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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
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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For years, medical residency programs used Step 1 to help pick candidates. An advisor offers insights on how medical students might deal with the change.

  • January 11, 2022
Katherine Chretien, MD, advises a student through videoconferencing software on her computer
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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’m an emergency room physician and a DACA recipient and I believe Congress should pass immigration reform to give immigrants a more certain future.

  • September 14, 2021
Denisse Rojas Marquez, MD, MPP, poses for a picture with her sister, Nadia Rojas, at her graduation from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York earlier this year.
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A physician-in-training argues that social media can help marginalized groups in medicine find needed support and validation.

  • March 16, 2021
A doctor in scrubs leans against a wall and looks at his phone
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New AAMC data show that a majority of U.S. MD applicants who fail the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt still go on to a residency.

  • July 7, 2020
A stressed student looks at her computer
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A resident laments the loss of patient-provider connection during the pandemic. What happens to care when you can’t touch — or even see each other’s faces?

  • April 29, 2020
A medical worker in a mask and hairnet stares sadly out of a window
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An intern describes getting coughed on, wading through confusing information, and feeling helpless yet essential. Life as a resident during the current crisis.

  • March 24, 2020
A woman doctor puts on a mask inside a hospital
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Some residents could be released as early as July 26 to pursue training elsewhere, says AAMC Chief Health Care Officer Janis Orlowski, MD.

  • July 18, 2019
A health care worker exits Hahnemann University Hospital on July 9, 2019. (Christopher Evens/Alamy Stock Photo)
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One surgical program managed to double its percent of underrepresented residents. It took three fundamental steps.

  • May 14, 2019
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Medical schools may continue to pursue the all-important goals of diversity and inclusion while following the principles of law.

  • April 12, 2019