointed as independent investigators in the NIH Intramural Research Program for five years, followed by three years of funding at an extramural research institution. Candidates must have a clinical doctoral degree and a professional license to practice in the United States and must have completed their core residency training by June 2006 or more recently. The application deadline is Aug. 26.


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