What you need to know about academic job hunting
Posted On July 9, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is set to vote on the next step in the pediatric medical school medical school recruitment process.
It’s called “The Academic Job Hunt.”
The AAP will vote on this proposal next month and is expected to approve it.
In addition to the academic medical school, the AAP will also consider a medical school with residency programs in general internal medicine, pediatric intensive care, or pediatrics.
The AMA will be voting on this proposed change to the recruitment process as well.
The AMA and AAP have a common goal in mind for the medical school and the medical workforce.
They want to provide the best possible medical education for the entire medical workforce and provide the highest quality medical care for all Americans.
AMA President Deborah Goldberg said in a statement, “We are committed to a world in which our doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals serve our nation’s health needs without compromising their academic ability or qualifications.
This is why we are working with AAP to ensure that medical school students have access to the best and brightest medical graduates.”AAP is asking members of the medical community to sign an open letter, which includes their thoughts and concerns, to the AAP.
The letter says, “It is critical that we have a robust and well-coordinated medical workforce in our nation, and that the medical profession have access and opportunity to those with the highest level of academic ability, including those who hold a doctorate.”
The letter also notes that the AAP believes the current system for medical school admissions is a “disadvantageous, inequitable, and inequitable.”
The letter states, “There is insufficient access to highly qualified candidates, and the system of admissions discriminates against those with lower academic qualifications, making it less likely that students with lower qualifications are offered admission to medical schools.”
The open letter also outlines the reasons why it’s important to give the medical field more time to work on this issue.
The letter says that the current process for medical schools to offer medical degrees and residencies, and to determine whether applicants have a medical degree or not, is a major obstacle to the medical industry recruiting the best doctors and nurses.
The AAP is urging the AMA and AMA members to sign the letter to help get this work done.
The AAP is asking medical school faculty and students to sign and submit an open form to AAP and AMA member physicians, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals.
The form should include a response to questions about the potential impact on the medical education and workforce.
The responses should also address the steps the AMA will take to improve medical school admission procedures and the potential for discrimination in the medical career field.
The open form can be found here.