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  • Registration Opens for Learn Serve Lead 2015 and the AAMC Medical Education Meeting

    May 18, 2015

    Members of the academic medicine community can now register to attend the AAMC's two signature meetings—Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting and the AAMC Medical Education Meeting—both taking place in Baltimore in November. The annual meeting provides a unique opportunity for attendees to discuss complex issues across all missions of academic medicine, learn new concepts and tools for leading innovation and cultural change in medical schools and teaching hospitals, and make valuable connections with colleagues and thought leaders. The Medical Education Meeting serves as a national platform to collaborate on transformative scholarly work and to engage with peers across the educational continuum who are implementing innovative strategies to enhance teaching and learning. Early bird registration for both meetings ends Aug. 31.

  • Deadline Approaching to Register for Integrating Quality Meeting

    May 18, 2015

    The registration deadline for the 7th annual AAMC Integrating Quality (IQ) Meeting is June 1. The IQ meeting provides an interactive setting for clinical practitioners, education leaders, and other health care professionals to examine and exchange interprofessional and integrative approaches to quality improvement and patient safety across the educational, clinical care, and research continuum. The program features a series of plenaries, workshops, discussion sessions, and posters focused on key strategies to integrating quality. A post-meeting workshop, "Advancing a Quality Culture through Education," offers an opportunity for participants to advance their skills in developing educational programs to enhance local IQ efforts. Both the IQ Meeting (June 11-12) and post-meeting workshop (June 12-13) will take place in Rosemont, Ill.

  • Webinar on Innovative Curricula for Teaching Population Health

    May 18, 2015

    The importance of teaching tomorrow's doctors about the ways the environment affects health and behavior will be the focus of an AAMC-sponsored webinar on June 2 from 1 to 2:30 pm ET. Featuring curriculum models and case-based activities from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco, the webinar is an opportunity for deans, faculty, and learners to understand the key elements of success and solutions to overcoming barriers to integrating environmental health into undergraduate medical education. Speakers include Rose H. Goldman, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate professor of environmental health sciences at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, clinical professor of medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.

  • Capitol Hill Briefing Focuses on Rural and Underserved Training Programs

    May 11, 2015

    Last week, the AAMC and the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus hosted a Capitol Hill briefing focused on programs to promote physician training and practice in rural and underserved areas. Speakers included Michelle A. Nuss, MD, FACP, associate dean for GME and designated institutional official at Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership; Connie Berry, MA, manager of Texas Primary Care Office at the Texas Department of State Health Services; and Atul Grover, MD, PhD, AAMC chief public policy officer, who moderated the panel. Topics included the Medicare Rural Training Track (RTT) program, Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program, National Health Service Corps, and the creation of new teaching hospitals in rural and urban settings. Recently, the AAMC released Rural Training Track Programs: A Guide to the Medicare Requirements, a guide to the complex regulations related to creating RTTs.

  • AAMC Praises Senators for Creating NIH Caucus

    May 11, 2015

    Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced the creation of the bipartisan Senate NIH Caucus to support the agency and to put it back on a path of sustained, predictable growth. AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, praised the senators for this important step in continuing to "improve our nation's health, sustain our leadership in medical research, and remain competitive in today's global information- and innovation-based economy."

  • CDC Launches Community Health Improvement Web Resource

    May 11, 2015

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched the Community Health Improvement Navigator, a website for community health improvement leaders within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. The site was developed as a one-stop shop for tools and resources for determining collaborative approaches to improving the health of communities, establishing and maintaining effective collaborative efforts, and identifying effective interventions that will have the greatest impact on overall health and well-being. The CDC is hosting a webinar on May 19 from 2 to 3:30 pm ET to answer questions and to provide a demo of the navigator tool.

  • ABIM Foundation Launches Teaching Value in Health Care Learning Network

    May 11, 2015

    The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation and Costs of Care recently launched the Teaching Value in Health Care Learning Network. The network is a growing community of students, residents, and medical educators working to identify promising practices and ideas to advance stewardship competencies in medical education. The community hosts monthly chats with medical educators via Google Hangouts and recordings are available to the community.

  • VA Research Week Begins May 18

    May 11, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National VA Research Week is an annual event, offering institutions an opportunity to educate policymakers and communities on the importance of research funding that supports the nation's veterans and the historic partnership between medical schools and VA hospitals. VA medical centers across the country are participating in local events, such as open houses, panel discussions with researchers, poster presentations, research demonstrations, and more. This year's theme is "VA Research: 90 Years of Excellence." For more information on how institutions can participate, click here.

  • On the Move

    May 11, 2015

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) has named Rick Pollack as its next president and CEO. Pollack, a 32-year veteran of the AHA, succeeds Richard J. Umbdenstock, who will retire at the end of 2015. Since 1991, Pollack has served as AHA's executive vice president for advocacy and public policy. In this role, he was responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the association's advocacy, representation, and public affairs initiatives.

  • Medical School Enrollment to Approach 30 Percent Increase by 2019

    May 4, 2015

    U.S. medical schools are on target to reach a nearly 30 percent increase in enrollment by 2019, according to results of the annual Medical School Enrollment Survey released by the AAMC during the 11th annual Health Workforce Research Conference. The report shows that first-year medical school enrollment in 2019-20 will reach 21,304—a 29.2 percent increase over the baseline enrollment level in 2002-03 and only 130 positions shy of the 30 percent target the AAMC called for in 2006 to address a projected physician shortage. "With the United States facing a shortage of up to 90,000 physicians by 2025, we are pleased to see our nation's medical schools increasing enrollment, both through the expansion of existing medical schools and the establishment of new ones," said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.


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Jamila Vernon
Public Relations Specialist II
Telephone: 202-828-0959
Email: jvernon@aamc.org