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New Research Shows Shortage of More than 100,000 Doctors by 2030

Published March 14, 2017, 2:43 a.m.

The United States will face a significant shortage of physicians fueled by population growth, an increase in the number of aging Americans, and retirement of practicing doctors.

AAMC Statement on President Trump’s Revised Executive Order on Immigration

Published March 6, 2017, 6:08 p.m.

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement regarding President Trump’s revised executive order on immigration.

Executive Order on Immigration Threatens Our Nation’s Health Security

Published Feb. 10, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Raising barriers that keep out physicians, scientists, and researchers from other countries would compromise health care in our nation.

Our Concerned Community

Published April 25, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Amid national budget and policy uncertainties, the academic medicine community held meetings this spring to discuss how to move forward while staying true to its missions.

AAMC Statement on Relaunch of Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus

Published May 11, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued a statement in response to the renewal of the charter for the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus by Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Kathy Castor (D-Fla.).

AAMC Statement on President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Published May 23, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement in response to President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request, which includes cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medicaid, and other programs within the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education.

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Training Future Physicians to Address Opioid Crisis

Published Sept. 18, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

More than 2 million people abuse opioids, yet only 5,500 physicians are trained in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine.

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Working Mom, MD: Always on Call

Published Sept. 18, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

Physician mothers say peer support and new pro-family policies are vital to their success, but more change is needed.

AAMC Statement on Introduction of GME Expansion Legislation

Published May 1, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement about the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2017, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and would increase federal support for graduate medical education (GME).

AAMC Statement on Introduction of Senate GME Expansion Legislation

Published June 7, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement about the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2017, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate and would increase federal support for graduate medical education (GME).

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Residency Programs Develop Strategies to Respond to High Burnout Rates

Published July 3, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

Many graduate medical education programs are incorporating ways to improve resiliency and reduce burnout as residents progress through training.

Myths and Facts: The Physician Shortage

Fact sheet dispelling myths and offering facts about the physician shortage.

The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 (H.R. 2124)

A summary of H.R. 2267 The Resident Physician Shortage Act of 2015

The Resident Physician Shortage Act of 2015 (S. 1148)

A summary of The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 (S. 1148)

Side-by-side Comparison of H.R. 2124 and S. 1148

A side-by-side comparison of GME expansion legislation introduced in 2015.

Matchmaker Matchmaker

Humor was used to capture the arduous—and often nerve-racking—residency application process. YouTube featured skits, including one where students from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine parodied “Matchmaker Matchmaker,” from Fiddler on the Roof.

Markey, Senate Democrats & Gun Violence Researchers Press Conference, Jan. 21 2016

Due to a ban on federal funding for gun violence research that almost halted entirely gun violence research, policymakers, health care practitioners, researchers, and others lack comprehensive, scientific information about the causes and characteristics of gun violence, or the best strategies to prevent future tragedies. President Obama lifted the 17-year ban in 2013, but there is no money appropriated in the federal budget to conduct research at the CDC.

Opioid Briefing: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals are Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Briefing: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals are Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

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UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

The conference provides community-college, university, post-bac students and pre-health advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professional programs. This year, they will host 4,500 attendees.

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2017 NIH Graduate Career Fair

The NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair, to be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm on the Bethesda campus of the NIH, will provide an opportunity for NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and NIH postbacs, as well as other college students in the DC area, to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. More than 195 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S. will be sending representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs to the Fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees. The day will also include workshops on getting to graduate and professional school, MD/PhD programs, interviewing, and careers in public health, psychology, and dentistry.

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