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Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • December 6, 2022
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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
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
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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

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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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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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I started F-1 Doctors to help international students like me find mentorship when applying to U.S. medical schools.

  • July 29, 2021
Azan Zahir Virji, MPH
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A nontraditional medical student shares his advice for how to transition from another career into medicine.

  • July 13, 2021
Third-year student Lala Tanmoy “Tom” Das prepares for a day at the hospital.
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With their education disrupted by the pandemic, this year’s graduating class developed “grit” through hard-earned lessons that will benefit their careers.

  • May 27, 2021
Students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson pose after their commencement ceremony on May 14, 2021.
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Like many American institutions, medicine has had to confront anti-Black racism during this tumultuous year. A senior medical student explains.

  • September 23, 2020
Taiwo Alonge speaks to students and faculty at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City during a teach-in he co-organized during his first year of medical school in 2017.
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Just 1% of U.S. physicians self-identify as TGNB, yet the population of TGNB individuals is growing. They need doctors who understand their health concerns.

  • September 1, 2020
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The AAMC and the Gold Foundation urge medical schools to continue to hold this annual ritual and together offer tools to help adapt to a virtual event.

  • August 5, 2020
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine held a socially distanced White Coat Ceremony on July 22. The event was livestreamed to family and friends
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A medical student reflects on why the country so admires Dr. Fauci — and why medical students should learn how to communicate about science.

  • July 22, 2020
Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Capitol Hill on June 23, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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Applying to medical school is just the first of many challenging but rewarding steps in the journey to becoming a physician. It’s a journey well worth taking.

  • June 22, 2020
Joseph Kerschner, MD, dean of the school of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, shares a laugh with students during the school’s 125th anniversary celebration in September 2018