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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...

IOM’s Vision of GME Will Not Meet Real-world Patient Needs

Washington, D.C., July 29, 2014—AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued the following statement on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs. “We appreciate the IOM committee’s recognition of the need for long-term, stable funding for training physicians as well as its vision of a health care system in which patients’ care is co...

AAMC Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

Washington, D.C., April 23, 2014—AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued the following statement about the Supreme Court ruling in the Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case that allows the Michigan voter referendum banning affirmative action to stand: “The AAMC is disappointed with the Supreme Court ruling in the Schuette case. However, we are grateful that the ruling is li...

AAMC Applauds Confirmation of Burwell as HHS Secretary

Washington, D.C., June 5, 2014—AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): “The AAMC is pleased to hear of the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new HHS Secretary. We are confident that Secretary Burwell will bring a thoughtful...

AAMC Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Washington, D.C., June 17, 2014—AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued the following statement in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: “The historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark victory in the integration of law and medicine, providing equal access to health care for all Americans. The nation’s medical schools and ...

AAMC Remains Concerned About Shortage of Residency Positions Despite Successful Match Day

Washington, D.C., March 21, 2014—AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued the following statement about the results of the 2014 Main Residency Match:   “The AAMC congratulates the nation’s medical students on a successful Match this year. Match Day is a joyous time for new physicians that celebrates their hard work and the accomplishments that have brought them to this point in their careers. ...

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FDA Spending Bill

July 17, 2015 —The Senate Appropriations Committee July 16 passed (28-2) the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill provides $2.629 billion in discretionary funding for the FDA, a $40 million increase over the FY 2015 enacted lev...

Coalition Letter Urges Congress to Preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness

November 17, 2017—The AAMC Nov. 13 joined over 40 organizations on a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to preserve the U.S. Department of Education’s (DOE) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The letter includes si...

Great Educators Never Stop Learning

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Senate tax plan gives big tax breaks for the rich paid for by students and working families

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NEA President: tax cut is giveaway to wealthiest paid for by students and working families

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NEA salutes public education’s unsung heroes on National Education Support Professionals Day

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