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