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AAMC president to step down in June

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 7, 2005

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Jordan J. Cohen, MD, president of the Assn. of American Medical Colleges, plans to step down when his term ends June 30, 2006.

Dr. Cohen has led the AAMC since March 1994 and is the association's third full-time president. A committee has been formed to search for his successor, and a search firm will be engaged to assist in the process, the AAMC said.

The AAMC said Dr. Cohen would remain actively involved with the AAMC as president emeritus.

N. Lynn Eckhert, MD, DrPH, the AAMC's chair and director of academic programs for Harvard Medical International, praised Dr. Cohen's 10 years with the organization.

"America's medical schools and teaching hospitals are truly indebted to Jordan Cohen for an exemplary decade of leadership and service," Dr. Eckhert said. "During his time at the AAMC, he has distinguished himself as a champion of change. His vision, integrity and dedication have spurred many innovations that are strengthening and modernizing the way our nation educates and trains new physicians. Thanks to his efforts, the AAMC is well positioned to address the many challenges facing medical education, research and the nation's health care system in the years to come."

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/02/07/prbf0207.htm.

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