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March 2015

In the News

AAMC Launches Five-Year Plan to Optimize Graduate Medical Education

Recognizing the urgency to strengthen graduate medical education (GME) to meet the nation’s changing health needs, the AAMC has unveiled a five-year plan to optimize GME.

AAMC Develops Global System to Streamline Disclosure of Financial Interests

A new global disclosure system developed by the AAMC promises to reduce the amount of time physicians, researchers, and scientists spend filling out disclosure forms. 

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Research Centers Investigate Root Causes of Health Inequities

To address biological, social, behavioral, and environmental factors that cause health disparities, university research centers are developing intervention strategies.

Research on Care Community Fosters Collaboration to Speed Health Care Innovation

The AAMC’s Research on Care Community facilitates the integration and application of research to improve quality, safety, health equity, and patient outcomes.

Therapy Dogs Provide Stress Relief for Medical Students, Hospital Staff

A growing number of medical schools and teaching hospitals are using therapy dogs to reduce stress and boost morale.

Author Q&A Bridging the Divide Between Physicians and Veterinarians to Improve Human Health

In Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Animal and Human Health, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, chronicles her experiences working alongside veterinarians, exploring connections between animal and human health.

50th Anniversary of the Coggeshall Report: Emerging Trends in 1965 Remain Relevant to Academic Medicine Today

Academic medicine faces many of the same challenges that the landmark Coggeshall Report identified in 1965 but on a larger scale today.

In Every Issue

A Word From the President: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back— Time to Take Action

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. As the federal budget process moves forward, the AAMC will continue to engage with policy makers to support funding for medical research while working to prevent destabilizing cuts.  

Viewpoint: Advancing Teaching and Learning by Connecting the Continuum

In line with competency-based education, the AAMC’s Medical Education team is thinking strategically about ways to prepare the physician workforce to meet current and emerging health care needs.

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.

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Eve Glicksman
Senior Writer/Editor
Telephone: 202-741-5498

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