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The stakes are high and everyone in medicine needs to step up. Nerdy Girl scientists provide lessons and tools from their work to educate the public.

  • August 11, 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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  • August 4, 2022

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While staff in the first COVID-19 epicenters try to recover from the onslaught, hospitals beef up wellness supports to stave off fatigue and emotional fallout.

  • July 6, 2020
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We asked residents how they got through that tough first year. From the simply practical to the profoundly philosophical, here are their savviest insights.

  • June 11, 2020
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David Skorton talks with Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, senior associate dean for well-being and resilience and chief wellness officer at the Icahn School of Medicine.

  • May 15, 2020
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A resident laments the loss of patient-provider connection during the pandemic. What happens to care when you can’t touch — or even see each other’s faces?

  • April 29, 2020
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Medical students who are a few weeks from graduation want to help out during these tough times. But that could have consequences for their mental health.

  • April 14, 2020

Ross McKinney Jr., MD, and Arthur Derse, MD, JD, join AAMC President and CEO David Skorton, MD, in this engaging podcast discussion.

  • April 10, 2020
Beyond the White Coat

Clinicians across the country are dealing with stark increases in COVID-19 infections and anxiety. The emotional and physical toll on them is only beginning.

  • April 10, 2020
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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
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Nearly 50% of emergency physicians say they’ve been assaulted. 70% of emergency nurses report being hit or kicked on the job. So what’s the solution?

  • February 24, 2020
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As a medical trainee, he was convinced he had melanoma. Beneath his hypochondria lay some human fears that ultimately made him a more compassionate physician.

  • February 14, 2020