Category Archives: Future of AMCs

A New Beginning for Academic Medicine

By Joanne Conroy, MD Last week, the AAMC, in partnership with Manatt Health Solutions, released a seminal new report: “Advancing the Academic Health System of the Future.” In it, we reported on the activities of the Advisory Panel on Health … Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

In case you missed them, here is a roundup of our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013: 1. Proposed U.S. Allopathic and Medical Schools, by James E. Lewis, Ph.D. 2. Matching the Unmatched: The Role of the Medical Student Career Advisor, … Continue reading

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Diversity’s Next Frontier: Careers in Academic Medicine

By Sophia Shapiro How can we hope to diversify medical schools without diversifying their leadership? How can we hope to diversify their leadership without recruiting diverse medical students to academic medicine? We can’t. Although students are introduced to various careers … Continue reading

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Wing of Zock in the “Dog Daze” of Health Wonk Review

A recent post from Wing of Zock discusses rankings and metrics in the context of the health care system’s seismic shift from volume to value in the latest edition of Health Wonk Review posted by David E. Williams of Health Business … Continue reading

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Do Academic Medical Practice Financial Structures Inhibit Primary Care Training and Practice?

By James E. Lewis, Ph.D.  Peer-reviewed literature, blogs, the popular media, and professional medical meetings are replete with pleas, complaints, laments, and even some good ideas about primary care medicine. How to deliver it, where to deliver it, and what … Continue reading

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Project ECHO Aims to Improve Access to Mental Health Services

By Arianna Talaie Mental health treatment need is expanding exponentially, and mental health providers are scrambling to keep up with demand from urban centers to rural communities, from academic medical centers to primary care facilities, across the United States, and … Continue reading

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The Shortage of Medical Residency Spots: A Failure of Government Control

Originally posted June 10, 2013 on Forbes as part of  The Apothecary, With Avik Roy: Insights into health care and entitlement reform By Jeet Guram Readers, my name is Jeet Guram. I am honored to join this blog with Avik and … Continue reading

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Learning Communities: Providing the Road Maps to Navigate Medical School

The Wing of Zock staff recently sat down with Meg Keeley, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, to discuss learning communities and the beneficial role they can play for medical school students. … Continue reading

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Patient-Centered Advocacy

By Atul Grover, MD Originally posted May 30, 2013 in AAMC’s Second Opinion It’s graduation season, and I had the privilege of giving a medical school commencement speech this month. New M.D.s head into their residency programs facing a changing health … Continue reading

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Changing Our Optics on Innovation in Academic Medicine

By Joanne Conroy, MD Several years ago, we observed the emergence of the role of Chief Innovation or Transformation Officers at academic medical centers across the country. These roles were created as deans and CEOs realized that incremental adjustments were … Continue reading

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