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AAMC Annual Meeting 2017
November 3-7, 2017. Boston MA (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Implementing a disaster preparedness curriculum for medical students - Jasper EH, Wanner GK, Berg D, Berg K.
OBJECTIVES: Training in disaster medicine and preparedness is minimal or absent in the curricula of many medical schools in the United States. Despite a 2003 joint recommendation by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Centers for Disease C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

CareFirst settles ongoing reimbursement dispute with Anne Arundel Medical
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield settled a dispute over its reimbursement rates with Anne Arundel Medical Center after the Annapolis hospital threatened to terminate its contract last month. In a joint statement released Friday afternoon, AAMC and CareFirst said they signed a new three-year contract to be effective Sept. 1. They did not release details about the agreement but said there will be no disruption in care or coverage. The decision comes after AAMC CEO Victoria Bayless said last month the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

CareFirst settles ongoing reimbursement dispute with Anne Arundel Medical
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield settled a dispute over its reimbursement rates with Anne Arundel Medical Center after the Annapolis hospital threatened to terminate its contract last month. In a joint statement released Friday afternoon, AAMC and CareFirst said they signed a new three-year contract to be effective Sept. 1. They did not release details about the agreement but said there will be no disruption in care or coverage. The decision comes after AAMC CEO Victoria Bayless said last month the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

CareFirst settles ongoing reimbursement dispute with Maryland hospital
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield settled a dispute over its reimbursement rates with Anne Arundel Medical Center after the Annapolis hospital threatened to terminate its contract last month. In a joint statement released Friday afternoon, AAMC and CareFirst said they signed a new three-year contract to be effective Sept. 1. They did not release details about the agreement but said there will be no disruption in care or coverage. The decision comes after AAMC CEO Victoria Bayless said last month the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

CareFirst settles ongoing reimbursement dispute with Maryland hospital
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield settled a dispute over its reimbursement rates with Anne Arundel Medical Center after the Annapolis hospital threatened to terminate its contract last month. In a joint statement released Friday afternoon, AAMC and CareFirst said they signed a new three-year contract to be effective Sept. 1. They did not release details about the agreement but said there will be no disruption in care or coverage. The decision comes after AAMC CEO Victoria Bayless said last month the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

CareFirst CEO on Anne Arundel Medical dispute: 'Nothing like this has ever happened'
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield CEO Chet Burrell said in his 10 years at the insurer, no care provider has ever responded to fee negotiation disputes by threatening to terminate a contract until Anne Arundel Medical Center. AAMC announced Monday that it may end its contract with the region's largest health insurer this year due to "unsustainable" reductions in reimbursements the hospital and associated physician and imaging practices would receive from the insurance carrier for medical services. "Our… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Anne Arundel Medical Center threatens to end contract with CareFirst
Anne Arundel Medical Center may end its contract with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in the fall due to a dispute over reimbursements with the region's largest insurer. Without a contract in place, CareFirst members will not receive in-network discounts for certain medical services at AAMC. That means they will have to pay higher prices for their care or find care elsewhere, with other in-network doctors. The medical center said CareFirst rolled out "a significa nt reduction in payments" that the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Anne Arundel Medical Center threatens to end contract with CareFirst
Anne Arundel Medical Center may end its contract with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in the fall due to a dispute over reimbursements with the region's largest insurer. Without a contract in place, CareFirst members will not receive in-network discounts for certain medical services at AAMC. That means they will have to pay higher prices for their care or find care elsewhere, with other in-network doctors. The medical center said CareFirst rolled out "a significa nt reduction in payments" that the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

AAMC Community Health Needs Assessments
Resources demonstrating how AAMC-member teaching hospitals are tackling social determinants of health, such as poverty, lack of transportation, and underemployment as part of their CHNA-related interventions, including a selection of videos as part of the 2017 Health Equity Research Snapshot. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First David Geffen Medical Scholarship students at UCLA are graduating
After earning a master ’s degree in education and working as a public-school teacher in New York, Mariel Bailey decided to pursue a medical degree.That concerned her parents in Rhode Island, who were unable to help cover the costs. Bailey had her pick of top medical schools, including UCLA, UC San Francisco, Harvard and Stanford. An all-expenses-paid scholarship from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA“essentially made the decision for me,” she said.“The scholarship was a godsend that provided the financial freedom to pursue my dream at an amazing program debt-free and without having to repay...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Med School Enrollment Still Roaring, More So at DO Schools Med School Enrollment Still Roaring, More So at DO Schools
As a result, allopathic medical schools increasingly compete with their osteopathic counterparts for patient-care training sites for their students, according to the AAMC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

NP, PA Workforce Growth Could Address Physician Shortage
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers report at AAMC conference (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Trump's War On Federal Science Will Stifle Innovation And Hurt The Economy
Just after President Trump was elected last November, thousands of American scientists did something unprecedented. Startled by the incoming president’s blatant disregard for the facts, they sent an open letter calling on the new administration and Congress to respect “scientific integrity and independence.” Signed by more than 5,500 scientists, the letter ends with a warning: “We will continue to champion efforts that strengthen the role of science in policymaking, and stand ready to hold accountable any who might seek to undermine it.” If Trump’s scientifically indefensible statements ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

SMD Student David Bernstein Brings ‘Rochester Voice’ to AAMC Leadership Role
As the newly elected chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), David Bernstein (MD ’19, S’16) is tackling the biggest concerns of medical students here and across the country. Since his election to the post in January, he's helping to guide national efforts to improve academic medicine while being an advocate for his peers. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Anne Arundel Medical gets to work on creating open heart surgery program
Anne Arundel Medical Center is aiming to get its new cardiac surgery program up and running by the end of the year. But with the vote that awarded the hospital the program only five days gone, there is a lot to be done. Last week, after a nearly two-year battle, AAMC beat out University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center for approval to host the state's newest open heart surgery program. Both hospitals applied back in 2015, but state officials said local demand is only high enough for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Health titans University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins slug it out over Maryland heart market
Johns Hopkins Medicine-backed Anne Arundel Medical Center won its bid to host the state's newest cardiac surgery program Thursday from the Maryland Health Care Commission. It was a major win for the hospital amid what had become a battle of giants for Maryland's heart market. AAMC beat out University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center for the approval after a nearly two-year fight. Both hospitals applied for new cardiac programs in 2015, but state off icials said the demand for open-heart… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Report: U.S. Projected To Face A Serious Shortfall In Doctors [Infographic]
A new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has predicted that the U.S will face a shortfall of tens of thousands of doctors between now and 2030. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

Area hospitals prepare for physician shortage
With updated data projecting a potential physician shortage of more than 100,000 nationwide by 2030, Pittsburgh's smaller regional hospitals have already begun planning for the future. According to a report released this week by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the U.S. is projected to experience a dearth of between 7,300 and 43,100 primary care physicians, and between 33,500 and 61,800 nonprimary specialists by 2030. Dr. Alan Yeasted, chief medical officer at St. Clair Hospital, said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Two medical students tackle the task of changing the world
For some medical students, changing the world can't wait until after graduation. That's the case for Richard Morgan and Edgar Corona, students at UCLA's  David Geffen School of Medicine who started working on this mission even before adding M.D. to their names.A fourth-year medical student, Morgan is conducting research to develop a new gene therapy vector for the treatment ofsickle cell disease.  This approach uses a patient’s own blood-producing stem cells to create a lifelong supply of healthy red blood cells. “My goal is to be a world-class hematologist, capable of transforming the healt...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Trump's Hiring Freeze Could Imperil Breakthrough Discovery On Bees
Julia Fine was all set for the next chapter. She’d packed her bags and moved out of her apartment, and was days away from making the drive from Pennsylvania to Utah, where she planned to start work as a postdoctoral scholar with the Agricultural Research Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research agency. “I had made all the plans,” said Fine, a bee researcher who recently completed her doctorate in entomology at Pennsylvania State University. “I was supposed to start as soon as possible.” But on Jan. 23, just three days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical Group Urges Protection For Doctors, Patients After U.S. Travel Ban
The largest U.S. physician group urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday to protect international doctors and seriously ill patients from an executive order that suspends travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. In a letter addressed to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, the American Medical Association warned that the order created barriers to healthcare by preventing international physicians from getting back into the country or obtaining visas. It also wrote that the order should not apply to patients who need timely medical care in the United States. “The AMA is concerned that th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anne Arundel Medical Center calls arguments against new cardiac program "baseless"
Anne Arundel Medical Center called arguments from competing health care systems against the hospital being awarded the state's newest cardiac surgery program "baseless" and "disingenuous" in a filing with the Maryland Health Care Commission. AAMC and Baltimore Washington Medical Center have been battling for the chance to host the potentially lucrative open heart surgery program for about two years. AAMC received an official recommendation from Commissioner Dr. Greg Tanio in December, which caused… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Is Dividing America’s Doctors
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

URMC Chosen for National Community Health and Health Equity Initiative
The University of Rochester Medical Center is one of only eight institutions chosen by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to join an effort to improve health equity and the health of communities nationwide. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More Than 1 In 4 Medical Students Are Depressed, Analysis Finds
F.I., 31, is in her final year at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She’s studying to be an emergency department doctor, and come March 17, or “Match Day,” she and thousands of other medical students across America will find out if they got matched to a hospital residency program after graduation. F.I. has something else in common with many of her medical school colleagues: She’s struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. These are issues she’s dealt with since she was 10 years old, but F.I., who asked that we use her initials due to concerns about mental health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than 1 In 4 Medical Students Are Depressed, Analysis Finds
F.I., 31, is in her final year at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She’s studying to be an emergency department doctor, and come March 17, or “Match Day,” she and thousands of other medical students across America will find out if they got matched to a hospital residency program after graduation. F.I. has something else in common with many of her medical school colleagues: She’s struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. These are issues she’s dealt with since she was 10 years old, but F.I., who asked that we use her initials due to concerns about mental health...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Case For Incorporating Spiritual Care In Medicine
Dr. Christina Puchalski is familiar with death. The palliative care doctor and founder of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) has seen countless patients facing the end of life ― but there are still moments that shake her foundation. Several years ago, Puchalski went into a checkup with a patient previously diagnosed with a terminal illness. Puchalski knew the appointment might take a while, and she was already running behind schedule. She was nervous. “I felt the anxiety as I walked in the room,” Puchalski told The Huffington Post. “They started quibbling with each other...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video from RSNA 2016: Why aren't women picking radiology?
CHICAGO - There are just about as many women as men in medical school, but...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2016: How common is career burnout among radiologists? Video from RSNA 2016: Can AI rescue radiologists from isolation? Video from RSNA 2016: Is imaging moving away from outpatient centers? Video from RSNA 2016: AI and radiology -- Separating hope from hype Video from RSNA 2016: How will the 2016 election affect radiology? Comments: 12/1/2016 5:22:00 PMJan the Third I don't see this as a problem. Men and women likely go to medical school for reasons that differ sufficiently t...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Focus on Ethics in Global-Health Programs
By Jill Raufman, M.S., M.P.H., Ten years ago I was working with some friends on a joint project at the Central Nairobi YMCA. In a park on the outskirts of town one afternoon, I watched as a group of kids from a nearby orphanage--dressed up in party clothes--came into the area with a group of non-Kenyan sponsors. The well-meaning adults had their arms around some of the children and were clearly trying to show them a fun time. All seemed well, but what I will never forget is the look of fear and discomfort on the faces of the children. The sponsors were clearly "voluntourists"--vacationers working on behalf of &q...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Owen Witte receives award for distinguished biomedical research
The Association of American Medical Colleges recently honored Dr. Owen Witte, a researcher at UCLA, with the Award for Distinguished Research in Biomedical Sciences. This award, established in 1974, honors outstanding biomedical research related to health and disease that has contributed to the substance of medicine.“For more than three decades, the scientific discoveries of Dr. Witte have led to lifesaving breakthroughs for once-fatal diseases," according to a statement by the association, which presented the award on Sunday, Nov. 13. "Dr. Witte has identified genes and enzymes that cause rare genetic canc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Overcoming gender obstacles in medicine
A lack of women in leadership positions, a gender pay gap, stereotypes and self-confidence all play a role in gender inequality in medicine. At the inaugural Women in Medicine Symposium, Vineet Arora, MD, detailed these issues and discussed how women could be more empowered in the medical field. Dr. Arora has spent most of her career in academic medicine and is currently assistant dean for Scholarship and Discovery at the University of Chicago. Because there is good data, she said, academic medicine is a great lens to track women in medicine. The data and results of many studies prove there are specific obstacles that wom...
Source: AMA Wire - September 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Making Rounds: Health care briefs
Drexel designates sixth regional medical campus Drexel University’s College of Medicine is expanding its longstanding academic affiliation with Crozer-Chester Medical Center by designating the Delaware County hospital as its sixth regional medical campus. Regional medical campuses, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, is a term that refers to hospitals and health systems that serve as alternative venues for medical students to gain clinical education. Under the new designation,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dell Poncet Source Type: news

Drexel designates Delco hospital as its sixth regional medical campus
Drexel University ’s College of Medicine is expanding its long-standing academic affiliation with Crozer-Chester Medical Center by designating the Delaware County hospital as its sixth regional medical campus next year. “Regional medical campus” is a term used by the Association of American Medical Colleges to refer to hospitals and health systems that serve as alternative venues for medical students to gain clinical education. Under the new designation, Drexel medical students — beginning… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Health Professions Education Programs: Preparing the Next Generation of Health Professionals for the Nation's Changing Needs
Overview of the Title VII and Title VIII health professions federal programs designed to train providers in interdisciplinary settings to meet the needs of special and underserved populations, as well as increase minority representation in the health care workforce. -- Association of American Medical Colleges (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 6, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Learn Serve Lead 2016: AAMC Annual Meeting
November 11-15, 2016. Seattle WA. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

For Medical Literature Expertise, Ask a Librarian
As the role of medical librarians expands, their instruction and research skills are being utilized in healthcare settings to produce high quality systematic reviews, contribute to establishing practice guidelines, and consult about meaningful use. A librarian is the guide to learning how best to evaluate the medical literature and find evidence-based resources. In a time of economic challenges for many institutions, librarians can continue to increase value by offering services and participating on teams to improve access to resources, knowledge of healthcare providers and as a result, patient care. Rachel Walden, Associa...
Source: Dragonfly - July 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Network with academic colleagues Nov. 11 in Seattle
Academic physicians should plan to attend the 2016 AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS) Interim Meeting, Nov. 11 at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle. This event will be held prior to the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, taking place Nov. 11-15. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. (with an optional new member orientation/update at 10 a.m.). Meeting registration is free of charge. Plan to attend this important event so that you can: Hear an update on the progress of the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium Play a role in developing AMA medical education policy by revi...
Source: AMA Wire - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

Online database simplifies residency, fellowship search
The go-to online resource for finding residencies and fellowships is turning 20. Learn what users have to say about FREIDA Online®, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database™, and how students can use it to make informed decisions about the next big step in their careers. Customizing the search FREIDA—Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access—provides custom searches of more than 10,000 residency and fellowship programs to help students and residents find a match. Users can search by geographic areas, specialties and keywords. They can review basic program data and training...
Source: AMA Wire - July 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

Baxter Regional Medical Center Fights to Bring Pediatricians to Mountain Home
MOUNTAIN HOME - Dr. Michael Adkins is going to be feeling a little lonely come July 15. That's when the only other pediatrician in Mountain Home, Dr. Perry Wilbur, is shutting down his practice, getting married and moving to Fayetteville. At that point, Adkins will be the only pediatrician in Mountain Home, a situation officials at Baxter Regional Medical Center say they are working to rectify. The Baxter Bulletin reports that two candidates have already been interviewed in the past two weeks for pediatrician positions at the hospital, officials there said, with the hope of hiring at least two pediatricians in th...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 11, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Taking The Pulse Of Health Care
In the 1967 film "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman plays Benjamin, a young man who returns home after college somewhat adrift, and is given some well-meaning career advice from a family friend, Mr. Maguire. Mr. Maguire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. Maguire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. Maguire: Plastics. Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. Maguire: There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it? Fast forward. It's now fifty years later, and while the plastics industry has become the third largest manufacturin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BWH Development Office Receives AAMC Award
BWH’s Development Office recently received the Premiere Performance: Development Award at the annual Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the American Medical Colleges (AAMC) conference for the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - June 23, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

40 years of shaping medical education
In 1976, the average cost of a new home was $43,400, Apple Computer Inc. was established, and an important group in medical education was just getting started. A notable history The AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, and physicians who were a part of the group in its early years can tell of its strong history in shaping medical education and the practice of medicine. From its beginning as the AMA Section on Medical Schools, this group of physician educators had high aspirations. Within a few years of its founding, the section had played an important role in contrib...
Source: AMA Wire - June 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

AMA Academic Physicians Section: 2016 AMA Annual Meeting highlights
AMA policy review, educational sessions and networking opportunities with academic physician colleagues were part of the historic 40th anniversary meeting of the AMA Academic Physicians Section (APS), June 10-11 in Chicago. Meeting participants—comprising deans and faculty from a wide range of medical schools, graduate medical education programs, and academic health systems nationwide—voiced their opinions and reached decisions on recommendations for several reports and resolutions to be acted upon by delegates at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, June 10-15. Their work guides the section dele...
Source: AMA Wire - June 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

By the numbers: Specialty preferences before and after med school
Do you know how many of your peers end up in the field they picked when they began medical school? Which specialties are students most likely to stick with, and which ones attract students along the way? We break down the statistics. The odds Chances are you will end up in a different medical specialty than the one you had picked out when you first set foot on campus. Just 1 in 4 medical school graduates ended up in the same specialty they picked the summer before they started medical school, according to a recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges. That statistic is based on information from 10...
Source: AMA Wire - June 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Examining the Science Behind the Looming Doc Shortage
We know there will be a physician shortage, but do we know how many? AAMC's Janis Orlowski talks with us about the science behind their projections. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 13, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Healthcare Careers Operations Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Concierge Medicine Increases in Popularity as More Consumers Opt for This Care Model; Will Clinical Laboratories Exploit This Business Opportunity?
Patients using a concierge medicine practice expect to pay cash at the time of service, but few medical laboratories are equipped to collect from patients at time of service One big challenge for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups is how to adapt to the changing role of the consumer in healthcare. It a major […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 6, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology AAMC AAPP Affordable Care Act American Academy of Private Physicians Association of American Medical Colleges boutique medicine clinical laboratory concierge medicine Concierge Medicine Today Dark Daily Dark Repo Source Type: news

In med school, students’ perceptions matter
One of the keys to student success in medical school is a positive perception of the learning environment—it’s linked to academic performance as well as higher scores on the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). A new study has found that student perceptions aren’t shaped as much by individual student backgrounds as they are by campus cultures. Evaluating campus perceptions After just one year of medical school, a student’s perception about his or her learning environment is shaped by the culture at the campus where they are taking classes, according to a recent AMA-authored study in Aca...
Source: AMA Wire - April 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

2016 Match by the numbers
The 2016 Match was the largest ever recorded by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and resulted in a higher overall match rate than the year prior. With 42,370 total registrants, this year’s Match eclipsed the record set in 2015 by 1,036 registrants, according to 2016 Match data released by the NRMP. A total of 30,750 positions were available, an increase of 538 positions from 2015, which was another record. Available first-year (PGY-1) positions reached 27,860, a year-over-year increase of 567. The overall match rate hit 96.2 percent in 2016, with 96.3 percent of first-year positions filled. Both th...
Source: AMA Wire - April 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

UAMS Fears More Red Ink
As bad as the financial picture at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is now, it could be a lot worse if the state’s hybrid Medicaid expansion plan isn’t continued by the state Legislature. The state’s only academic medical campus is projecting a loss of $13 million for the fiscal year that ends June 30, and that number is projected to grow to $34.2 million in the next fiscal year. Dreams of a hospital expansion have bumped up against financial reality. If the Medicaid expansion isn’t funded, losses could increase by tens of millions of dollars. “We would have to cut programs&rdqu...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 11, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news