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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
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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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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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.
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New funding for the National Health Service Corps will bolster the program’s ability to help physicians work in underserved communities.

  • June 24, 2021
Paola Portela, MD, chief medical officer of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, plays with a young patient.
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Usually, emergency medicine residents fend off recruiters. This year, they’re barely getting calls back. Here's how COVID-19 has upended EM job prospects.

  • February 25, 2021
Two doctors in PPE work on a patient in the hospital
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Data on food insecurity among medical students is sparse, but researchers think it’s a growing concern amid the pandemic. Schools are working to help.

  • January 14, 2021
People stock the shelves of a campus food pantry at the University of Toledo in Ohio
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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
A group of diverse women doctors in masks
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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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Loan repayment programs. Smart budgeting strategies. Fee assistance programs. Young doctors have many resources as they embark on a medical career.

  • October 14, 2020
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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
Police line tape across an emergency department room