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A new study measures how spending by academic medical centers contributes to local jobs and to national and state economies.

  • June 29, 2022
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The Dobbs decision will make it harder for future doctors to learn to perform abortions — and will affect other forms of training like miscarriage management.

  • June 24, 2022
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A paucity of drugs for children forces doctors to prescribe ‘off-label’ and figure out doses. New ways to run clinical trials yield more pediatric medications.

  • June 21, 2022

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As states move to restrict certain treatments for transgender youth, experts explain the many types of care, the need for them, and their impact.

  • April 12, 2022
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The AAMC has announced Stephen J. Lopez, PhD, MBA, as its new chief information officer.

  • April 11, 2022
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Medicine entails resilience, teamwork, and other crucial professional skills. A new AAMC test lets aspiring doctors show they have these critical competencies.

  • April 5, 2022
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AAMC Statement on Norman “Ned” Sharpless Stepping Down as Director of National Cancer Institute

  • April 5, 2022
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A COVID-19 vaccine was created in under a year, but there’s no vaccine against AIDS. Experts explain how HIV eludes defeat and describe their latest strategies.

  • March 31, 2022
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It’s time for medicine to stop stigmatizing people with obesity and to provide compassionate care to people of all sizes, one expert argues.

  • March 29, 2022
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On March 28, the AAMC issued a statement in response to President Biden’s FY 2023 budget request for NIH, CDC, HRSA, CMS, and other federal agencies.

  • March 28, 2022
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Less reliance on MCAT and GPA scores, and more focus on the whole student, could drastically increase the number of Black medical students, one dean argues.

  • March 24, 2022
Medical student volunteers from Howard University College of Medicine pose with Dean Hugh Mighty, MD, MBA, at a community vaccination clinic in Washington, DC, on April 3, 2021.
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Pregnant patients are often excluded from clinical trials for fear of causing harm, but experts say the lack of data can be even more harmful.

  • March 22, 2022
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On March 17, the AAMC issued a statement applauding President Biden’s appointment of Ashish Jha, MD, to be the next White House COVID-19 response coordinator.

  • March 17, 2022
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