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President Trump Releases FY 2019 Budget Proposal

February 16, 2018—The White House Feb. 12 released the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 Budget proposal, An American Budget, as well as an addendum intended to account for higher discretionary spending caps enacted just days earlier [see ...

NEA President: Senate GOP leaders, Trump again are playing politics with Dreamers

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Lawmakers End Shutdown and Extend CHIP, But Fail to Negotiate DACA Agreement

January 26, 2018—Following a three day shutdown of the federal government, President Trump Jan. 22 signed another continuing resolution (P.L. 115-120, CR) passed by Congress earlier that day to reopen federal agencies through Feb. 8 [see Washington Highlight...

NEA President: stop playing politics with the lives of Dreamers

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Lawmakers Scramble to Avoid Government Shutdown

January 19, 2018—Federal agencies Jan. 19 began issuing shutdown orders, as a continuing resolution (H.J.Res 125) approved by the House Jan. 18, stalled in the Senate hours before funding for federal operations was scheduled to lapse. According to the ...

NEA’s Legislative Report Card: most polarized Congress in 13 years

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Rest in power, Paul Booth

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National, Louisiana Educators Stand in Solidarity with Educator Arrested for Questioning Superintendent’s Raise

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AAMC Announces 2012–2013 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., November 8, 2012—The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) today announced its new board of directors.  The board’s term will run until November 2013. Valerie N. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.A., vice provost for academic affairs and faculty development, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is the association’s new chair.  She ...

NEA “Great Public Schools Fund” Grants Continue to Contribute to Student Success

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House Introduces New CR, CHIP Package While Senate Signals Different Approach

December 15, 2017—House Republicans Dec. 13 unveiled legislation (H.J.Res. 124) to continue federal funding through Jan. 19, fund the Department of Defense (DoD) through the end of FY 2018, and extend a number of health care programs, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Upon its release, however, senators in both parties expressed ske...

Senate votes to hand huge tax giveaways to the rich paid for by students and working families

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AAMC Pleased More Medical School Graduates Are Matching to Primary Care Residencies

Washington, D.C., March 18, 2010—AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued the following statement on Match Day results released this afternoon by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for U.S. medical school graduates and the primary care specialties: “The AAMC is extremely encouraged that more graduating U.S. medical students this year chose primary care for their residency t...

NRMP Data Indicate a Rebalancing of Specialty Interests Among U.S. Medical Students

Non-Citizen IMG Participants in the Match Continue to Decline Washington, D.C., March 22, 2001—At noon today, as part of the annual Match Day rite of passage, U.S. medical school seniors will learn which residency programs they will enter. Match results this year show a shift away from trends of recent years where new physicians showed greater interest in family practice programs and less interest for certain specialties, including anesthesiology. This year, the t...

Bipartisan approach needed to find permanent solution for Dreamers

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NEA slams Trump administration plan to shatter Haitian families

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More Students Going to Medical School Than Ever Before

Enrollment Increases Urgency to Lift Federal Cap on Residency Training Positions Washington, D.C., October 29, 2014—The number of students who enrolled in the nation’s medical schools for the first time in 2014 has reached a new high, totaling 20,343, according to data released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). The total number of applicants to medical school also rose by 3.1 percent, to a record 49,480. First-time applicants—...

AAMC to Honor National Award Recipients

Nine individuals, one teaching hospital to receive recognition at association’s annual meeting Washington, D.C., November 4, 2014—The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will honor nine individuals and one teaching hospital for their outstanding contributions to academic medicine at an awards presentation on Sunday, Nov. 9, during Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Chicago. For more information please see ...

AAMC Announces 2014–2015 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., December 9, 2014—The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has announced its new board of directors. The board’s term will run until November 2015. Peter L. Slavin, M.D., president of Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, is the AAMC’s new chair, succeeding A. Lorris Betz, M.D., Ph....

AAMC Expands Fee Assistance Eligibility for Medical School Applicants with DACA Status

Washington, D.C., September 25, 2014—Today the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) announced that students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status will be eligible to receive financial assistance through the AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) during the medical school application process. The changes will take effect...