In the News
According to recent AAMC public opinion research, registered voters believe there is a physician shortage and reported compassionate bedside manner as one of the most important characteristics when looking for a physician.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools recently took an important step in furthering the commitment of both the U.S. and Canada to ensuring quality standards in medical school programs.
A wave of entrepreneurial medical students are creating health-related mobile apps and websites.
Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Use Creative Methods to Communicate with the Public and Market Their Brand
YouTube channels, Facebook pages, television stations, and radio programs are among the communication methods institutions are using to enhance their image and educate the public about health care.
New Medical Schools Use Holistic Admissions to Create Diverse Classes That Will Fulfill Diversity-Related Missions, Goals
In an effort to increase the diversity of their student body, a growing number of medical schools are adopting holistic admissions criteria that give balanced consideration to applicants’ life experiences, personal attributes, and academic merits.
Otis Brawley, M.D., examines health disparities and discusses how science and professionalism should guide medical decisions.
While attention has focused on the shortage of primary care physicians, specialists, too, will be in short supply in the coming years. The AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies estimates that by 2020, the United States will face a shortage of more than 46,000 surgeons and medical specialists.
In Every Issue
While the AAMC welcomes renewed demonstrations of support for medical research, it is more important than ever that national leaders recognize the need to undertake a more sustainable approach to medical research funding.
Health Sciences South Carolina is a statewide health care research collaboration focused on transforming health care information and quality, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes.
About the Reporter
The AAMC Reporter (ISSN 1544-0540), the association's flagship news publication, covers major programs and initiatives at the AAMC and member institutions, as well as the broader issues that affect the academic medical community.
Each month, the AAMC Reporter informs the academic medicine community with articles on conferences and meetings addressing critical issues; enlightens with timely features on topics as diverse as medical student community service, women's health education, and affirmative action; notifies constituents of upcoming AAMC events; and alerts readers to future shifts in the ever-changing medical education and health care environments through analytical articles written by experts in the field.