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September 2015

In the News

AAMC Report Shows Decline of Black Males in Medicine

Despite efforts to increase diversity, the numbers of black men in medicine have been stagnant for nearly 40 years.

Medical Schools Form Consortium to Examine Accelerated MD Programs

A new consortium seeks to “fast track” medical education in response to a looming doctor shortage and rising levels of student debt.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Tackling Food Insecurity in Communities

Medical schools are providing healthy food and nutrition education to communities with food insecurity.

Global Community: Medical Schools Meet Student Desire for International Learning Experiences

A growing number of medical students are taking advantage of global education experiences.

Reducing the Stigma: Faculty Speak Out About Suicide Rates Among Medical Students, Physicians

Recognizing the high suicide rate among physicians, medical schools and teaching hospitals have become more focused on cultivating a learning environment that supports mental health.

Council of Teaching Hospitals Reaches 50-Year Milestone

Since its inception in 1965, the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems has evolved into a group of 417 AAMC-member teaching hospitals focused on education, clinical care, and research. 

Back to the Fold: Physician Re-entry Programs Allow Doctors to Return to Practice, Serve Local Communities

Re-entry programs are allowing retired physicians to rejoin the workforce and provide care in underserved communities.

In Every Issue

A Word From the President: Looking Back and Moving Forward: Council of Teaching Hospitals Turns 50

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. The formation of the Council of Teaching Hospitals was a landmark moment for academic medicine that helped transform the AAMC into a modern association. We celebrate COTH today for bringing all corners of academic medicine under one roof.

Viewpoint: Mindful Medicine: How Checklists, Collaboration, and Compassion Can Create and Sustain Patient-Centered, High-Reliability Care

Mindfulness and compassion training offers physicians a way to cope with daily demands and strengthen empathy toward their patients.  

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.

Contact the AAMC Reporter

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

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September 2015 Issue

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