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.
April 29, 2015
The AAMC applauds House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) , Health Subcommittee Chair Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-Texas) for coming together to produce a bipartisan 21st Century Cures discussion draft.
April 20, 2015
Over the weekend, more than 7,500 aspiring physicians worldwide were among the first examinees to take the new Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®).
April 14, 2015
As an organization representing more than 300,000 physicians and physicians-in-training at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and through nearly 90 academic and scientific societies, the AAMC strongly applauds the Senate for passing this historic measure to reform the Medicare physician payment system.
April 14, 2015
U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals sustained significant impact on costs and personnel as a result of revised regulations on financial conflicts of interest, according to a new Analysis in Brief(AIB) published by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).
April 1, 2015
The United States could see a national shortage of up to 90,000 physicians by 2025, according to a new physician workforce analysis. These projections, and the shortage’s impact on primary and specialty care, were the topic of a March 25 Capitol Hill briefing by Atul Grover, MD, PhD, chief public policy officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), entitled “The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections from 2013 to 2025.”