2017 AAMC Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
Don’t miss this opportunity to join your fellow junior faculty and postdoctorates in a three-day, multicultural career development seminar for those who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.

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The AAMC is closed today (5/29) in honor of Memorial Day. We'll return tomorrow to answer any and all questions! AAMC Pre-Med
Cancer Therapy May Work in Unexpected Way According to researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, antibodies to the proteins PD-1 and PD-L1 may prompt immune cells called macrophages to attack cancer cells, in addition to the already known way medresearch
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Study Finds First Possible Drug Treatment for LymphedemaResearchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have made strides toward a pharmaceutical treatment for lymphedema, the chronic condition that causes extreme swelling due to a damaged lymphatic system. The researchers have uncovered medresearch
JAMA Study Finds Lower Mortality Rates at U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Beyond being a space for training and research, teaching hospitals boast exceptional quality care. A new study in JAMA reports that major teaching hospitals across the country have impressively low mortality rates. For specific figures, see the full story at Comments Nancy Caralla True fact as two major teaching hospitals in NC saved my life where the others gave up too soon. Sometimes Association of American Medical Colleges
Novel Gene Therapy Offer Hope for People with Certain Hearing Loss and Dizziness Disorders
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine showed that gene
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Combined first-year enrollment at MD-granting and DO-granting med schools is projected to reach 31,025 by 2021-2022. http://owl.li/VnjE30c2WWC Comments Luis Quintero I wonder if residency positions are rising at the same rate. If they are, this trend is great.Mohammed Shan Uddin This is great! More people can get the Healthcare they need and more people can achieve their dreams.Chad Richards Need residency programs to match it. Association of American Medical Colleges
Top 3 Myths about MCAT Scores Busted
Common MCAT myths busted.
As with any high stakes exam, it’s not surprising that there are a number of rumors circulating around the MCAT exam. So we are busting three of...
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The most common approaches to recruit a diverse student body in medical schools include college recruitment and outreach and admission strategies such as holistic review. http://owl.li/eKt930c2WJS Association of American Medical Colleges
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96% of med schools indicated that they have or plan to have specific admission programs or policies designed to recruit a diverse student body. http://owl.li/ole030c2Wu1 Comments Daniel Curtis Medical schools should begin recruiting and promoting the path to medical education at he high school level, motivating students to Anty Dang Where is the list of schools that have such programs?Mark Rosenblatt Affirmative action is a gross injustice and needs to be ended. Association of American Medical Colleges
FIRST Financial Aid Fact Sheets
Read short articles about common financial aid topics important to pre-med students. These one page fact sheets can help you get prepared for medical school.
Read these short articles about common financial aid topics important to pre-med students, current students,
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Pack Behavior: Invasive Lung Cancer Cells Have Distinct RolesWhen cancer cells split off from a tumor to seed deadly metastases, they are thought to travel as clusters or packs, a phenomenon known as collective invasion. The members of an invasive medresearch
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Medical schools report increased competition for clinical training sites from DO-granting schools and other health care professional programs. http://owl.li/FR4l30c2WaQ Comments Ian Anthony Gabriel Świerczek-Taylor Any advice as to how we as students can hold our schools of medicine accountable? Association of American Medical Colleges
U.S. Medical School Enrollment Up 28% Since 2002
First-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools has increased by 28% since 2002, according to results of an annual survey released today by the AAMC.
Expanded Funding for Residency Positions Still Needed to Increase Overall Supply of U.S. Physicians
Comments Charlie Lopresto And no increased funding for residency spots!Garrett Jensen Great, but that's worthless unless finding for residency is also increased, which it's not.Badiha Fatima Anusha Sadda Association of American Medical Colleges
AAMC Statement on Updated CBO Score of American Health Care Act
AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued the following statement regarding the release of the new score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives:
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JAMA Study Finds Lower Mortality Rates at U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Teaching hospitals are not only centers for teaching and research, they excel at providing high quality care as well. According to a new JAMA study, teaching hospitals have lower mortality rates than non-teaching hospitals. For more specifics on the study, Association of American Medical Colleges
Restoring Moisture to the Mouth after Cancer TreatmentFor many patients with oral cavity and pharynx cancer in the United States, radiation is a part of their treatment. However, this can lead to dry moth symptoms for the rest of their medresearch
Academic Medicine Podcast by Academic Medicine on Apple Podcasts
In the latest episode of Academic Medicine’s podcast, editor-in-chief Dr. David Sklar, medical students Tehreem Rehman and Jenny Tsai, and Dr. Jack Geiger discuss social medicine, physician advocacy, and structural competency to illustrate how medicine can be an instrument of Association of American Medical Colleges
Myron Rolle's journey from NFL to neurosurgery
Rolle wants to help his two worlds, medicine and football, find common ground.
Myron Rolle, former NFL player and Rhodes Scholar, talks about concussions, his aspirations and starting his neurosurgery residency at Harvard...
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The AAMC's Project CORE helps patients save time and money by connecting primary care physicians to specialists using eConsults. This reduces demand for specialists for more routine problems. To learn more about Project CORE, check out the latest from AAMCNews: Association of American Medical Colleges
Lab Discovers Endoglin as a Target for Acute Leukemia

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School have brought the medical community one step closer to understanding how acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) work. Lead researcher Rita Perlingeiro,
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New AAMC Diversity Chief Shares His Vision
Meet Dr. David Acosta, the new chief diversity and inclusion officer at the AAMC.
David A. Acosta, MD, new chief diversity and inclusion officer at the AAMC, hopes to advance programs addressing issues such as unconscious bias...
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Check out this link Scores for the April 22 MCAT exam have been posted! Go to http://ow.ly/jslt30bYl9I to see your scores. AAMC Pre-Med
Detailed Images Reveal Interactions that Affect Signaling In The Brain

Distributed throughout the brain, AMPA receptors respond to the release of chemical signals, thus governing brain function. Issues in AMPA receptor signaling have been associated with a variety of neurological
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Potential Predictor of Glaucoma Damage IdentifiedResearchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a method to predict which patients might lose vision most rapidly from glaucoma. The researchers studied mice, rats and fluid removed from the medresearch
Researchers Discover How Cancer-Causing Virus Could Stay Silently Hidden in Your Body

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a new mechanism that could explain how the Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCV), responsible for the most aggressive form of skin
First Clear-Cut Risk Genes for Tourette Disorder Revealed

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UC San Francisco, Rutgers University, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Florida, and Yale School of Medicine has reported that they have found the  first “high-confidence”

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