5 things to know about new members of NAM

The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, has elected 70 regular members and 10 international members.

Here are five things to know about the members and the election.

1. The newly elected members bring NAM's total active membership to 1,826 and the number of international members to 137. 

2. Among the newly appointed members are two senior managers from the American Medical Association — Howard Bauchner, MD, editor-in-chief of The Journal of the American Medical Association, and Susan Skochelak, MD, group vice president for medical education.

3. Election to the NAM recognizes individuals "who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service."

4.All of the individuals have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, healthcare and public health.

5. New members are elected by current active members through a selective process, and at least one-quarter of the NAM membership is selected from fields outside the health professions, such as law, engineering or social sciences.

To view the full list of newly appointed NAM members, click here.


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