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.
October 27, 2015
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a leading organization that oversees physician Board Certification and the Program for Maintenance of Certification (MOC®) in the United States, in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), jointly announced today the launch of the new ABMS MOC Directory, powered by MedEdPORTAL'S CE Directory , offering benefits to both Continuing Medical Education (CME) providers and Board Certified diplomates seeking MOC credit.
October 22, 2015
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 this year, according to data released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). In addition, the total number of applicants to medical school rose by 6.2 percent to 52,550, exactly double the percentage increase from the previous year. First-time applicants—an important indicator of interest in medicine—increased by 4.8 percent to 38,460.
October 16, 2015
The need for preparedness and collaboration to respond to future outbreaks of communicable diseases was the focus of an October 13 Capitol Hill briefing titled "One Year Later: Lessons Learned from Ebola in the U.S. and Academic Medicine's Role in Preparing for the Next Threat." The briefing was hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus.
September 24, 2015
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s nomination of Robert Califf, MD, as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
September 10, 2015
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement on implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)