August 3, 2015
Since 1978, the number of black males applying to and attending medical school in this country has declined, according to a new publication released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).
Despite an overall increase in the number of black male college graduates over the past three decades, the number of black male applicants to medical school dropped to 1,337 in 2014 (from 1,410 in 1978). The number of enrollees also has declined, with 542 black male students enrolled in 1978, compared with 515 in 2014.
July 10, 2015
“Medical research is the beginning of hope, and today’s House vote on the 21st Century Cures Act is a significant step toward improving the lives of millions of Americans affected by serious illnesses and life-threatening diseases. The legislation provides a sustainable and predictable pathway for medical research funding and the hope it provides by reauthorizing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for three years at funding levels that represent an increase of $1.5 billion per year, and by creating an NIH Innovation Fund that would provide $8.75 billion in mandatory funding over the next five years.
June 30, 2015
The nation now has a record 144 medical schools, with the addition of three new medical schools that received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The three new schools have joined the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).
AAMC Applauds Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell; Calls for Congress to Address Physician Shortage
June 22, 2015
AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement on today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the federal government in the case of King v. Burwell.
June 16, 2015
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has joined more than 100 patient and voluntary health groups, medical and scientific societies, and academic and research institutions and organizations, in signing a letter of support for the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6). Provisions in the measure would reauthorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for three years at funding levels that represent an increase of $1.5 billion per year, and provide $10 billion over the next five years in mandatory funding through an NIH Innovation Fund.
May 21, 2015
The AAMC applauds the House Energy and Commerce Committee for approving the 21st Century Cures Act and working in a bipartisan and transparent manner to advance this groundbreaking piece of legislation.
May 7, 2015
The AAMC applauds Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for their leadership in creating the bipartisan Senate NIH Caucus dedicated to supporting this critical agency and putting it back on a path of sustained, predictable growth.
May 6, 2015
Programs to encourage physician training and practice in rural and underserved areas were the focus of a May 6 Capitol Hill briefing titled “Strategies to Address Physician Shortages in Rural and Underserved Communities,” hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus. The briefing, moderated by Atul Grover, MD, PhD, AAMC chief public policy officer, focused on the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), the creation of new teaching hospitals, and the Medicare Rural Training Track (RTT) program.
April 30, 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 conducted by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).
April 30, 2015
The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 will provide a modest increase in Medicare support for graduate medical education by creating an additional 15,000 residency slots over five years.