Rural hospitals such as AAMC
are under great pressure to do more with less and still maintain high-quality patient care," explained Rob Kill, vRad's President and Chief Executive Officer.
report, "The Economic Impact of AAMC
-Member Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals," does not include the economic impact of patient care-related spending at hospitals, nor does it account for the economic benefits of the community service programs and physician training programs that are the hallmark of academic medical institutions.
Under a separate agreement signed last year, Prometric announced an exclusive agreement with the AAMC
to convert the paper-and-pencil MCAT to computer-based format.
officials say that, as mandated health care coverage under the Obama administration's health care reform kicks in, increasing both the number and diversity of America's doctors of the future will prove more and more important.
We must change the face of medicine to reflect our nation's growing diversity," says AAMC
President Darrell G.
cites the medical schools at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, the University of California at Davis, UCLA, and Yale University as among the institutions that have implemented policies in the past few years.
Cannon, associate dean for student affairs and admissions at the college, says some AAMC
officials have acknowledged that a sometimes biased criminal justice system could mean a disproportionately high number of minorities will be scrutinized.
Kirch, president of the AAMC
, said the continuing increase in applicants and enrollees shows "that the interest in medicine runs very strong in our country.
Jordan Cohen, president of the AAMC
, "We hope to communicate more effectively to African-American college students that an investment in a medical education is not only financially wise but can lead to a most fulfilling career in a field with endless opportunities.
medical education may be in jeopardy unless significant changes are made, particularly for lower-income applicants and applicants from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine, said the study, conducted by an AAMC
set the ethical tone for the AAMC
meeting by suggesting that three major changes will face society in the immediate future.
Kirch's distinguished background as a physician-scientist and academic leader, along with his widely lauded leadership of the AAMC
, make him a stellar role model for our medical and graduate students," said Allen M.