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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022
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The residency application process is full of challenges for students and programs. We explore three possible reforms and what they may mean for all involved.

  • September 13, 2022

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Community Engagement Judiciary Branch
Press Release

The AAMC and 45 health professional and educational organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of consideration of race in higher education admissions

  • July 29, 2022
Press Release

The AAMC released a statement on Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson women’s health organization on June 24.

  • June 24, 2022
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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
A female patient of African descent is sitting on the examination table during a medical check up with a doctor. They are wearing face masks to prevent the spread of germs.
Press Release

On May 6, 2022, the AAMC reaffirmed its commitment to the physician-patient relationship and access to safe and effective reproductive health care.

  • May 6, 2022
AAMCNews

To reach the vaccine-hesitant, public health officials urge a variety of approaches, from connecting with local physicians to having respectful conversations.

  • December 21, 2021
Young female doctor injecting COVID-19 vaccine in arm of senior man for coronavirus immunization.
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, say change is needed to improve the nation’s health.

  • November 9, 2021
David Skorton speaks during Learn Serve Lead 2021
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Two pioneers — former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, and Obamacare expert Daniel Dawes, JD — offer a path forward for battling health inequities.

  • November 8, 2021
Philip Alberti, David Satcher, and Daniel Dawes appear on a laptop screen
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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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Experts in psychology and behavioral economics weigh in on why financial penalties will convince some, but not all, to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • October 26, 2021
A masked woman stands near a sign that reads "No Vaccine, No Entry"
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Columnist George Will says the causes of today’s heated discourse run deep and sees challenges to restoring civility in debates about civic issues.

  • October 19, 2021
George Will delivers the baccalaureate commencement address at Princeton University in 2019.