Medical Schools Address Opioid Epidemic Through Innovations in Curricula and Other Methods, Capitol Hill Briefing Shows
February 1, 2016
Part the mission of medical schools and teaching hospitals is to respond to community and public health crises through innovations in medical education, patient care, and research. As communities across the nation face an epidemic of opioid abuse, institutions are responding with new approaches to substance abuse and pain management education.
January 29, 2016
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement in recognition of the 70th anniversary of academic affiliations with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
January 19, 2016
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) today announced the appointment of an executive vice president, a chief operating officer, and a new public policy officer.
December 16, 2015
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement in support of the omnibus spending bill released by House and Senate appropriators last night.
December 11, 2015
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has announced its new board of directors. The board’s term will run until November 2016.
Robert J. Laskowski, MD, MBA, professor of clinical medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, is the new chair of the association. He succeeds Peter L. Slavin, MD, president of Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Marsha D. Rappley, MD, vice president for health sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University and chief executive officer, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, has been named chair-elect and will succeed Laskowski next year.
Health Care Needs of Veterans, Military Service Members, and Their Families Highlighted in Fourth Annual Joining Forces Wellness Week
November 9, 2015
Joining Forces Wellness Week will take place Nov. 9–13. During the week, many AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals will be holding local events to honor veterans and address the health care needs of returning military service members. Additionally, the AAMC, in collaboration with the White House Joining Forces staff and the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will host a free webinar series on the health and wellness of military service members and veterans featuring national experts from medical schools, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and others.
AAMC Chair and President Call on the Nation’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals to Address Health Care Inequalities
November 8, 2015
In addresses at the 126th annual meeting of the AAMC, Board Chair Peter L. Slavin, MD, and AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, told the leaders of the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals that “crossing the inequality chasm” is imperative if America is to achieve better health for all.
November 5, 2015
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) release of its Plan to Consolidate Community Care Programs.
November 2, 2015
The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will honor nine individuals and one teaching hospital for their outstanding contributions to academic medicine at an awards presentation on Sunday, Nov. 8, during Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Baltimore. For more information, visit the 2015 Awards Recipients.
October 30, 2015
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement in response to passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:
“America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals commend lawmakers for raising the discretionary spending caps through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. This will help restore order to the federal budget and appropriations process, and allow for some much-needed investment in our nation’s eroding domestic priorities, especially medical research and physician workforce training.