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For high schoolers certain they want to become physicians, institutions offer a range of approaches to early medical school acceptance.

  • March 22, 2023
Collage of Match Day 2023 interviewees

A former Navy fighter pilot. A chef. A kindergarten teacher. For some students, medicine is a second – and sometimes even a third – career.

  • March 16, 2023
Sophia Matos, MD, poses with her parents after her graduation from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She is now an ENT resident at SIU.

Sophia Matos, MD, didn’t match the first time. The next year, she matched into medicine’s most competitive specialty — otolaryngology.

  • March 13, 2023

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Hundreds of new MDs are helping alleviate a dire shortage of health care providers in hot spots across the country.

  • April 3, 2020
An employee of NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital arrives for work on April 02, 2020 in New York City.

From sewing masks to unloading supplies, medical students are tackling tasks to meet growing needs during the COVID-19 crisis while learning amazing lessons.

  • April 2, 2020
Students distribute personal protective equipment at a Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, where volunteers tackle such tasks 24/7 through an Icahn School of Medicine effort

Vaccines saved humanity from countless scourges, like measles and smallpox. Producing a safe, effective vaccine is painstaking, as the risk of harm is real.

  • March 31, 2020
A woman doctor puts a bandage on a patient after giving him a vaccine
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AAMC Chief Medical Education Officer Alison J. Whelan, MD, issued a statement on updated interim guidelines for medical schools regarding medical students.

  • March 30, 2020

As health care workers across the country plead for more protective equipment, manufacturers and distributors are scrambling to meet an unprecedented need.

  • March 27, 2020
Police in East Meadow, New York, lead a donation drive to collect medical equipment such as N95 surgical masks, nitrile gloves, tyvex suits, and antibacterial and disinfecting wipes to battle the coronavirus pandemic on March 24, 2020

Providers working in the current outbreak face huge stresses, including fears for themselves and their families, yet they are inspired to keep serving patients.

  • March 26, 2020
A UW Medicine nurse gets help sanitizing her hands after removing the gown and gloves she wore while screening a patient for COVID-19
Press Release

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued the following statement after the Senate came to an agreement on the CARES Act.

  • March 25, 2020

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

Even before Congress lifted restrictions on reimbursement for telehealth through Medicare, academic medical centers were expanding telemedicine services.

  • March 23, 2020
A male doctor consults with an elderly female patient through the computer.

As the nation grapples with COVID-19, medical schools take a moment to celebrate more than 30,000 students who matched to their chosen specialty.

  • March 20, 2020
Students at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School gathered in the online videoconferencing platform Zoom to share Match Day announcements