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Dr. Joanne Conroy

AAMC Names New Chief Health Care Officer
Joanne Conroy, M.D., executive vice president of Atlantic Health System and chief operating officer of Morristown Memorial Hospital, will be the association's new chief health care officer. Dr. Conroy will join the AAMC on October 1. (Sept. 2, 2008)

AAMC Launches Organizational Performance Improvement Initiatives
The AAMC has begun to implement four pilot projects to help medical schools and teaching hospital improve their management and organizational effectiveness. Organizational Performance Improvement (OPI) is a series of purposeful activities and initiatives that extend traditional AAMC products and services to institution-level action. (Sept. 19, 2008)

More Battles Looming Over Affirmative Action
Voters in Arizona, Colorado, and Nebraska could decide this November whether to ban race-conscious hiring and admissions policies such as affirmative action at public institutions, including many medical schools. (Aug. 12, 2008)

AAMC Calls for Strict Limits on Industry Support of Medical Education (June 19, 2008)

AAMC Publications

Contemporary Issues in Medicine: Oral Health Education for Medical and Dental Students
An expert panel of physician and dental educators identify requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to the recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and referral for oral health appropriate for medical students related to clinical dentistry and that of clinical medicine for dental students.

Contemporary Issues in Medicine: Education in Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices
In this free report, an expert panel makes recommendations as to what medical students must learn to become knowledgeable, safe, and effective prescribers of medications.

AAMC Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems
This report provides an overview of the characteristics that uniquely distinguish teaching hospitals from other teaching and nonteaching hospitals.

AAMC Reporter
In the August issue: Even in this exciting time of biomedical advances, research institutions are having problems recruiting physician investigators.

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Academic Medicine
In the September issue, free to non-subscribers are "Toward a Virtuous Cycle: The Changing Face of Academic Health Centers," "Medical School Policies Regarding Struggling Medical Students During the Internal Medicine Clerkships," and three articles on the subject of "'Forward Feeding' About Students' Progress."

Medical Schools
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Creating a Better Tomorow - 2008 Annual Meeting

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