Acronyms

AACN American Association of Colleges of Nursing

AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges

ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASPH Association of Schools of Public Health

CDA Career Development Award

CME continuing medical education

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

DEXA dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

DO Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

EMR electronic medical record

FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FTE full-time employee

GED General Education Degree

GME graduate medical education

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



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