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Integrating Patient Safety Lessons into Residency Training

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

With more than 400,000 deaths linked to medical errors annually, medical schools and teaching hospitals are informing the next generation of physicians about patient safety and quality improvement.

Early Adopters of Bundled Payments Discuss Challenges, Lessons Learned

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:02 p.m.

Bundled payments are transforming how we deliver care. Providers participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Initiative discuss some of the challenges and protocols they have developed to improve efficiency and outcomes.

Push to Provide High-Value Care Takes Root in Medical Training

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

Integrating lessons about high-value care early in medical training will help tomorrow’s physicians balance the complexities of delivering high-quality, lower-cost care.

Academic Medicine and Social Justice

Published Sept. 7, 2016, 1:10 p.m.

Community healers and leaders must address issues related to inequality, social exclusion, racism, and bias that all too often are linked to societal violence.

Space Medicine: A New Frontier for Aspiring Physicians

Published Sept. 20, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

Can’t see yourself practicing in a traditional medical setting? Consider applying to one of five accredited U.S. residency programs in space medicine.

Convey: A New System to Simplify the Process for Disclosing Financial Interests

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 2:07 p.m.

A new AAMC resource will simplify the process and reduce the time it takes physicians, scientists, and researchers to make required disclosures.

The Water Crisis in Flint and How a Community-Based Medical School Came to the Rescue

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Administrators and physicians at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine played a pivotal role helping the Flint community identify and respond to the water crisis.

Teaching Hospitals

Published Sept. 7, 2016, 8:10 p.m.

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Medical Schools Address Opioid Epidemic Through Innovations in Curricula and Other Methods

Published Sept. 15, 2016, 1:57 p.m.

Through their education, research, and clinical care missions, medical schools and teaching hospitals actively respond to the health care needs of their communities on a daily basis, as well as public health crises as they arise.

Medical Research and Academic Medicine

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals receive funding for research from federal and state agencies, private industry, and philanthropic efforts. By far the largest source of federal research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Federal funding cuts–especially as a result of...

Why Teaching Hospitals Are Important to All Americans

Published Sept. 7, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

America has the world’s best doctors and nurses because we have the world’s best teaching hospitals. These institutions train hundreds of thousands of new doctors, dentists, and nurses every year. Teaching hospitals also discover the cures and provide the critical services that save American lives...

GME Funding: How to Fix the Doctor Shortage

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 8:33 p.m.

With a growing, aging population, the demand for physicians will intensify over the coming years. According to AAMC estimates, the United States faces a shortage of between 61,700 and 94,700 physicians by 2025. Cuts to graduate medical education (GME) jeopardize the ability of medical schools and...

AAMC Applauds Bill Aimed at Correcting Ratings System That May Mislead Patients

Published Sept. 14, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Patients need accurate and reliable information in order to make decisions about their health care. The current proposed methodology for the Hospital Compare Star Ratings does not provide this, but rather may mislead patients into making poor decisions about hospitals.

Star Ratings "Deeply Flawed," Offer Incomplete Picture of Hospital Performance

Published Sept. 14, 2016, 6:53 p.m.

AAMC Urges Patients Not to Be Misled by Ratings

AAMC Applauds Howerton Appointment to PCORI Board of Governors

Published Sept. 22, 2016, 7:35 p.m.

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement applauding the appointment of Russell M. Howerton, MD, FACS, to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

AAMC Report Shows Decline of Black Males in Medicine

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 4:07 p.m.

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

The Role of the Center for Medicine After the Holocaust in Medical Ethics Education

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 5:54 p.m.

Today's doctors, nurses, and scientists need to confront the role that physicians played in the Holocaust and apply that knowledge to research and practice.

With Liberty, Justice, and Health Care for All: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize- Winning Journalist Eugene Robinson

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 7:39 p.m.

Learn Serve Lean 2015 plenary speaker Eugene Robinson explores socioeconomic disparities that affect health and health care delivery.

Playing with the Mind: Tech Meets Neuroscience in the Future of Medical Education

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 7:56 p.m.

Medical Education Meeting plenary speaker Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, discusses how medical education can use gaming and technology to enhance learning.

Graduate Medical Education: An Investment in Our Future

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 2:51 p.m.

Strong residency training programs will improve patient care and research now and in the future.