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As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • December 1, 2022
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Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • November 29, 2022
AAMC Board Chair Kirk Calhoun, MD, and AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, discuss challenges to academic medicine during the Leadership Plenary Nov. 13 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, call on colleagues to work together to tackle health care challenges.

  • November 13, 2022

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The U.S. spends $4 trillion on health care each year, yet many still lack access to good, affordable care, according to the AAMC Research and Action Institute.

  • August 17, 2022
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Student debt and physician shortages are fueling three-year med school options. One leader explains how they work and how to know if you’re a good candidate.

  • October 14, 2021
Joan Cangiarella, MD, director of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s accelerated three-year MD pathway, and John Colavito, MD, a program graduate and NYU resident, examine pathology slides.
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Patients with intellectual disabilities are six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than other people. An expert weighs in on how we must improve their care.

  • April 20, 2021
Jane Tobias, DNP, RN, MSN, gives a patient a COVID-19 vaccine at an April 3 event in Philadelphia that Jefferson Health designed to meet the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Telemedicine soared during the pandemic, and experts say it’s here to stay. How can providers and future physicians prepare to provide quality care from afar?

  • March 24, 2021
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, talks to a patient through a computer in her office
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A researcher is searching for COVID-19 treatments and sees hope in existing drugs. Here’s why his quest is so personal and what he says must happen next.

  • January 27, 2021
In 2014, David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, uncovered a potential treatment for his own deadly disease. Now he's on a mission to find one for COVID-19.
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COVID-19 has changed academic medicine forever; it’s up to us to make it better than before.

  • January 12, 2021
Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, says we can leverage the positive changes from the pandemic to improve academic medicine in the coming years.
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I’m a medical student tracking the U.S. response to COVID-19 for the WHO and it has taught me the importance of health policy research.

  • December 1, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) emblem is displayed on its headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is collecting information on individual countries’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic since spring 2020.
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The pandemic has underscored that we don’t have enough physicians to meet the needs of a growing, aging population now or in the future.

  • July 1, 2020
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A surge in telemedicine visits during COVID-19 provided unexpected benefits for patients and providers.

  • June 18, 2020
A mother and son have a telemedicine visit with a doctor
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Being in the middle of a pandemic feels unsettling and frightening. We need more research to better diagnose, treat, and prevent COVID-19.

  • April 15, 2020
A researcher in protective gear holds a COVID-19 blood sample