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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.

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
Authors Imani Perry, JD, PhD, and Jon Meacham discuss the complex legacy of the South at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 15.

Author Imani Perry, JD, PhD, discusses the South’s complex legacy of racism and resistance.

  • November 15, 2022
Thomas Insel, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and author of “Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health,” speaks at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting, on Nov. 14.

Thomas Insel, MD, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, says the mental health crisis can be solved by focusing on social supports and mental health care systems.

  • November 14, 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
Doctor in protective equipment talks to obese African-American mature lady holding black tablet

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.

Emergency departments treat many medically vulnerable patients. Yet too few ED residents are learning to provide culturally responsive care, an expert argues.

  • February 17, 2022
Adrianne Haggins, MD, tends to a patient at the University of Michigan Health emergency department in Ann Arbor.

Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.

The AAMC Center for Health Justice has partnered with the AMA to release a guide to language, narrative, and concepts in health equity in medicine.

  • October 28, 2021
A masked doctor talks with a parent and children in his office

Black and Latinx children have seen more illness and death during COVID-19 than other kids. A child psychiatrist describes how to protect their mental health.

  • February 23, 2021
A young child looks out of a window

I wanted to mentor students of color and promote diversity, but I felt insufficiently supported. Here’s what schools must do to create supportive environments.

  • August 10, 2020
Kali Cyrus, MD, speaks on intersectionality in gender equity movements at the Time’s Up Convening on Pay Equity in September 2019

The subtleties of racism don’t kill you in minutes, but they are deadly. We need a communal experience that teaches us we comprise one beautiful human mosaic.

  • July 24, 2020
Roderic Pettigrew, PhD, MD, and Rep. John Lewis at the 2016 A Candle In the Dark Awards Gala of Morehouse College. Rep. Lewis received the Candle Award for achievements in civil rights and public service. Dr. Pettigrew is a previous award recipient.

Students, physicians, and academic medical centers have a role to play in recognizing structural racism and addressing health disparities.

  • June 5, 2020
Protesters gathered on H and 16th streets in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 3, around 6:30 p.m. to protest police brutality

Whether you survive COVID-19 should not depend on your race or ethnicity. Here's what needs to happen so all patients have the chance to live a healthy life.

  • May 20, 2020
The author and her sister Denise Fair, MPH, MBA, chief public health officer at the Detroit Health Department, attend services at their church, which has been hit hard by COVID-19