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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Published Feb. 8, 2017, 7:33 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.

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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.

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.

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

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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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