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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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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

Even as the CDC and WHO raise their alert levels, experts say we should be aware but not worried — yet. Here’s the latest on this viral outbreak.

  • June 15, 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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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

Experts weigh in on how the vaccines are holding up against the highly contagious variant.

  • February 8, 2022
Young African American male patient sitting in a medical clinic and is being given the COVID-19 vaccine in his arm by a female African American doctor, both wearing protective face masks
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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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
AAMCNews

Experts weigh in on how to assess personal risks when planning holiday gatherings.

  • December 14, 2021
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The AAMC released its annual applicant and enrollment data for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • December 8, 2021
Insights

Student debt and physician shortages are fueling three-year med school options. One leader explains how they work and how to know if you’re a good candidate.

  • October 14, 2021
Joan Cangiarella, MD, director of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s accelerated three-year MD pathway, and John Colavito, MD, a program graduate and NYU resident, examine pathology slides.