In the News
President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal is causing concern that cuts to Medicare funding and stagnant financial support for NIH could exacerbate looming physician shortages and impede medical research.
A new AAMC report shows that academic medical centers are expanding through affiliations and mergers and broadening their regional presence and the clinical services they provide.
While studies demonstrate telemedicine’s efficiency, significant barriers—particularly around physician reimbursement—continue to slow wider adoption.
In the past 20 years spirituality has gained more prominence as an important aspect of patient care. Medical education has reflected this shift, with more that 75 percent of U.S. medical schools incorporating spirituality topics in their curricula.
Live music is accompanying patient care at a number of medical schools and teaching hospitals. Different from music therapy, recreational hospital music programs improve the quality of the time patients spend in a health care facility.
Pediatrician and writer Perri Klass, M.D. supports childhood literacy through her involvement with Reach Out and Read, a national organization of doctors and nurse who “prescribe” books to kids.
Nearly 4 million people each year in the United States experience concussions. Research at medical schools and teaching hospitals is unlocking the mysteries associated with these injuries and improving treatment options.
In Every Issue
In recent years, the number of organizations issuing reports on hospitals and physician quality performance only has increased, with the result that these reports sometimes present conflicting conclusions.
In an effort to improve patient care and reduce costs, a Las Vegas health care organizations is taking a “bottom-up” approach to primary care by abandoning fee-for service payment models and providing team-based preventive care.
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.