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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 2022 Report on Residents shows more diverse residents and continued interest in internal medicine and infectious disease specialties.

  • January 5, 2023
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The AAMC released a statement commenting on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 that would fund the federal government through the end of FY 2023.

  • December 20, 2022
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The AAMC released its annual applicant and enrollment data for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • December 13, 2022
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More Black and Hispanic students are attending, new data show. Overall applications returned to pre-pandemic levels after setting records amid COVID-19.

  • December 13, 2022
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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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In addition to identifying strengths and areas for improvement, the report also describes practices to improve DEI among students, faculty, and staff.

  • November 10, 2022
The Power of Collective Action: Assessing and Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts at AAMC Medical Schools
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COVID-19 resulted in millions of tons of health care-related waste. Here’s what teaching hospitals are doing to protect people and the environment.

  • November 8, 2022
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Throughout their careers, these esteemed academic medicine faculty have had an outsized impact on medical education, patient care, and the biomedical sciences.

  • October 27, 2022
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Gynecological teaching associates (GTAs) use their own bodies to help students gain expertise in pelvic exams. Here’s why the job was so empowering for one GTA.

  • October 25, 2022
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From long-time professionals to students, burnout is likely to strike medical professionals during their careers. Learn more about how to overcome it.

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