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Lori Weiss, 65, a retired teacher, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She is enrolled in a drug clinical trial and is hopeful about recent progress in disease research.
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While there is no cure, researchers say a newly approved drug, advanced testing, and increasing knowledge about the disease may improve patients’ lives.

  • January 24, 2023
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Some people have never contracted the disease despite heavy exposure. Scientists are studying whether genetic mutations shield them from infection or illness.

  • January 19, 2023
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The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population.

  • January 17, 2023

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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
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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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The AAMC Research and Action Institute released report detailing critical steps the nation must take now and in the future to address public health emergencies.

  • September 15, 2021
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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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Without a supportive pathway program, I wouldn’t be entering medicine. If we’re going to train the Native American physicians we need, we must build many more.

  • August 5, 2021
A blanketing ceremony closed out the 2020-2021 Wy’east Postbaccalaureate Pathway program for American Indian and Alaska Native students headed to medical school.
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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
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Our student-run clinic overcame language and cultural barriers to vaccinate thousands who wouldn’t otherwise have gotten the vaccines.

  • July 22, 2021
Justin Lau gets a bandage after his COVID-19 shot from UC Davis medical student Khadija Soufi at Shifa Community Clinic in Sacramento as undergraduate student Dana Hazem looks on.
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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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COVID-19 took an incalculable toll on the nation’s physicians. We will be unraveling its impact for years to come.

  • June 17, 2021
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Health care workers are burned out and suffering. Here’s what one surgeon thinks should be done.

  • June 4, 2021
A provider in a full protective suit takes a break outside while looking stressed