In the News
New legislation aims to expand funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) to address the doctor shortage. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 proposes adding 15,000 Medicare-funded positions over five years.
As OB/GYN becomes a more popular specialty choice among medical students, the field continues to evolve in both training and care delivery. Despite many advances, though, women continue to be unrepresented in the top levels of OB/GYN leadership.
Service-learning programs in underserved communities are helping medical students gain practical experience and broaden their knowledge base, while reinforcing classroom and clinical training.
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) effort aims to increase diversity in the biomedical research workforce. The program includes three integrated initiatives designed to attract students from diverse backgrounds and develop best practices for mentoring, as well as a national mentoring network.
Medical schools and residency programs across the country are developing training programs that emphasize a shift toward value-based patient care to help identify and eliminate wasteful spending.
William E. Bynum, MD, discusses how medical errors are an inherent part of residency training, and how associated shame and guilt can have an impact on how residents interact with peers, colleagues, students, and patients.
AAMC institutions in Puerto Rico are driving diversity and making unique contributions to academic medicine by offering community-centered learning opportunities to medical students and residents.
In Every Issue
Commencement season provided a positive reminder of the quality of today’s medical school graduates, but many from this group are concerned about the state of our nation’s health care system and the course its transformation will take.
Medical schools and teaching hospitals must play a crucial role in how we understand, prevent, and treat infectious diseases around the world.
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.