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Debate Over Fetal Tissue Research Sparks Concern 
About Potential Limitations

Fetal tissue research has led to lifesaving vaccines and treatments for diseases like breast cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Despite these success stories, the future of fetal tissue research is at risk.

Medical School Enrollment Climbs to Unprecedented High in 2015

The number of students entering the nation’s medical schools reached a high of 20,630 this fall, a 25 percent increase since 2002, according to AAMC data released Oct. 22. This upward trend indicates a growing interest in careers in medicine.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Equity Research Among Veterans Provides Unique Insights

Barriers to medical care—particularly mental health care—can adversely affect the health of rural veterans, who typically report lower health-related quality of life than veterans living in urban areas.

Student Advocates Strive to Influence National Policy

Since launching last October, AAMC Action has built a grassroots community of more than 184,000 advocates who are helping the AAMC advance its major policy objectives through email, video, websites, and social media.

Suburbia to Urban Core: Medical Schools Make Downtown Home

A number of medical schools are moving to city centers to expand training opportunities, enhance community health care, and participate in urban revitalization.

Author Q&A: Revealing the Hidden Costs of Overusing Antibiotics

In Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues, infectious disease specialist Martin J. Blaser, MD, discusses how the progressive overuse of antibiotics has contributed to an increase in illnesses.

Medical Schools Develop Programs to Grow Primary Care Pipeline

With a looming doctor shortage, several medical schools are launching programs and curricula to help encourage students to pursue careers in primary care.

In Every Issue

A Word From the President: The Veterans Administration—Rising to the Challenge

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. The crisis of care at the VA has been painful to witness, but the future looks hopeful.  Under a unified program required by Congress, the VA not only has an opportunity to address access issues, but also to reinvest in patient care, research, and medical education.

Viewpoint: Why I Believe Fetal Tissue Research Is Pro-Life

Fetal tissue research has saved the lives and improved the health of millions of people. When analyzing the question of whether fetal tissue research should continue, opposition or support of abortion rights is simply not relevant.

About the Reporter

The Reporter (ISSN 1544-0540) is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Through this publication, the AAMC shares news, features, and opinions on academic medicine topics that impact medical schools and teaching hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The programs, initiatives, and advocacy efforts covered in the Reporter reflect the full spectrum of medical education, research, and patient care issues that shape our health care system and the health of all Americans.

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