Association of American Medical Colleges

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Name: Association of American Medical Colleges
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News & Notes: MCAT to undergo first revision since 1991

The gatekeeper of medical school, the MCAT, is scheduled to undergo its first substantial revision since 1991, according to a report by Inside Higher Ed. In 2015 two new sections will be added to the exam, one in the social sciences and one in critical ... [Published Individual.com - 4 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Medical school enrollment climbs 1.4%

Enrollment in U.S. medical schools grew 1.4% in 2014 to a record 20,343 students, the Association of American Medical Colleges announced yesterday. Applications to U.S. medical schools rose by 3.1%, to 49,480. Since 2002, enrollment at the nation's medical ... [Published Noodls - 9 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Rise in med school enrollments not enough to meet doctor shortage

This fall, a record high of more than 20,000 students enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Despite the rise, experts remain concerned about physician shortages.According to the Association of American Medical Colleges ' enrollment numbers released Wednesday, ... [Published News Works - 19 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Med School Enrollments Are Up Again

A total of 20,343 students enrolled in medical colleges this fall, an increase of 1.4 percent and a record number, the Association of American Medical Colleges announced. Number of under-represented minorities were also up, with the Latino increase (1.8 ... [Published Inside Higher Ed - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 3 reports

Docs gripe, but med students keep coming

By Andis Robeznieks6:15 pm, Oct. 29 |KirchReports of doctors concerned about their autonomy and the future of their profession apparently didn't stop a record 20,343 students from enrolling in medical school or a record 49,480 from applying to med school ... [Published Modern Healthcare - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

AHA News Now: AHA, others urge Genentech to keep traditional distribution channels

The AHA and five other national hospital organizations yesterday urged Genentech Inc. to reconsider its recent decision to remove three lifesaving cancer drugs from the traditional wholesale distribution channels in favor of specialty distributors. “We ... [Published AHA News - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

This Week: Quarantine Wrangling

By Posted at 8:33 a.m. Oct. 27The focus this week, outside of preparations for next week’s congressional elections, will be on new state quarantine orders on health care workers returning from service in West Africa. On Friday, the governors of New York, ... [Published Roll Call Online - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

Primary care docs hope to boost profile, improve reimbursement

Family medicine physicians are joining forces to win a bigger role in healthcare – and be paid for it.Eight family-physician-related groups, including , have formed Family Medicine for America’s Health, a coalition to improve the public perception of ... [Published Healthcare Finance News - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 2 reports

Dollars for dudes: Almost no women among medical industry's top-paid speakers, consultants

Few women are on the list of doctors paid the most money by drug and medical device companies last year, according to a ProPublica analysis of new data released by the federal government. More than 90 percent of the 300 doctors who collected the most ... [Published Health Leaders - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 2 reports

Teaching hospitals make residency funding pitch on Capitol Hill

Pediatric specialist in EGIDs helps lead $6.25 million NIH clinical research projectJournal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness launches special issue on EbolaBRCA mutations carry risks for salivary gland cancer, breast cancerStiff rise ... [Published News-Medical.Net - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

A Model for Fast Mental Health Care Delivery

Even on her worst days, Shirley Thompson used to have to wait weeks to see her psychiatrist to get help with her bipolar disorder.“You can’t put a date on your depression,” she said.It’s a problem shared by millions of mental health patients across the ... [Published Governing - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Medical schools to admit illegal residents

This year, several dozen medical schools, such as the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, will begin accepting applications from students who came to the United States illegally but are enrolled in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood ... [Published HCPro - Oct 03 2014]

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...1%, to 49,480. Since 2002, enrollment at the nation's medical schools has increased by 23.4%, and 17 new medical schools have been established. "As we face a worsening shortage of both primary and specialty physicians over the next two decades, Congress must increase federal support for residency training by lifting the 17-year-old cap on residency training positions imposed under the Balanced Budget Act" said AAMC President and CEO Darrell Kirch, M D AHA continues to recommend that the cap be lifted to create at least 15,000 new resident positions, as...
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges " enrollment numbers released Wednesday, 22 percent more students began medical school this year than a decade ago, with a rise of 1.4 percent from the last year alone."
...First year trainee positions are capped at 26,000, due to the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. "We need lawmakers to act now or we are running a serious health risk for our nation" said AAMC President and CEO Darrell Kirch, MD
" Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments -- International Bioindustry Associations " August 11, 2014

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News & Notes: MCAT to undergo first revision si... [Published Individual.com - 4 hours ago]
Medical school enrollment climbs 1.4% [Published Noodls - 9 hours ago]
Students not legal — but superb [Published Chicago Sun-Times - 11 hours ago]
Office for Human Research Protections Releases ... [Published JD Supra - 13 hours ago]
Rise in med school enrollments not enough to me... [Published News Works - 19 hours ago]
Med School Enrollments Are Up Again [Published Inside Higher Ed - 22 hours ago]
Docs gripe, but med students keep coming [Published Modern Healthcare - Oct 29 2014]
Medical school enrollment reaches all-time high... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Oct 29 2014]
Examination of Myriad-Mayo Guidance Comments --... [Published JD Supra - Oct 29 2014]
More Students Going to Medical School Than Ever... [Published Association of American Medical Colleges - Oct 29 2014]
National Cancer Inst. Funds New University of M... [Published Citybizlist - Oct 29 2014]
AHA News Now: AHA, others urge Genentech to kee... [Published AHA News - Oct 28 2014]
Mayor de Blasio Appoints Three New Members to t... [Published Noodls - Oct 28 2014]
Steven L. Kanter: A dean’s story [Published University News - Oct 28 2014]
Primary care docs hope to boost profile, improv... [Published Healthcare Finance News - Oct 27 2014]
This Week: Quarantine Wrangling [Published Roll Call Online - Oct 27 2014]
D.C. lobbying by St. Louis-based companies is s... [Published STLtoday.com - Oct 25 2014]
Pre-Med Stress Hits New Heights As MCAT Exam Ch... [Published WBUR - Oct 24 2014]
Higher ed trade group presidents make more than... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Oct 24 2014]
Costs, Funding for Ebola Preparation Evolving [Published Healthcare Financial Management Association - Oct 24 2014]
Wine Tasting Gala for Medical Student Scholarship [Published Tallahassee Magazine - Oct 23 2014]
Caribbean medical schools ease doctor shortage [Published The Hill - Oct 22 2014]
Minute-clinics for mental health care pioneer i... [Published Greater Milwaukee Today - Oct 22 2014]
Bus tour promotes diversity in medicine [Published Insight News - Oct 22 2014]
Departments, residency programs take steps to c... [Published Orthopedics Today - Oct 22 2014]
Get the Facts About Borrowing Specialized Healt... [Published US News & World Report - Oct 22 2014]
Taking the MCAT to the Next Level [Published Individual.com - Oct 22 2014]
E-Doctors: Virtual Visits Give Patients Options [Published eMedicine Health - Oct 21 2014]
Hospital Advocates Petition High Court on Feder... [Published Healthcare Financial Management Association - Oct 21 2014]
New MCAT shifts focus, will include humanities [Published Medical Xpress - Oct 20 2014]
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Would Your Doctor Recognize Ebola? [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 12 2014]
Dr. Raymond Pollak--who happens to be my dad--published an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune late last week about the failure of the Dallas hospital to diagnose the first Ebola victim in the U.S.--a failure that led to wider exposure--and the difficulty ...
Pristine grabs $5.4M to cure the doctor shortag... [Published Venturebeat - Sep 29 2014]
Image Credit: Pristine Wearable health tech startup Pristine has raised a fresh $5.4 million in funding, the company told VentureBeat today. Pristine has developed a Google Glass app that allows medical professionals to get remote help from experts ...
Backing Health Care’s Quarterbacks [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - Sep 25 2014]
A group of PE firms are betting the nation’s health care “quarterbacks” could use some help.Reuters/Brad Penner A Goldman Sachs Group Inc.-led consortium’s move last week to launch a physician practice management platform, is a bet on the power held ...
Missouri tackles primary care shortage with “as... [Published Science-Based Medicine - Sep 18 2014]
Medical school clinical training A new law in Missouri will allow medical school graduates who have not completed a residency to practice in underserved areas.  They will be able to call themselves “doctor” but will be licensed as “assistant physicians” ...
ADEA Announces Plans to Relocate to the New Ass... [Published Business Wire Health News - Sep 03 2014]
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Dental Education Association to relocate to the newly completed Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Building at 655 K Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C., effective January 1. ...
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