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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.

Match Day 2016: The Thrill of the Match

Published Sept. 1, 2016, 7:34 p.m.

Nearly 94 percent of U.S. MD seniors matched to residency training positions this year, but ongoing concerns remain about the number of federally funded residency positions.

Academic Medicine Aims to Foster More Supportive Learning Environment

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 1:26 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are enhancing efforts to cultivate a respectful teaching environment through innovative programs and policies that address unprofessional conduct.

Reducing the Stigma: Faculty Speak Out About Suicide Rates Among Medical Students, Physicians

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 1:42 p.m.

Recognizing the high suicide rate among physicians, medical schools and teaching hospitals have become more focused on cultivating a learning environment that supports mental health.

Having the Talk: When Treatment Becomes End-of-Life Care

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 6:34 p.m.

Some physicians are uncomfortable about having end-of-life talk discussions with patients, but new teaching methods are helping medical trainees to get past the hurdles.

Creating a Safety Net: Preventing Physician Suicide

Published Sept. 20, 2016, 8:03 p.m.

With higher rates of suicide among physicians than in the general public, the academic medicine community must work together to create a culture of safety that encourages doctors and trainees to seek mental health treatment when facing depression, anxiety, or burnout.

Delivering Grave News with Empathy and Honesty

Published Oct. 17, 2016, 2:18 p.m.

Educators say medical students and residents require training in the art of communicating difficult news to patients.

New Guide Offers Best Practices for Residency Interviewers

Published Jan. 9, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

The formal interview is essential in ranking residency applicants. AAMC now offers a guide to help interviewers vet candidates more effectively within a short exchange.

Viewpoint: Reducing Stress, Burnout in the Medical Community

Published Aug. 31, 2016, 2:24 p.m.

Leaders at medical schools and teaching hospitals must come together to inspire cultural change and make stress management and mental wellness a priority in academic medicine.

Say That Again? Teaching Physicians About Plain Language

Published Oct. 11, 2016, 1:31 p.m.

The majority of Americans do not have adequate health literacy to comprehend information routinely encountered in a health care setting. It’s up to physicians to explain things clearly.

Priming the Medical School Pipeline: Schools Reach Out to Teens in Minority and Underserved Communities

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:35 p.m.

More medical schools are offering programs to encourage and prepare teens from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in health care, with the hope they will return to their home communities to practice.

Teamwork: The Heart of Health Care

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:17 p.m.

Dysfunctional health care teams are less collaborative and productive. What are the ingredients needed to create high-functioning teams that produce better outcomes and medical training models?

Graduate Medical Education: An Investment in Our Future

Published Sept. 9, 2016, 2:51 p.m.

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

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.

Creating Learning Environments That Promote Physician Resilience

Published March 13, 2017, 7 p.m.

The high-quality learning experience outlined in the updated AAMC compacts can help address the crisis of burnout and improve resiliency in future physicians and scientists.

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.

Interprofessional Learning Prepares Students for Team-Based Practice

Published Sept. 2, 2016, 6:07 p.m.

Innovative programs in interprofessional collaboration are popping up at medical and health professions schools nationwide, preparing students for team-based practice.

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.

Raising the Bar: Helping Faculty Advance Learning with MedEdPORTAL

Published April 17, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

With its focus on high-quality, peer-reviewed curricula, MedEdPORTAL® can support educators training the next generation of physicians and other health professionals.

AAMC Recognizes Successful Match Day Amid Physician Shortage and Immigration Concerns

Published March 1, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement about the results of the 2017 Main Residency Match.

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