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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022

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Patients and providers don’t often recognize skin cancer on darker skin. Medical school faculty and students are trying to change that.

  • July 21, 2022
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From a doctor’s personal healing to treating ICU survivors, these books offer a glimpse into the compelling, disturbing, and often uplifting world of medicine.

  • July 19, 2022
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Understanding the complicity of the medical-scientific establishment during the Nazi regime can help foster empathy and combat antisemitism and racism today.

  • July 7, 2022
Students and faculty from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine spent a week in Poland in June to better understand the Holocaust. Here they are shown at the gate of the former Auschwitz 1 concentration camp.
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Supply chain experts warn of increasing disruptions, including many caused by geopolitical strife.

  • July 5, 2022
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Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Contribute $728 Billion, 3% of U.S. GDP

  • June 29, 2022
AAMCNews

The Dobbs decision will make it harder for future doctors to learn to perform abortions — and will affect other forms of training like miscarriage management.

  • June 24, 2022
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Medical residents often bemoan long hours and relatively low wages. Now, a growing number are unionizing, which observers say brings benefits — and drawbacks.

  • June 7, 2022
The Resident and Fellow Physician Union-Northwest stages a 15-minute walkout at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center in February during contract negotiations.
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Join us for an engaging and informative discussion with David J. Skorton, MD, and Roger A. Mitchell Jr., MD, on gun violence as a public health crisis.

  • June 1, 2022
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Medical students were already at risk of substance use disorder. The isolation and stress caused by the pandemic have exacerbated the contributing factors.

  • May 12, 2022
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AAMC chief public policy officer Karen Fisher, JD, has fought to support the missions of academic medicine. She describes key wins and the work that lies ahead.

  • May 10, 2022
AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Karen Fisher, JD, speaks with Sen. Roy Blunt [R-Mo.] and then-AAMC President and CEO Darrell Kirch, MD, (right) at a 2018 AAMC reception for the National Institutes of Health.