Learn Serve Lead 2016


Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting is the only meeting where leaders from the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals gather to discuss the future of academic medicine, innovations in medical education and research, and the transformation of patient care delivery. 

Content highlighting key topics from the 2016 meeting was published here daily between November 11 and 15.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In Search of Community

Over the last five days, the community of academic medicine gathered in Seattle to share insights and search for solutions to some of the most complex health challenges facing our country.

Monday, November 14, 2016

More Native American Doctors Needed to Reduce Health Disparities in Their Communities

Video: Melvina L. McCabe, MD, discusses the cultural and other barriers to care among the American Indian and Native Alaskan (AI/NA) populations. A companion article covers other topics related AI/NA communities, including the need for more AI/NA physicians, and cultural issues concerning medical research and the Precision Medicine Initative.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Academic Medicine Uniquely Positioned to Address Public Health Crises

Video: Speakers discuss how academic medicine is poised to respond to public health emergencies, such as the opioid epidemic, Zika, and the Flint, Mich. water crisis.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

National Research Initiatives Advance Personalized Medicine, Improve Cancer Care

Video: Interview with Doug Lowy, MD, acting director of the National Cancer Institute and a discussion of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and the National Cancer Moonshot.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Exploring the Power of Teaching and the Role of Community

Highlights from the speeches by Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, and Robert J. Laskowski, MD, MBA, FACP, AAMC board chair, from the association's 127th annual meeting in Seattle, Wash.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Michigan State University Receives Spencer Foreman Award for Partnerships in Flint and Rural Michigan

Michigan State University works throughout the state to reach communities with unmet needs and trains the next generation of primary care physicians.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Learn Serve Lead 2016: Shaping the Future of Academic Medicine

The academic medicine community will gather in Seattle, Nov. 11–15, for thought-provoking sessions about critical issues in medical education, patient care, and research.

Exclusive Speaker Interviews

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison Underscores Need to Destigmatize Mental Illness in Medical Education

Psychologist and writer, Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, shares her perspectives on coping with mental illness. Jamison spoke at the closing plenary for Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Celebrating 70 Years of VA Academic Affiliations

Video: Dr. John Prescott, MD, AAMC chief academic officer, and Karen Sanders, MD, deputy chief officer, VA Office of Academic Affiliations, speak about what they see as the value of the unique partnership between the VA and academic medicine.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Studying Former Presidents Provides Leadership Lessons for All of Us, Says Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

Goodwin spoke at the opening plenary for Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 12. 

News Releases

Monday, November 14, 2016

AAMC Honors National Award Recipients

On Nov. 13, the AAMC honored nine individuals and one institution for their outstanding contributions to the academic medicine community in the fields of medical education, research, and community service at a reception during Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Fifth Annual Joining Forces Wellness Week Highlights Health Care Needs of Veterans, Military Service Members, and Their Families

Joining Forces Wellness Week, during which medical schools and teaching hospitals highlight the unique health care needs of our nation’s veterans, military service members, and their families, coincides with the week of Veterans Day and ends on the first day of Learn Serve Lead 2016.