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AAMCNews

As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • December 1, 2022
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
Insights

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
AAMC Board Chair Kirk Calhoun, MD, and AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, discuss challenges to academic medicine during the Leadership Plenary Nov. 13 at Learn Serve Lead 2022.
AAMCNews

AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, call on colleagues to work together to tackle health care challenges.

  • November 13, 2022

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AAMCNews

Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP, a former health policy advisor on Capitol Hill who has championed health equity and access to care, joins the AAMC.

  • November 1, 2022
Danielle Turnipseed, JD, MHSA, MPP
AAMCNews

A new report highlights the extent of sexual harassment among faculty, as well as promising practices that might prevent and address it.

  • July 26, 2022
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AAMCNews

Medicine entails resilience, teamwork, and other crucial professional skills. A new AAMC test lets aspiring doctors show they have these critical competencies.

  • April 5, 2022
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Insights

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.
AAMCNews

Pregnant patients are often excluded from clinical trials for fear of causing harm, but experts say the lack of data can be even more harmful.

  • March 22, 2022
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AAMCNews

Changes to the program in 2022 will enable more students to qualify for assistance paying for the MCAT® exam, prep materials, and application fees.

  • January 27, 2022
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Insights

For years, medical residency programs used Step 1 to help pick candidates. An advisor offers insights on how medical students might deal with the change.

  • January 11, 2022
Katherine Chretien, MD, advises a student through videoconferencing software on her computer
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The AAMC released its annual applicant and enrollment data for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • December 8, 2021
AAMCNews

CRISPR is revolutionizing experimental therapies, but where should society draw the line?

  • December 2, 2021
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex and cells, illustration. The CRISPR-Cas9 protein (blue and pink) is used in genome engineering to cut DNA and uses a guide RNA sequence (orange) to cut DNA (purple) at a complementary cleavage site.
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Shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But compassion can save lives.

  • November 2, 2021
National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Nora Volkow, MD, presenting her annual report to a meeting of principal investigators in the Clinical Trials Network in Rockville, Maryland.