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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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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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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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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
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.
AAMCNews

A paucity of drugs for children forces doctors to prescribe ‘off-label’ and figure out doses. New ways to run clinical trials yield more pediatric medications.

  • June 21, 2022
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AAMCNews

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.
AAMCNews

The AAMC’s chief health care officer, Janis M. Orlowski, MD, reflects on three decades of change in academic medicine — and the challenges ahead.

  • June 1, 2022
Janis M. Orlowski, MD
AAMCNews

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.
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Even as women physicians gain a foothold in the male-dominated surgical specialties, they encounter other barriers.

  • April 22, 2022
Women surgeons struggle to find equipment that fits smaller bodies.
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Less reliance on MCAT and GPA scores, and more focus on the whole student, could drastically increase the number of Black medical students, one dean argues.

  • March 24, 2022
Medical student volunteers from Howard University College of Medicine pose with Dean Hugh Mighty, MD, MBA, at a community vaccination clinic in Washington, DC, on April 3, 2021.