AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement regarding the report on sexual harassment released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine:
“The study released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine makes an important contribution to the national conversation about sexual harassment. We believe the report will advance the discussion among academic medicine leaders and researchers about the steps needed to effectively address this issue.
Sexual harassment has no place in medical schools, teaching hospitals, and biomedical research. The AAMC strongly encourages our member institutions to review the findings and recommendations as they work to promote a culture of inclusiveness and respect across the academic medicine and biomedical research communities.”
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members are all 151 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their more than 173,000 full-time faculty members, 89,000 medical students, 129,000 resident physicians, and more than 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences.