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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.

Disparities, Cross-Cultural Education Slowly Gaining a Foothold During Residency

Published Sept. 1, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

GME programs that include disparities education are helping doctors develop skills to provide culturally competent care with an eye toward reducing health disparities.

House Call Medicine Makes a Comeback

Published Feb. 5, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Home-based primary care programs, many of which are run by academic medical centers, are bringing comprehensive care to homebound patients with severe chronic conditions.

Medical Education Focuses on Improving Patient Handoffs

Published Dec. 12, 2016, 4:13 p.m.

With the goal of avoiding errors, many teaching hospitals now include strategies for improving communication during patient handoffs for residents in training.

Executive Actions Restricting Entry to the United States: Impact on Medical Education, Research, and Patient Care

Published Sept. 25, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

Executive Order 13769 has created widespread concern about how the changes in immigration processes will affect the ability of medical schools and teaching hospitals to deliver patient care, provide health education, and support medical research.

AAMC Statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Published Feb. 6, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement regarding House and Senate passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which includes provisions to increase discretionary spending limits for FY 2018 and FY 2019, delay cuts to Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital...

Addressing the Escalating Psychiatrist Shortage

Published Feb. 12, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

More people are seeking mental health treatment, but there aren’t enough psychiatrists to meet the demand. Learn what academic medicine is doing to help deliver care now and train more psychiatrists for the future.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Research Reaffirms Physician Shortage

Published March 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Shortages Likely to Have Significant Impact on Patient Care

Michael McGuire - Elevator Speech

What can you say in 90 seconds? Michael McGuire of The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can explain how cancer mutations use surrounding cells to their advantage. Video: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston.

2016 GSBS Research Day - Elevator Speech Contest

When it comes to translating complex research into plain English, the students at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston can do it in less than two minutes. Video: The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

Myths and Facts: The Physician Shortage

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

Graduate Medical Education: Training Tomorrow’s Physician Workforce

Graduate medical education (GME) is the supervised hands-on training after medical school that all physicians must complete to be licensed and practice independently. The length of this training varies but generally lasts at least three to five years for initial specialty training; subspecialty training may last up to 11 years after graduation from medical school. Training is coordinated and funded by teaching hospitals, though the clinical experiences occur in a variety of settings.

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