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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.

Academic Medicine Community Responds to Devastation Caused by Hurricanes

Published Oct. 4, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals demonstrated readiness for crisis situations.

Puerto Rico Medical Schools Drive Diversity and Community Health

Published Oct. 3, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the island's found medical school will need support from the academic medicine community.

Culture and Cures: Healing Native American Health

Published Sept. 1, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Native Americans experience serious inequities in health care. To bridge the gaps, several medical schools are training students in essential clinical and cultural skills.

Medical Schools Confront Opioid Crisis with Greater Focus on Pain, Addiction Education

Published Sept. 6, 2016, 1:52 p.m.

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip communities nationwide, medical schools are enhancing curricula on pain management, substance abuse, and addiction to give students the tools they need to confront the opioid epidemic while caring for patients in acute and chronic pain.

Medical Students, Residents Reach Out to Help the Homeless

Published Aug. 21, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

Everyone benefits when medical schools engage students and residents in providing care for homeless people in the community.

Charting the History of American Medicine Through Bellevue

Published Sept. 11, 2017, 7 p.m.

In a new book, author David Oshinsky, PhD, uncovers the history and misconceptions of Bellevue, America’s first public hospital.

Bringing Medical Help to Rural Areas Overwhelmed by Opioid Abuse

Published June 26, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are finding innovative ways to help small-town physicians address the growing opioid crisis in rural areas.

Robust Health Professions Pipeline Leads to Improved Public Health, Patient Care

Published Dec. 7, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

The AAMC predicts a shortage of up to 104,900 physicians by 2030 and the outlook is just as dire for other health professions workforces as well. These positions will need to be filled by a diverse set of individuals to meet demand and create a culturally competent health care workforce....

A First: Women Outnumber Men in 2017 Entering Medical School Class

Published Dec. 19, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

New AAMC data provide an in-depth breakdown of U.S. medical school applicants and enrollees in 2017.

Suicide Prevention: My Top Clinical Priority

Published Nov. 3, 2017, 5 p.m.

To save lives, all of us must #BeThere for veterans in need. A Viewpoint by David J. Shulkin, MD, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Physicians and Public Health Leaders Turn Up the Heat on Addressing Climate Change

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

The health care community is exploring strategies to address the health effects of climate change and prepare tomorrow’s doctors for a new normal.

Preparing Physicians to Address the Health Consequences of Climate Change

Published May 30, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

The academic medicine community must prepare future physicians and help increase awareness about the health consequences of climate change.

Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Partner With Community to Move Toward Health Equity

Published April 17, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

The AAMC is helping improve health equity by creating systems that weave together institutional community health initiatives in partnership with local organizations.

Tackling Food Insecurity in Communities

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

Medical schools are providing healthy food and nutrition education to communities with food insecurity.

Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Confront the Obesity Epidemic

Published Oct. 31, 2016, 3:06 p.m.

Incomplete understanding about the causes and treatments of obesity is a challenge as physicians, educators, and researchers team up to address rising obesity rates in America.

New Curricula Help Students Understand Health Needs of LGBT Patients

Published Sept. 8, 2016, 3:52 p.m.

Several medical schools are dedicating instruction time to helping students understand the health disparities the LGBT community faces.

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.

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.

A Successful Effort in Reaching Rural Communities

Published Feb. 12, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

To serve rural regions, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, winner of the AAMC Spencer Foreman Award, has found what works: partner with communities and retain physicians with rural training.

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