ERIC Number: ED392322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Learning to Care, for a Healthier Tomorrow.
Cohen, Jordan J.
This address by the Association's president outlines the role of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the medical education community in responding to the changing nature of the American health care system and medical education. It focuses on: (1) establishing true medical school-community partnerships; (2) elevating prevention and health maintenance; (3) addressing social problems, such as substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and violence; (4) containing health care costs; (5) harnessing information technology; (6) fostering racial, ethnic, and gender parity; (7) solidifying status with policymakers; and (8) restructuring and downsizing, including helping meet workforce needs, transforming teaching hospitals, developing regional education consortia, becoming a learning network, and creating a permanent planning process. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advocacy, Change Agents, Health Care Costs, Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutional Mission, Medical Associations, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Medical Services, Prevention, School Community Relationship, Social Problems, Strategic Planning
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1126.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Association of American Medical Colleges
Note: Based on an address given at the plenary session of the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (106th, Washington, DC, October 27-November 2, 1995).