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Focusing on mental illness as the cause of mass shootings diverts attention from the larger problem of gun violence in the U.S., two experts argue.

  • January 26, 2023
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.

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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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Cardiologist Heval Kelli, MD, fled persecution in Syria. Chris Buckley loathed Muslims and joined the KKK. Now they’re on a mission to help heal our nation.

  • February 1, 2023
Chris Buckley (left) and Heval Kelli, MD, grew up with different beliefs and backgrounds, but they share a passion for the United States.
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AAMC Statement on Death of Tyre Nichols

  • January 30, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population.

  • January 17, 2023
This is a view from above of a group of medical students looking up and smiling for the camera. They are standing in a lecture hall with table behind them.

More women are becoming doctors, doctors of different racial backgrounds prefer different specialties, and sports medicine keeps growing, according to AAMC data

  • January 12, 2023
Female doctor showing an x-ray image of man's lungs to her colleagues

People returning from incarceration are 13 times more likely to die soon after release. So hospitals employ formerly incarcerated people to help promote health.

  • January 10, 2023
Evan Ashkin, MD, and community health worker Tommy Green (right), who himself spent time in prison, work with a patient in the Formerly Incarcerated Transition Clinic in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (The patient granted permission to use his image but asked that his name be withheld.)

As “America’s doctor” steps down from his public role, he reflects on the privilege of helping protect and preserve the health of the American people.

  • December 22, 2022
Anthony Fauci, MD

How lack of precise data collection masks diversity and health disparities among the Hispanic and/or Latino community.

  • December 15, 2022
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The AAMC released its annual applicant and enrollment data for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • December 13, 2022

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
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA

Author Imani Perry, JD, PhD, discusses the South’s complex legacy of racism and resistance.

  • November 15, 2022
Authors Imani Perry, JD, PhD, and Jon Meacham discuss the complex legacy of the South at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Nov. 15.