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Future of In-Person AAMC Meetings as a Result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

May 14, 2020

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Effective May 14, the AAMC has made the difficult decision to cancel all planned in-person meetings through June 30, 2021. This includes professional and leadership development programs, learning and training sessions, and various steering committee, advisory committee, and AAMC Board of Directors meetings scheduled for the coming year.

This decision is based on our paramount concern for protecting the health and safety of our staff and constituents, as well as our sensitivity to the profound financial effects that the pandemic is having on our member institutions and their travel budgets.

AAMC meetings have always been a time for building connections and sharing ideas, and the rich opportunities for networking can be just as valuable as the programs themselves. The AAMC is committed to finding safe and alternative ways to connect our community amid this new landscape, and we plan to use this opportunity to find effective and innovative approaches. We also will continue to monitor and assess this decision. When the conditions for public health and safety allow, we will consider hosting in-person meetings again.

Visit the coronavirus resource hub to stay up-to-date on how the AAMC is engaging with our member medical schools and teaching hospitals, as well as federal, state, and local health agencies, during the pandemic.

Administration of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) will continue as planned in accordance with the changes announced on April 24, including social distancing guidelines and enhanced health and safety measures in all testing centers. For more information about the MCAT exam, visit these frequently asked questions.

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