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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
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
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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
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.
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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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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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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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As states move to restrict certain treatments for transgender youth, experts explain the many types of care, the need for them, and their impact.

  • April 12, 2022
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Women physicians and scientists make substantially less than men of all races and ethnicities. This report is the first to examine this data across specialties.

  • October 12, 2021
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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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The pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities in medical education, health care, and research. The AAMC puts forth 10 action plans to address them.

  • October 27, 2020
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, explains the new strategic plan, “A Healthier Future for All.”
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To free up beds and protect vulnerable patients, hospitals are sending patients home with IVs, EKG devices, and other mainstays of acute care. Will it last?

  • September 29, 2020
A provider with Atrium Health’s COVID-19 Virtual Hospital delivers oxygen, IV medications, and other services to a patient in their home. The program has helped more than 17,000 people.
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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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