Warren Ferguson, MD, Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, outlines the unique set of competencies prison health care providers need to have.
For more than 45 years, the AAMC Reporter told stories of how America's medical schools and teaching hospitals advanced medical education, patient care, and research to improve health. In the fall of 2016, the AAMC launched AAMCNews, a dynamic, interactive, engaging, mobile-friendly news site on AAMC.org, to enhance how we bring you the latest news and features about academic medicine.
The AAMC's FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) program provides free resources to help you make wise financial decisions. Whether you’re thinking about how to afford medical school, applying for student loans, or determining your loan repayment options, you’ll find unbiased, reliable guidance from FIRST.
Designed to help better prepare tomorrow’s doctors for the rapidly advancing and transforming health care system, the new MCAT exam will be first administered for in the spring of 2015. The first examinees to take the MCAT2015 exam will be those who apply to medical school in the fall of 2016. Unsure if you should take the new MCAT exam? Learn more about making that decision at: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/332616/whiche...
The changes to the MCAT exam in 2015 preserve what works about the current exam, eliminate what isn’t working, and further enrich the MCAT exam by giving attention to the concepts tomorrow’s doctors will need.
- Natural sciences sections of the MCAT2015 exam reflect recent changes in medical education. - Addition of the social and behavioral sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of health and health outcomes. - And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.
The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series is a new online video series on a range of diversity and inclusion topics of interest to medical school faculty, administrators, leadership, and health care professionals.
Health and health care inequities affect various populations across a wide range of diseases and health outcomes, including mental health and psychiatric illnesses. Various influences including genetic, familial, cultural and environmental factors contribute to group differences in the prevalence of mental illness and the outcomes of treatment.
The 2015 health equity research snapshot spotlights seven new research projects underway at AAMC-member institutions. We solicited these videos from researchers and their teams to demonstrate the diverse research efforts that aim to understand and eliminate mental health inequities.