AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and Board Chair Joseph Kerschner, MD, issue calls to action for medical schools and teaching hospitals to confront the harms of the pandemic and social injustice.
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, today implored medical schools and teaching hospitals to lead the way forward to a healthier nation by confronting the long-term harm from the onslaughts of COVID-19, racial injustice, and social strife.
“The triple impact of a global pandemic, a severe economic downturn, and the unrelenting assault of systemic racism have made it impossible to ignore the truth: Our nation’s approach to health needs some serious rethinking,” Skorton told more than 4,600 medical professionals and scientists during the Leadership Plenary of Learn Serve Lead 2020: The Virtual Experience, the annual meeting of the AAMC.
“Now is the time to harness our collective energy, ingenuity, and innovation,” Skorton said. “Now is our time to act.”