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Association of American Medical Colleges


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With 115,000 physician residents in training preparing to enter the workforce many wonder about issues such as debt management, barriers to career advancement, opportunity for fellowships, transitioning to the workforce, and more. This site is dedicated to providing answers.

AAMC Announces Five-Year Road Map to Strengthen the Nation's GME System

The AAMC recently announced a comprehensive and sustained effort to strengthen graduate medical education (GME). The new publication, Optimizing Graduate Medical Education: A Five-Year Road Map for America's Medical Education and Teaching Hospitals, outlines three strategic focus areas: investing in future physicians; optimizing the environment for learning, care, and discovery; and preparing physicians and physician scientists for the evolving demands of 21st century health care.

Graduate Medical Education and the Physician Workforce

As a resident at a teaching hospital, you’re learning in state-of-the art facilities, caring for some of the most vulnerable patients. And you see, every single day, how our medical system faces the demands of an aging, growing population.

In a very real sense, you are on the front lines of the graduate medical education (GME) issue. Without more federal support for GME, America’s health is in jeopardy. By 2025, according to experts, there could be a shortage of between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians in the U.S. How? Why? What is at stake? And what can be done about it? Watch the video.

Report on Residents 2015

The AAMC Report on Residents (2015) is an online collection of data tables that provide information on certain characteristics of residency applicants and residents, as well as information on the outcomes of residents.  This inaugural issue of the annual report pulls data from multiple sources of information to create tables that focus on issues across states, specialties, and phases of the GME continuum.

New AAMC Resource

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Check out a preview of the AAMC's all-new website for pre-meds, students, and residents navigating their medical careers.

Integrating Quality

Integrating Quality

Find tools and strategies for enhancing quality improvement efforts at academic medical centers in the Integrating Quality (IQ) collection, including resident lead initiatives on a range of topics related to quality and patient safety.

Second Opinion

Atul Grover

What I'd Tell a New Member of Congress at the Start of a New Year.
AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer, Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., discusses policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals.