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Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • December 6, 2022
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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
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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

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Faculty Diversity Harassment Research Training
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In addition to identifying strengths and areas for improvement, the report also describes practices to improve DEI among students, faculty, and staff.

  • November 10, 2022
The Power of Collective Action: Assessing and Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts at AAMC Medical Schools
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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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The pandemic has revealed the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. health care system. The AAMC Research and Action Institute will seek solutions.

  • April 29, 2021
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Postdocs have returned to their labs, but experiments are moving slowly. Schools and some federal agencies are seeking ways to help them make up for lost time.

  • April 8, 2021
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I’m a medical student tracking the U.S. response to COVID-19 for the WHO and it has taught me the importance of health policy research.

  • December 1, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) emblem is displayed on its headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is collecting information on individual countries’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic since spring 2020.
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Even before the pandemic, women in medicine earned less, did more at home, and lagged in promotions compared to men. Now it further threatens their careers.

  • November 12, 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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Women medical students now outnumber men, yet they still face significant levels of gender harassment, contributing to burnout and dissatisfaction.

  • February 18, 2020
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Providers have long suffered patient bias. Now, medicals schools and teaching hospitals are saying “no more” with powerful steps to protect students and staff.

  • January 17, 2020
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From the heights of Mount Everest to the bottom of the ocean, some researchers go to extremes in their quest for scientific solutions.

  • December 15, 2019
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