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House Committees Release More Details on SGR Repeal and Replace Legislation

April 5, 2013—The House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees April 3 released a more detailed framework examining how Congress could repeal and replace the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula based on feedback provided by stakeholders, including the AAMC [see ...

NEA President: Congress should put children first and reauthorize CHIP

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Workers on Janus: A Political Effort to Further Rig the Rules Against Working People

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NEA and Missouri NEA Presidents react to verdict of St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley

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Nevada Educators and National Education Association Join in Clark County Suit

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NEA President: our thoughts and prayers are with Freeman High School

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NEA members help brothers and sisters affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey

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AAMC Announces New Board of Directors

Dean of Emory University School of Medicine Named as Chair Washington, D.C., November 19, 2010—The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) today announced its new board of directors.  The board’s term will run until November 2011. Thomas J. Lawley, M.D., dean and William P. Timmie professor of dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine, is the AAMC’s new chair.  He succeeds Deborah E. Powell, M.D., associate vice president for new...

Congress Sends President Short-Term Spending and Debt Extension, While House Considers FY 2018 Spending Package

September 8, 2017—The House Sept. 8 voted, 316-90, to send an emergency aid and continuing resolution package (H.R. 601) to the president, one day after the Senate approved the measure, ...

Senate Appropriators Advance FY18 HHS Funding Bill With Third Consecutive NIH Boost

September 8, 2017—After a brief markup, the Senate Appropriations Committee Sept. 7 approved, 29-2, its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending ...

Remarks As Prepared Of Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President For The National Press Club

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NEA Decries Weakening Protections for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Lily Eskelsen García: Revoking DACA tramples on our core American values

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U.S. Medical School Seniors 1999 Match Rate Is 94 Percent

Over 80 Percent of U.S. Seniors Receive One of Top Three Choices Washington, D.C., March 18, 1999—According to data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), 93.8 percent, or 13,707 U.S. medical school seniors who participated in the 1999 match, received a first-year residency training position. The NRMP is the primary route by which applicants to residency programs...

Educators decry Trump proposal to tear apart immigrant families

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AAMC Submits Comments on Year Two of the Quality Payment Program

August 25, 2017—The AAMC Aug. 21 submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding proposed 2018 updates to the Medicare Quality Payment Program, which was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA, ...

AAMC Submits Comments to NIH on Strategies to Enhance Physician Scientist Training through the NIGMS MSTP

August 25, 2017—The AAMC August 8 submitted comments to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in response to a Request for Information on strategies to enhance physician-scientist ...

Our diversity is what makes America great

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House Science Subcommittee Holds Hearing on SBIR-STTR Innovation Programs

June 17, 2016—The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology June 16 held a hearing on reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and their role in technology transfer. In her ...

Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools Increase

Women the Majority for the First Time Washington, D.C., November 4, 2003 —After a six-year decline, the number of applicants to U.S. medical schools is on the rise, according to data released today by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Almost 35,000 individuals applied to attend medical school in the 2003-2004 school year, a 3.4 percent increase over last year’s applicant pool of 33,625. The main reason for the increase was the number of wo...